Slamming doors and tattling to Mom might have worked when you were younger, but these strategies are no longer useful when handling conflict in your family business. Dealing effectively with differences of opinion in a family enterprise is crucial. Conflict can destroy relationships and ruin the harmony that makes working together as a family special.
Communication is the fundamental link that connects all people. Without it, you are lost. And yet few of us are actually taught how to effectively communicate. As professionals involved with family, we see the breakdowns. We have learned how to help others improve their communication to achieve results without confusion.
Don’t spend your energy avoiding conflict. Learn how to disagree, debate, even argue in a respectful and professional manner that results in agreement and best available outcomes.