If your family and managers seem to be at odds with each other, the first step to improving harmony is to evaluate family member perks, accountability and allowances in the business.

For example:

  • Do they get to come in late
  • Extra vacation time
  • Higher pay for less responsibility
  • Promotions that aren’t deserved

While you may be trying to “take care of your family”, you are actually creating an environment of resentment between staff and your family. Implementing a Family Member Employment Policy and Family Member Performance Expectations will get you on the right path for aligning family behavior to management expecations.

 If family members are earning their keep, just like everyone else. and an employee still has problems respecting them, the employee may not be the right fit for your company culture.