Polish family businesses are one of the flywheels of the economy. They constitute 36% of Polish entrepreneurship and generate a total revenue of PLN 322 billion per year – as much as 18% of GDP!
Our survey conducted on family businesses showed that 70% of companies suffer from problems (Growing Pains) related to the development of the management model.
On average, Polish family businesses participating in the survey achieved worse results (stronger Growing Pains) than non-family companies as well as lower scores in the assessment of individual levels of the Pyramid of Organisational Development®.
Low awareness of the importance of organisational effectiveness
Limited openness of family business to knowledge from outside the family and “fresh blood”
Insufficient managerial skills
Excessive caution in financing business development
There is an increasingly visible need for businesses which have so far been developing based on internal competences, knowledge and experience to open to external inspiration and adjust the solutions used to the changing market, target groups as well as internal needs and requirements of the organisation.
For years, we have been conducting projects for Polish family businesses based on the GROWING PAINS® business scaling methodology. Our methods make a significant contribution to the changes implemented in businesses. We focus on every aspect of the process to create a family business that achieves long-term success. We deal with problems related to family companies from the point of view of both business and family. We present the framework for building a successful organisation and we introduce a Model for Building a Family Business that can last for many generations.
We make a significant conceptual contribution to the way of thinking about a family business, introducing terms such as: “functionality and dysfunctionality of a family business”, “foundation of a family business”, “balance of a family business”. We introduce framework principles, including 6 factors that must be managed to achieve a high level of family business functionality, and we point to symptoms that occur in a dysfunctional family business.
We provide assessment tools that can be used to improve a family business. We introduce surveys aimed at carrying out independent assessment of two key aspects of a “recipe for success” of a family business: (1) organisational development and (2) family functionality level.
Family Business Building Model
Stages of organisational development of a family business
Types of functionality and dysfunctionality of a family business
Current organisational culture survey
Model of an organisational culture that supports company growth
Organisational culture management plan
Monitoring system for updating the culture management plan
Culture management effectiveness survey
Strategic planning – trainings
key environmental trends affecting the company’s operations, business concept, strategic mission and basic strategy
key areas of organisational development, project of change process
main strategic tasks and SMART goals for your organisation
scope of Responsibilities and Definition of Roles, strategy implementation, individual SMART goals
growth lever, 6 main factors affecting the long-term success of the organisation