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Did you know 60% of 2nd generation family business owners fail? For 3rd generation owners, it goes up to an astonishing 90%! It goes without saying that deciding whether or not to pass the baton to the next generation requires thoughtful consideration. If you’re wondering how to determine if a family member is the right person for the role you need them to take over, read these success strategies for more insight, and watch the attached video!
The best thing you can do to keep your top talent happy is to engage in a bit of reverse psychology. The topic of talent retention is mired in language about having, keeping, holding, and preserving. To retain something means to hold onto it. But after you’ve “captured” a person, so to speak, the goal is to set people free to do what they do best and watch your business thrive.
This past summer, my wife and I went white water rafting on the Nantahala River in Bryson City, North Carolina (which I would strongly recommend, by the way). As the guide explained the safety instructions, the group was told that if you have an “out-of-raft-experience,” it is important to “Be an Active Participant in Your Own Rescue.” In other words, if you fall out of the raft, don’t just give up and hope for the best. The guide then proceeded to walk us through step-by-step directions about what we could do to “Be an Active Participant in Our Own Rescue.”
Many business owners dream that their sons or daughters will take over the family business, but struggle with feeling confident it’s what’s best for the company. In a report from the Family Business Institute, 88% of family business owners said they believed their family would control their business in five years. Yet, according to the report, only about 30% of family-owned businesses survive into the second generation.
As a small business owner, you’re crazy busy with everyday tasks that support running a successful company … yet planning for the future is essential to ensure financial stability and growth. This is where Succession Planning comes into the picture.
If you’re interested in learning more about knowledge management, or if you need more insight on why it’s important to your company, you’ve come to the right place. In this brief article, you will learn the basic definition of knowledge management, the two main types of knowledge and how your company stands to benefit from a knowledge management plan.
Many of us have one of those “buy 10, get 1 free” cards stuffed somewhere in our wallet or purse. It seems every company is concerned about customer retention, but how many companies are concerned about employee retention?
When it comes to running a successful company, there’s no question that profit and growth are only sustainable if a clear succession plan is in place. What good is your business if all the institutional knowledge needed to handle the in’s and out’s of the company is tucked away in your CEO’s head?
Is your workforce getting older? If you are like most manufacturers, your workforce is aging. In many situations, you may have critical positions and skill sets at risk of competitive poaching, retirement, illness or worse. The problem is common, yet most companies are not dealing with the issue proactively. Instead, they wait until a key employee’s departure is inevitable or has already occurred.