How We Work Together. . .
Please respond to each statement below by
checking 1, 2, 3, 4, or NA.
The scale is as follows:
1 -Strongly Agree, 2 -Agree, 3 -Neutral, 4 -Disagree, NA Doesn't Apply
You may choose to submit your
score at the bottom of this page.
I would choose this job or career for myself
even if my company were not family-owned.
Lines of responsibility are clear in the
Those with responsibility for certain roles
or tasks are given the authority to fulfill those roles or tasks.
Communication is open and clear in all
levels of the organization.
Our family relationships do not negatively
influence or control business decisions and behavior. Nor do business
decisions and behavior negatively affect our family relationships.
Conflict within the organization is resolved
professionally and effectively.
I have developed a personal sense of independence and
self-reliance that has not been hindered by working in a family
I can "leave my work behind" when
I engage in social, recreational, or spiritual endeavors with family
Positions are filled and work is rewarded
within the company based on abilities rather than family position.
The business has made smooth transitions
when one generation retires and the next assumes positions of greater
1 to 25 This sounds like a well-run company
and a satisfying job.
26 - 35 There are aspects of the company that could be causing
distress or dissatisfaction
for you or others or else causing inefficiencies in the operations.
strengths in these areas could enhance the organization and its
36 - 40 Many aspects of how this family business operates could
leave you feeling
quite discouraged or dissatisfied. Coaching could help toward
company that operates more professionally and efficiently, or could
manage the complications for you of working in this family business.
Please click on "Coaching for Family-Owned-Businesses" in
the menu for coaching options.
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