"Community associations occupy a space that lies somewhere between public governments and private businesses... As common interest communities have become more prevalent, the legal and social challenges they post have become more apparent."
This is "the rub." It's why you're on this website right now!
"By vesting management responsibilities in an association, the owners overcome most of the collective action problems presented by commonly owned resources."
IF ONLY this were true!
"In larger communities, management companies are often hired to relieve the Board of day-to-day operational responsibilities."
There's no "easy button." As we discuss in Decision-Making 101, the work product of your association's staff and third-party vendors (law firms, consultants, community association manager, etc.) is only as good as the direction, information (facts and context), conversations and questions you exchange.