Family businesses are a special breed…
And they need specialized help when relationships break down.
Park Avenue Relationship Consultants can provide that help. We offer a specialty service delivered by trained family therapists with extensive experience working with family businesses and their unique dynamics. We can help you resolve the painful conflicts and psychological tensions that often exist between close relatives in business together.
WHAT WE OFFER:
GOALS OF FAMILY BUSINESS THERAPY:
- BETTER COMMUNICATION: To improve communication and increase mutual understanding between family members within the context of the business.
- CONFLICT RESOLUTION: To diagnose, heal and repair conflictual relationship issues between family members in business together.
- INTERGENERATIONAL AUTHORITY SHARING: To enable a more harmonious sharing of authority between family members across generations.
The past is always a shadow on the present. And even in the best of circumstances, the normal tensions and stress of running a business may turn into bitter disagreements when family members are involved. The boundaries between family and business are sometimes quite porous.
Power struggles, perceived favoritism, competition and mistrust within the day-to-day running of a business can cause havoc in the family. Ultimately, morale within the business may suffer, and there can be an adverse effect on your bottom line.
At such times, a family may turn to either a general family business consultant or a general marriage and family counselor for help. However, this is not something a business consultant or family counselor alone can adequately help with. What is needed is the ability to provide expert family relationship guidance within the context of a business, and for that we recommend a PARC family business therapist.
COMMON OBJECTIONS TO FAMILY BUSINESS THERAPY:
PARC family business therapists are trained to reduce tensions to a minimum so that productive conversations can take place in a safe atmosphere. When family businesses are in crisis, they run a far greater risk of waiting too long to resolve their differences.
The sooner conflicts are tackled, the easier it becomes to resolve the issues.
Our focus is on your relationships, and how you might improve them in order to benefit both your family and your business as a whole.
Allocating time and resources to strengthening your family relationships can be one of the most worthwhile business investments you ever make.
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