While a meeting is usually held to discuss a predetermined topic, family meetings are different. Read on to find out why, and how to have a successful family meeting.
By Lakshmi Rajan
Imagine a team where the members don’t communicate with each other or make an effort to understand each other. Sad isn’t it? A family that does not get together or meet regularly functions in a similar disjointed manner. Most of the time, decisions are taken without discussions and caring about how other members would feel, leading to disagreement and resentment among the family members. Also, in a family that doesn’t meet regularly, there does not exist a close relationship among the members.
Would you like this to happen in your family as well? No? Then get ready to lay down the foundation for a family where members look after each other and function as a single unit. Having regular family meetings can help you achieve your objective of a strong and cohesive family. Here are a few tips to help you understand how to have a good and successful family meeting.
Most families either don’t have a family meeting or aren’t very keen on having one. Also, they underestimate the effectiveness of a family meeting. But, family meetings, if done properly, can achieve a lot. It can become an occasion to bond together, iron out differences, strengthen communication, resolve family issues or problems of individual members, and include everyone in the decision-making process. So, give it a try to experience its many wonderful benefits.
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