The Importance of Trust in Family Business

trust_fallTrust in family business is a critical issue. Strong relationships which are based on trust and communication build equality and respect - not power and control. Trust can be built, measured, tested and repaired. It is a way of reducing uncertainty in interpersonal and organizational settings and is necessary for cohesive and productive professional relationships.

Dispute Resolution in Family Business

Dispute ResolutionDisputes can cause major disruptions within a family business and even spell an end to the business if not handled effectively. This is exactly why learning how to facilitate dispute resolution in family business is vital. The development of a shareholder agreement can prove to be invaluable in resolving differences and protecting a family business from making destructive decisions.

How to Build Positive Working Relationships

Postive Work RelationshipsLearning how to build positive working relationships is essential in a family business. Positive relationships are a factor in the success of the business and in the level of satisfaction at work. To build good working relationships in a family business, employees of the business must be proactive in making social investments in one another.

Social Support – Your Greatest Asset in Family Business

Social InvestmentThe strength of social relationships and strong ties to their manager can distinguish the happiest employees from everyone else. Family business support can be the greatest asset of a family business. Workers who believe their supervisor cares about them as people are oftentimes more productive and more likely to stay with a company long-term.

Family Bonding Improves Family Business Success

Family BondingPositive bonding within families is a critical factor in the long-term achievement of the family as well as the family business. Families that have a culture of love and support ultimately lead to more successful working relationships and family business success. Social investment and bonding in the family business is an invaluable factor.

Is Your Family Business a Positive Place?

Positive vs NegativeHappy workers have higher levels of productivity, produce higher sales and perform better in leadership positions. Are the leaders and employees who work in your family business workplace happy? Is it a positive place to work? Happiness affects success in all areas of life, and especially in a family business.

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Setting a Happiness Baseline to Achieve Success

Average or MemorableAttitude is a choice and a positive attitude can benefit family business and individual career success. The benefits of business happiness and positivity are measurable and significant. Happy family business leaders result in a team of employees who are happy, healthy and more productive. Business happiness leads to success and achievement - not the other way around.

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The Happiness Advantage: The connection between happiness and success

Positive PsychologyThey key of success in business is positive psychology. It is imperative that families pay attention to their family culture, which can exhibit positive or negative elements. The goal is to find ways to achieve a positive focus for every family business. Positive psychology can change the lens through which family business workers view their lives and the world.

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Families Who Learn Together Stay (in Business) Together

A+One way to build relationships is for family members to learn together by attending conferences, workshops or classes. When multiple family members attend family business education classes together, they learn new skills and ideas and they can discuss those ideas with the rest of the family and determine how those ideas may be of use in their own situation.

Is 10,000 Enough?

The 10,000 hour rule summary implies that it takes a minimum of 10,000 hours of focused effort to develop a skill and even more to get to the point where others call a person gifted at that skill. In a normal job, a person works 2,000 hours in one year, and 10,000 in five years.