FREE RESOURCES PERTAINING TO CONFLICT RESOLUTION
Conflict is unavoidable, even in the closest families and the best-run companies. Successful business families learn to manage such differences. Indeed, they are apt to find that discussion of alternative viewpoints often leads to constructive change. Business owners who never developed conflict-resolution skills may hesitate to put interpersonal issues on the table for fear that the mere articulation of their feelings will damage their relationship with the other party.
PERTAINING TO VALUES, VISION, AND MISSION STATEMENTS
The Family Values Statement establishes the bedrock for corporate culture. Values become the proverbial pillars that inform the family's actions, beliefs, and ultimately their behaviours. Selecting the most critical values to be part of the family's values statement is an important element of the process and only the shared values the family believes are important to the family's identity and culture need to be included.
Understanding a family's values, clarifying a family's mission, and articulating a clear vision are the major differentiators among the family businesses which prosper and exist longer than the tenure of one generation of owners.
PERSONAL VALUES ASSESSMENT
– Your Moral Compass
The objective of this exercise is to help you clarify your values or beliefs. Since our values and beliefs change over time, often after reflection or certain events, it is useful to review and consider our values and beliefs regularly. Being mindful of your values requires periodic reflection about your beliefs and their importance to you at this point in your life.
MITCHELL FAMILY VALUES STATEMENT
SAMPLE FAMILY BUSINESS VISION STATEMENT
DEFINING A SHARED FUTURE VISION OF THE FAMILY & BUSINESS
CAMERON FAMILY MISSION STATEMENT