Choosing to join, work, and remain, in a family business can be far more complicated than when pursuing any other employment path. While the rewards can be far greater, at times the emotional and relational complexities can be seemingly impossible to navigate. The business suffers, relationships are damaged, and individual performance and happiness deteriorates beyond repair.
See below to learn more about how Dr. Klein works with family business members (1-on-1, or as a group) to maximize decision-making, address family business dynamics, and maintain or set a course for workplace effectiveness and long-term growth and satisfaction.
Through comprehensive discovery, action planning, and coaching, 1-on-1 advising assists in moving individuals forward towards creating and meeting both short- and long-term professional and personal goals. Tools that measure work-related personality traits, career interests, motivators, and social and emotional style are utilized to determine "best fit" job roles, paths, and organizational climates.
Easy-to-use assessments that help members better understand how they are each "wired" can enhance cohesion and collaboration while helping to manage (or avoid) conflict in the workplace.. Objective assessments provide new ways for thinking about who family members are, and what makes each family business unique. These tools are completed individually prior to a group workshop and debrief. Participants receive their own in-depth profile as well as a group personality wheel.
Familybusiness.org recently published Dr. Klein's article on the difference between thriving and being trapped in a family business.
Now available as a second edition, Trapped in the Family Business is a practical guide for understanding family business traps and what can be done about them.
As a guest on various family business podcasts, Dr. Klein shares stories and insights about family business careers, dynamics, and challenges
Hear about how the work Dr. Klein does has benefitted individuals in family businesses their own words