Being able to effectively expose, diagnose, and resolve emotionally charged issues within the dynamic of a business-family can be a daunting task. In this section we highlight the importance of creating a safe and constructive process for addressing the sensitive issues – ‘the elephant in the room’ – so that family-business conflict resolution can be achieved and sustained.
Among Your Business Owning Family Members Have You Noticed?
An answer of “yes” to any of these accounts signals that Silent Barriers may be undermining your business potential and/or relations with business-owning family members.
Silent Barriers are the unconscious or unspoken, often highly charged, emotional undercurrents – anger, jealousy, fear – that result in conflict-producing behaviours such as blame, hostility, disrespect, and other counterproductive actions.
The cost of ignoring silent barriers can be high. Through practical and proven processes, tactics, and tools we work with you to diagnose and prescribe remedies to minimize or eliminate the impact of silent barriers so that business-family members are able to effectively work together to ensure the continuity of their business and enduring harmony in their families.