Working and Career

Working and Career

Joshua Stewart

WORKING: Family Business

By Joshua StewartPosted May 10, 2013 10:30am (EDT)
(Photo Courtesy of Muriel Miralles de Sawicki via stock.xchng.)

(Photo Courtesy of Muriel Miralles de Sawicki via stock.xchng.)


At work, you might have your company’s mission or values posted somewhere in your workspace or in common areas. Maybe it’s automatically appended at the end of your emails.

At home, some families do the same thing. They’ve gotten together to develop a mission statement or to identify their values. And they use those to make sense of their family life.

Sounds strange, doesn’t it? But some people are running their families like a business, complete with missions, branding, meetings accountability. They’re using all the group dynamics stuff people have studied in the workplace and translating that to their home lives.

Our workplace expert Brandon Smith explains why this makes sense for many families in this week’s Working on GPB Radio.

Click here ask Brandon a question about your job or career. We might answer you on the air.

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