The Family Process allows members of the family to deal with issues such as the management of dynamics within the family and between family and business. This process makes it possible to face difficult issues (e.g. succession management, generational change, explanation of the everyone’s expectations) with method and supervision. In this way it is easier to achieve an agreement that ensures continuity and development of the company, as well as harmony in the family.


What I get

During the meetings with the whole family and with the individuals, we provide the FBU Model and Tools to monitor all family dynamics and the relationships with the company. Through the Model, the Tools and these meetings, people have to deal with delicate issues which are often ignored.


How I get it

The Process develops over a period of one year through two macro phases:


Three months in which we explain the most effective ways to use our tools and obtain results. The implementation is divided into three steps.

  1. First step: two days in which we organize a meeting with the whole family and individual interviews with each of its members. During these meetings we talk about the FBU Model and we define the priorities to work on;
  2. Second step: four days in which we discuss the issues inside each quarters of the FBU Model: Relationships, Rules, Vision, Numbers. The purpose is to permit each member of the family to know the different aspects that will be faced;
  3. Third step: it is the last implementation’s phase. We organize individual final interviews and a final meeting with the whole family to make the points of change clear and produce the documents which will be the basis of future consolidation.


This is a longer phase (nine months) in which we organize three meetings (quarterly) to understand how the FBU Model and Tools have developed and to discuss how to improve family dynamics. Between each meeting, the FBU Consultant is available to help and support the family.


They are the starting point to begin an indepth discussion about the family business.