The health of your family should be your #1 priority as a family business owner. Working with family members can often feel like a never-ending game of Whack-a-Mole, with new problems popping up constantly both inside and outside of the business. Unhappiness at home can cause dysfunction in the office, which in turn exacerbates your familial drama in a constant negative feedback loop. The most successful family businesses work proactively on achieving a well-defined vision for both the family and the business, rather than merely reacting to problems as they appear, and this is why you may need the guidance of an expert on what makes family business uniquely challenging and uniquely rewarding. The B.O.S.S. system encourages you to organize and balance your business in way that all needs are not only heard, but actively considered, ultimately allowing for a successful business built by a healthy, functional family.
THE B.O.S.S. SYSTEM AND YOUR COMMON FAMILY VISION
By coming together to examine each element of the B.O.S.S. system, your family can form a common family vision to unite your family. With this vision in place, your family has a reference point to measure success, strategize, and properly balance the needs of the family at home with the needs of the business. Rather than reactively focusing on problems as they occur, your family is now vision-focused. Instead of reinforcing win-lose dynamics and strict hierarchies of needs, your family is now ensuring that every step forward is a win-win for all those involved.
Your family is at the core of your business, and your business is often at the core of your family. Without proper attention, family dynamics can be the cause of some of your stickiest issues both in the office and at home. However, with the help and structure of the B.O.S.S. system, your family can stay healthy while running a thriving, successful company.
For more information on the B.O.S.S. system and more practical solutions to the problems unique to family businesses, contact Hubler for Business Families today to set up a free orientation meeting with Thomas Hubler, the expert on family business planning.