Video 20. Family Systems & Skills – Teamwork.
- Families tend to assume that their “familyness” means they naturally work well as a team, but the reality is often far from the belief – which easily leads to conflict when expectations are seriously mismatched and badly unmet.
- The quality of teamwork has a lot to do with group culture, shared goals and values, respect, trust and inclusion. Teams function best when they have worthwhile tasks that place demands on neutral reliability.
- Solution: start building the family team from a young age to get family members used to the idea of working with other family members.
- Within the family, philanthropy and investment committees, along with social and holiday committees, provide good opportunities for developing collaborating skills and teamwork.