Should I Join the Family Business?
A Roadmap for Deciding
This course guides you through a methodical, decision process as you explore whether to join your family business for your career.
You don’t need to make this decision about the next chapter of your life alone.
Professor John Davis guides you through an introspective, analytical, and careful process to arrive at the right career decision for you and your family business.
Your career decision feels complex because it is. Deciding whether to join your family business for your career is a significant life decision.
The stakes of this decision often feel high for all involved—for you, your family, and your family company. As you have likely experienced, professional decisions in a family business tend to blend together with other factors such as family relationship dynamics, emotions, expectations, and your own personal aspirations. There are plenty of thorny issues to consider, opinions to weigh, and goals to honor.
How do you sort through the complexity and reach a decision? And then, how do you effectively communicate your decision to others?
You are here because you want to think critically about this life decision and make the right career choice. You want to do this with intentionality and thoughtfulness.
This self-paced course leads you through a decision process that is analytical, respectful, and where you take responsibility for this life choice. Use this course to do a full analysis of your situation, and make a clear, well-reasoned decision about whether to join the family business.
Elevate Your Approach to This Career and Life Decision
Gain clarity about the next stage of your life by using our methods to sort through the complexity, think deeply about your options, and make an intentional decision.
IN THIS COURSE YOU WILL:
Understand Professional Life for a Family Employee
Analyze Your Family Enterprise
Communicate Your Decision
Enroll in the Course
Self-paced course (approximately 5 hours)
Learning materials, videos, readings, and resources from the leading expert
Personalized digital notebook
In-depth analysis and interactive exercises
Access to private discussion forum
For students of this course to exchange ideas and share experiences with next generation members from around the world