C.Q., PDG in a familiar SME
Managing a familiar company isn’t that easy. Especially when the characters of the two brothers that rule it are so different.
After 12 years working together, I realized that the fact that we were increasingly disagreeing in our decisions was dramatically damaging us as well as our team. We were loosing professional efficiency and risking our filial relationship everyday.
Working with Claude Bouyer allowed us to build new foundations for our relationship, based on understanding and dialogue, which improves both our professional and personal life.
Now we can tell if our aggressive behaviour has personal or professional origins.
Having this more and more clear allowed me to choose the appropriate moment to work with my brother and to adapt my attitude to the circumstances.
This choice produces kindness and is possible when we acknowledge each other’s talents instead of our defects and builds a mutual legitimacy that never existed before.
A trusting relationship arises and favours a powerful teamwork.
In general, working with Claude allowed me to enter a sort of “third dimension” of managing: once I verified how much of our workers’ potential was wasted, I approached a process of improvement for and with them in which I aimed to acknowledge the potential that we wanted to use when we gathered the propitious conditions.
I’m convinced that it’s this exciting manager’s role of building a good environment that gives a human dimension to business life.