Over the last 25 years, I have seen plenty of dysfunction amongst HOA/condo board members. When board members are constantly fighting between each other it makes it extremely difficult for the board to accomplish anything.
Each volunteer board of director has a fiduciary duty and must act with the association’s best interest in mind. When board in-fighting gets to the point of being a distraction, that fiduciary duty has been breached. If it gets to the point that board members truly cannot act productively then your board needs to take action to resolve the differences between board members.
If you’re reading this thinking, “yikes, this sounds like our board”, then I suggest you bring in an expert to attempt to work through the problems as soon as possible. My firm has helped countless boards get out of the trenches by evaluating personality types and developing a plan. Trust me, there is a way out of the in-fighting! Contact my firm about conducting a Boot Camp for your board so we can help with settling the unrest and getting the board on the right track. Another option is to consider reaching out to your respective city and inquire about a mediator that they may have available to assist your board.
Mulcahy Law Firm, P.C. offers a wealth of free resources for board of directors including over 60+ Mulcahy Community Association Cheat Sheets including, Dealing with Difficult People & Harassment. Please contact my firm at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions, or for more information on a Boot Camp.