Keeping Family in the Family Meeting
We advocate business-owning family meetings that focus on family more than business.
A recent meeting of a successful 3rd generation business family we know included these items:
Remembrances of Grandma-Many family members voluntarily told stories and memories and were prompted by a slide presentation of old photos.
Personal stories-At each meeting one member of the second generation, one from the third and one in-law share their goals, plans, accomplishments and disappointments.
Director's views-One of the independent directors offered his view of the changes and trends in the world.
Educational session-A guest from another family described what they are doing in philanthropy.
After each meeting, discussions are recorded and compiled in a binder.
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