top-bar-img

by, Claire on, Dec 10, 2017 Working With Family.

Working With Family Members Within A Home Business.

Working from home can be tough, sometimes everything becomes submerged and family life seems to be part of working life. This is magnified if you work with family members and work from home. It can be almost impossible sometimes to separate work and home and it may be easier sometimes to just accept at times there may be no real separation. If you throw disagreements into the mix, life can feel like it is an absolute nightmare and at times hopeless.
 
Working with friends can be hard but working with Family members whether that be a husband and wife team or other family members can seem impossible at times. There are many home businesses or larger corporations that avoid this situation for various reasons and that can be a shame because there are ways to make this work but you have to be prepared for hard times, compromise and learning a lot about your self in the process. The unfortunate thing about working with very close family members is that in order to get to a good working relationship, you have to go through the bad times because you have to have a starting point that you learn from. Many give up during these times and don’t make it to the other end, abandoning working together because its just too hard.
 
One of the first lessons to accept and predict is the learning process, the first year or even beyond will be rocky as you all or both adjust to working together. If you work from home also as a Husband and Wife team, you also have to adjust to the rules surrounding home and work/life balance because in the end there has to be a separation of sorts.
 
The first year will be tough, you will both have your own opinions, maybe both expecting to make decisions and then disagreements will happen. This is the most telling part of working with a family member. If you lose respect for each other, are prepared to humiliate or publicly argue in front of other people, you are on dangerous ground. Although hard, having the sense to step back and let some time pass is paramount here and always remembering that one of you in equal measure will have to be prepared to back down. This works both ways of course and it can’t be the same person giving all of the time, it has to be a shared exercise.
 
Having respect for each other and being prepared to step back and discuss an issue out of ear shot of other people will be the saving grace of any family partnership because you can ruin more than your working relationship if things get too far.
 
Many husband and wives run very successful home businesses and this is largely due to the dynamics of the relationship and everyone is different.  As well as having respect, another very big reason for huge problems are resentments and the things that are not said. In any particular situation, it can be too hard to fight and so we say nothing but we feel burning resentment towards that other person. Those resentments breed separation and contempt. Always say those out loud.
 
Lastly be prepared to sit down however annoyed you may feel and promise each other you will talk honestly and openly to work through any issues.  There is always a compromise somewhere but if you are not prepared to find it, it won’t be found. Many Family members work together, many husband and wife teams exist. Similarly there are many couples that just wouldn’t go into a working situation together for fear that it may not work. There is no right or wrong answer, its up to the individuals on whether this is right for them or not but it can be successful and often is, you just have to be prepared for the tough times to appreciate the good ones. 
 

Comments ( 0 )

Blog Categories

3D Printing And Business Opportunities.
3D Printing.
A Business Within The Children's Market.
A Gin Distillery.
A Website For Your business.
Advertising And YouTube.
Arts And Crafts.
Baking
Blogging
Blogs For business.
Business And Funds
Business From Home Idea's
Business From Home Trends.
Business Idea's.
Businesses Centred Around Fitness.
Children's Books.
Craft Beers
Ecommerce Sites.
Emigrating.
Entertainment
Fashion Design.
Fitness Athleisure Wear.
Fitness.
Food Businesses.
Food trends.
Franchise.
Gift Basket Idea's
Gin
Growing A Home Business.
Handbags, Rucksacks and Every Day Bags.
Handicrafts And Arts And Crafts.
Healthy Fast Food Businesses.
Healthy Fast Food Outlets.
Hobbies And Businesses.
How Children Can Inspire Business Ideas.
Instagram.
Knitting
Lifestyle
Make Glorious Cake's
Making Jewellery.
Marketing
Men's Grooming Products.
Music
Natural Soft Drinks.
New Products
Niche Businesses.
Online business Idea's
Online Selling trends.
Online Shopping.
Pet Food
Photo Booths And Mirrors
Popular Food Markets.
Popular Subscription Box Idea's
Social Interaction and Advertising In 2018
Social Media.
Social Media.
Sports
Stories Of Online Businesses.
Tech Start-Ups
Tech Start-Ups
Technology For Home Businesses.
The Beauty Business.
The Beauty Industry.
The Fitness Industry.
The VR Experience.
Travel Blogs.
Uncategorize
Vegan and Speciality Foods.
Vegan Food Businesses.
Wedding Industry.
What Are The Options For Writing A Book.
Women Entrepreneurs.
Work/Life balance
Working From Home Advice.
Working From Home.
Working With Family.
Working With Family.
Writing A Book.
Your Companies Brand.


Recent Blogs

top-bar-img