By Mary Whiteside, Craig E. Aronoff, Ph.D. and John L. Ward, Ph.D.
How Families Work Together emphasizes how to build positive and constructive family relations by learning to make the characteristics and dynamics of family life work for you. Dr. Mary Whiteside of the Ann Arbor Center for the Family, a nationally-recognized family systems psychologist, joins Drs. Aronoff and Ward in this volume. This guide will help you:
understand how family history affects current behavior;
tap family heritage to accomplish shared goals;
interpret trouble signs in family/business relations;
learn to use powerful tools to improve personal/business relationships among family members;
construct family genograms and use them to understand and smooth family/working relations;
render family conflicts more manageable and less painful;
break harmful or painful patterns of family behavior;
make family ownership a business asset and much more...
How Families Work Together will help to untie knots in the fabric of the family. It shows how to focus family energy on moving forward together toward shared goals, emphasizing psychological health in family systems.
'Owners need to remember to focus on both the family and business sides of their enterprise if they want to maximize their family business success over the long term. How Families Work Together... provides sound and effective guidance ---checklists, tips, suggestions, and behaviors to avoid--- to help family members improve their working relationships. This book should be read and discussed by all family members who are actively involved in the family business.'
Donald G. Nelson, Family Office Executive
'This book not only helped our family work better together, it helped us become a closer family unit. How Families Work Together is a must read!'
Tom Scotti, President
Keystone HRC, Inc.