What is a family business like? Is it more than just working in your business with one or more family members? The best businesses operate like a family business, where everyone is collaborating and pulling together.
Your family business may not include actual family members, but team members of your business may have become like an extended family. Like family, you spend your days together working side by side, sharing ideas, completing tasks, accomplishing goals and ideally are in sync with one another on the common goal. Other times, just like family there can be off days.
It’s also important to have a balance of work, quality time, time alone plus some fun and entertainment! Maybe you have already integrated a fun area at work with a ping-pong table or basketball hoop or pizza days, lunches out, or a fun event to attend together.
One thing I noticed this year while visiting fruit stands, farmers’ markets, wineries and attending Feast of Fields was the working teams behind the scenes of the operations. Like a good solid family, preparing for company, these job families were supporting each other to present their freshest and delicious products together with friendly warm smiles. What a great experience; I truly felt a sense of welcome.
Job satisfaction and happiness sure show up on the job. Made me think of the other people visiting or shopping like I was and how enjoyable it all is for them too. Such great ambassadors for our country!
This season presented such a feast of fresh local food, quality wine and fun events!
Best of the harvest to you and your families and work families!
Enjoy the Magazine! ■
My sincere condolences go out to the family of Joe Sardinha, to Julie and children, Brian and Katie.