Family-owned or family-managed businesses have
some unique characteristics that can be great strengths or can be
the source of internal problems for the organization. Coaching for
those in management positions, for any individual working in such a
business, or for teams of workers in the organization can help to
facilitate the strengths and eliminate the problems related to
family ownership or management.
The boundaries that have been established
between the family business and other family interactions are often
unclear or confusing. They can result in difficulties in work
relationships as well as non-work relationships within the family.
Issues that can be affected are communication patterns, conflict
resolution strategies, role and responsibility confusions, advancement and recognition complications, power and control issues,
difficulties in appropriate adult development for those in younger
generations, and road blocks in the transition between generations
of leadership. As an objective partner in assessing the business, I
offer a safe arena for honest examination of what is working well
and what patterns of interaction need to be adjusted in order that
the company and the family relationships are strengthened. I offer
encouragement and support so that motivation for change and
accountability in the change process can result in greater
effectiveness and satisfaction for all involved.
I work with you to:
Develop appropriate boundaries between family and business
Clarify roles and responsibilities within the organization.
Ensure an equitable promotion and reward system.
Develop sophisticated communication procedures and skills.
Improve conflict resolution strategies.
Empower those at all levels of the company to contribute at
their highest level.
Achieve smooth transitions when an older generation retires
and a younger one assumes greater responsibility.
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the ways in which coaching might be of value to individuals or teams
within your organization.
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