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Survey for Family-Owned Businesses

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.

1.

I would choose this job or career for myself even if my company were not family-owned.

1

2

3

4

NA

2.

Lines of responsibility are clear in the company.

1

2

3

4

NA

3.

Those with responsibility for certain roles or tasks are given the authority to fulfill those roles or tasks.

1

2

3

4

NA

4.

Communication is open and clear in all levels of the organization.

1

2

3

4

NA

5.

Our family relationships do not negatively influence or control business decisions and behavior. Nor do business decisions and behavior negatively affect our family relationships. 

1

2

3

4

NA

6.

Conflict within the organization is resolved professionally and effectively.

1

2

3

4

NA

7.

I have developed a personal sense of independence and self-reliance that has not been hindered by working in a family business. 

1

2

3

4

NA

8.

I can "leave my work behind" when I engage in social, recreational, or spiritual endeavors with family members. 

1

2

3

4

NA

9.

Positions are filled and work is rewarded within the company based on abilities rather than family position.

1

2

3

4

NA

10.

The business has made smooth transitions when one generation retires and the next assumes positions of greater authority.

1

2

3

4

NA

TOTAL SCORE:  
   

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. Increasing
strengths in these areas could enhance the organization and its staff.
36 - 40 Many aspects of how this family business operates could leave you feeling
quite discouraged or dissatisfied. Coaching could help toward creating a
company that operates more professionally and efficiently, or could help you
manage the complications for you of working in this family business.

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