The Family Business System – An Analogy
Coming from a forestry family, Dr. Lamp uses a tree as a metaphor for the family business system.
The BRANCHES are the family business ventures.
The TRUNK is the owning family.
The ROOTS represent the four dimensions of good governance: documentation, celebration, education, and communication.
Nourish your Family Tree!
A healthy root system, NOURISHED by the four dimensions of family governance, feeds and supports the trunk and branches.