With years of experience working with family businesses, both as a consultant and as an executive, Catherine is very aware of the strengths, challenges and pitfalls of working with your family.
Catherine's advice: Get the best for your family and your organization by regularly investing time into growing and deepening your relationships within the business. After all, those relationships are the best part of having a family business! And, with regular maintenance, those close ties will allow your business to dominate and rise above whatever the world throws at you.
Family owned businesses consistently do better than other organizations, both financially and in terms of longevity. But, family business also comes with its own set of challenges as you live with, work with and deeply care about each other and think about the next generation's needs and challenges.
The Birkman is an exceptional tool for family business
as it provides detailed, statistically fascinating results about each family member. With the Birkman, you will gain invaluable insights about where each of you is coming from. And, the Birkman process creates a safe space in which to have difficult, constructive conversations. Those conversations that tend to get put off to your business' and family's detriment.