Every Family has a set of Values. The Values may not be explicitly articulated, but they are present.
We may not always agree that those Values are good or bad, positive or negative, but each family has a set of Values.
In my work with Business Families it is very rewarding to nurture the dialogue as the Family struggles to articulate their Family Values. It is my belief the hard work of articulating the Family Values, specifically developing the non-negotiable Values for their Family, pays huge dividends the Family and the Business.
Roy Disney once said: “When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier.”
I believe Family Values, articulated or not, are the glue that will carry a Business Family through tough times or be the wedge that will divide.
How has your Business and Family been strengthened by understanding your Family Values?
I would love to hear from you.