Family dynamics and relationships can be a major challenge for family firms, and non-family members working within them!  What is often said can be misinterpreted by non-family directors and employees and there needs to be a clear understanding of what is actually meant.

Family members in business together need to understand who they are and what 'hat they are wearing' and to appreciate that the way they interact with family members at home cannot necessarily be transferred to the workplace.  Care  needs to be taken to ensure that personal/familial relationships do not cause broader issues and do not result in workplace conflict or the loss of key non-family personnel to the firm as well.