Managing differences in Deloitte Private

Recommended holiday reads (and a TED talk) for enterprising families

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This week, Michelle Osry, a partner in Deloitte in Canada, suggests two books to add to your holiday reading list, and a TED talk for further inspiration.

What can family enterprises learn from the Dalai Lama? Can conflict be reduced to an equation? How can we find lasting joy in this world?

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Posted on 06/12/2017

Family compensation – a cause for conflict?

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This week, Niall Glynn, a partner with Deloitte in Ireland, discusses the compensation of family employees.

For family employees in family businesses, compensation can often be one of the primary causes of conflict. It is extremely important to have clear parameters for reward and avoid basing compensation decisions on emotive criteria.

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Posted on 26/04/2017

Dealing with family conflict

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This week, Joanne Whelan, a partner with Deloitte in Ireland, looks at conflict in family businesses.

It is no secret that family businesses are complex. This complexity arises from a mixture of family chemistry, diverse family priorities, and the organisational challenges and opportunities which most businesses face. It can often lead to a degree of conflict in family businesses - lines may be more easily crossed and disagreements can become more heated, and personal relationships with family members can cloud judgement when it comes to making business decisions.

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Posted on 15/03/2017

Avoiding the illusion of a family charter: celebrate conflict and engage in a process of growth as a family

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This week, Prof. Dr. Alain Laurent Verbeke, a partner in Greenille by Laga, discusses the role conflict has to play in family dynamics.

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Posted on 19/10/2016