Should We Have a Family Meeting?


At some point, most families ask if they should have a family meeting, recognizing the importance of providing a forum for sharing news, concerns, opportunities, and challenges in an open and direct way. Family meetings are often seen as a great place to learn, whether the topic is investments, business, legal matters, or the family itself. Furthermore, the interplay of generations is a great way to model and develop family leadership and help nurture the family legacy. As time passes and families grow, family leaders need to employ meetings if they are to overcome the natural tendency toward familial and financial dissolution.

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