Family Business Mediator Video No 16: Family Systems & Skills – Communication. By Jon Kenfield.

Common Causes of Family Conflict & How to Deal with Them.

Video 16. Family Systems & Skills – Communication.

  • It’s common to blame lack of, or breakdown in, communication for causing conflict. This is total rubbish and causes enormous problems when hope, time and effort are put into fixing symptoms, rather than causes.
  • Individuals may lack the skills and insights required to recognise the different requirements of commercial vs social communications. Social communications do not require the same level of disciplined thinking and approach that commercial Communications demand.
  • Solution: Find out WHY communication has broken down (invariably relationship issues) and address those before trying to improve communication skills.

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