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November 1, 2005

The best way to avoid conflict is to have good systems of communication. Transparency is key. But, argue the experts, it is also part of life and, rather than avoid it, it is possible to harness it creatively and bolster the company’s productivity. Scott McCulloch reports

Scott McCulloch is editor of Families in Business.

The best way to avoid conflict is to have good systems of communication. Transparency is key. But, argue the experts, it is also part of life and, rather than avoid it, it is possible to harness it creatively and bolster the company's productivity. Scott McCulloch reports

July 1, 2005

Families and their businesses do well if they have effective communication skills and regular forums for sharing information. Dennis Jaffe describes how to extract the best outcomes and reach emotional stability in the potential cauldron of family business

Dennis Jaffe is a founding member of the Aspen Family Business Group. www.aspenfamilybusiness.com

Families and their businesses do well if they have effective communication skills and regular forums for sharing information. Dennis Jaffe describes how to extract the best outcomes and reach emotional stability in the potential cauldron of family business

July 1, 2005

It makes sense to formalise employment contracts, both for employees and employer in family companies. Employment agreements encourage healthy communication, prevent resentments from building up and avoid disputes arising later on, advises Jeffrey Wolfson

Jeffrey Wolfson is a family business attorney at Goulston & Storrs and is chairman emeritus of the Northeastern University Center for Family Business. www.jwolfson@goulstonstorrs.com

It makes sense to formalise employment contracts, both for employees and employer in family companies. Employment agreements encourage healthy communication, prevent resentments from building up and avoid disputes arising later on, advises Jeffrey Wolfson

May 1, 2005

Every family in business needs to have a good governance structure. Johan Lambrecht describes the best way to achieve success and stability by looking closely, with some examples, at how you can rethink your strategy and mission statements for top results

Johan Lambrecht is professor at the European University College Brussels (EHSAL). He is director of the Research Centre for Entrepreneurship at EHSAL
and the Catholic University, Brussels

Every family in business needs to have a good governance structure. Johan Lambrecht describes the best way to achieve success and stability by looking closely, with some examples, at how you can rethink your strategy and mission statements for top results

September 1, 2004

A family agreement can be a powerful tool for any business owning family. It can secure and perpetuate an enterprise but it should be a distinct reflection of a family’s culture and experience, argue Daniela Montemerlo and John Ward

Daniela Montemerlo is a professor at Bocconi University. John Ward is Wild Group Professor of Family Business at IMD in Switzerland and Professor of Family Enterprises at Kellogg School of Management.

A family agreement can be a powerful tool for any business owning family. It can secure and perpetuate an enterprise but it should be a distinct reflection of a family's culture and experience, argue Daniela Montemerlo and John Ward

September 1, 2004

Ignoring the strategic landscape of the business itself, family firms can focus too heavily on leadership transition because of emotional reasons, says Andrew Keyt. Has succession overshadowed the harder long-term business goals?

Andrew Keyt is president of the US chapter of the FBN and executive director of the Chicago Family Business Center.

Ignoring the strategic landscape of the business itself, family firms can focus too heavily on leadership transition because of emotional reasons, says Andrew Keyt. Has succession overshadowed the harder long-term business goals?

January 1, 2004

A family council is common in a large, sophisticated family-run firm. But they can be tricky to implement and, like families, each is unique and evolves in its own way

John L Ward is the Co-Director of the Center for Family Enterprises at Kellogg School of Management (USA) and the Wild Group Professor of Family Business at IMD (Switzerland). He serves on the boards of four family companies in Europe and the USA.

A family council is common in a large, sophisticated family-run firm. But they can be tricky to implement and, like families, each is unique and evolves in its own way

January 1, 2004

Acting quickly to repair short-circuits in a family’s communication process can save a great deal of hardship down the line

Dennis T Jaffe is Professor at Saybrook Graduate School in San Francisco, author of Working With The Ones You Love and a founding member of the Aspen Family Business Group.

Acting quickly to repair short-circuits in a family's communication process can save a great deal of hardship down the line

November 1, 2003

Clearly communicating your needs and expectations to your lawyer means you receive better advice and, usually, better value. Eight simple rules will help you redefine your relationship to achieve more valuable advice

Henry Krasnow is a lawyer with over 35 years of experience who specialises in the problems of family businesses. He is the founding partner of the law firm Krasnow Saunders Cornblath, LLP and is based in Chicago, Illinois.

Clearly communicating your needs and expectations to your lawyer means you receive better advice and, usually, better value. Eight simple rules will help you redefine your relationship to achieve more valuable advice

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