Being in a family business is not like working any other job. The personal stakes are much higher; your family assets are at risk! So are your relationships.
If you’re the founder or older generation…
Are you concerned about the future of your company?
Are disagreements about direction and management common?
Is it difficult to let go and trust less experienced family members to run the show?
If you’re the younger (or middle) generation in a family-run business…
Do you feel respected, appreciated, and listened to?
Can you have difficult conversations without hurt feelings or shouting matches?
Or do you just get shut down?
Are you living a shared dream or are you biding your time while living someone else’s?
Are the lines between family life and work life clear?
Are your roles and responsibilities clearly defined and agreed upon in both places?