Archive for family SmartBlogs
The composition of the American household is changing. People often focus on the growing, diverse populations of Hispanics, blacks and Asians as well as an increase in the multiracial and ethnic populations. However, household size and makeup is also changing. Husband, wife, 2.5 kids, and a dog is no longer the norm. Households are now much more varied with single-parent, multi-generational, non-family, and one-person households comprising a larger portion of the population.[…] Continue Reading »
SmartBrief is partnering with Big Think to create a weekly video spotlight in SmartBrief on Leadership called “VIP Corner: Video Insights Powered by Big Think.” This week, we’re featuring Nancy Koehn, a professor of business administration at Harvard University.
The business community is due for a change in the way it values families and work-life balance, Koehn says.[…] Continue Reading »
Last week, we asked: Do you employ family members at your business?
- No — 36.54%
- Yes, they’re great — 24.04%
- Yes, but it’s a mixed bag — 23.08%
- Yes, but I wish I didn’t — 16.35%
Clearly, a solid majority of respondents work with a family member, but it appears that the relationship isn’t always sunshine and roses. Being someone who also works with family, I’ve found it helps to establish definite roles and responsibilities in the working relationship — just like we divvy up chores around the house. That way, each person knows what he or she needs to do and no one steps on toes — or has theirs stepped on.[…] Continue Reading »