Resolving Family Business Conflicts

Leaders of family businesses often ignore problems that cause strife in the workplace. Our family biz columnist has a simple solution

Too often, sweeping potential conflict under the rug is what happens in family enterprises. Rather than respectfully addressing problems that could cause strife, they are ignored and allowed to fester until some combination of events makes them impossible to overlook. By then the conflict may be so intense and deep-rooted, or the business may be in such a delicate and precarious position, that resolution is much more difficult.

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