Q: My brother-in-law requested me to help his several businesses. However, I need help managing him as he often listens to my recommendations less. What should I do?
A: Working with someone who does not listen to your recommendations can be challenging, especially when managing their businesses. Focus here for a few steps you can take to address the situation:
Communicate clearly: Make sure you are communicating your recommendations clearly and effectively. Be specific and explain why you believe your suggestions will benefit the business. Ask your brother-in-law for his thoughts and feedback, and listen actively to what he says.
Set expectations: It’s essential to set expectations for your role and responsibilities. Make sure your brother-in-law understands what you can do and what you are not. Discuss the goals and objectives of the business and how you can work together to achieve them.
Document everything: Keep a record of all your discussions with your brother-in-law, including any recommendations and feedback you receive. This will help keep everyone on the same page and ensure clarity about what was discussed.
Be patient: It may take time for your brother-in-law to understand your thinking. Be patient and keep working on building a solid working relationship.
Consider stepping back: If you cannot work with your brother-in-law due to his unwillingness to listen to your recommendations, you may need to consider stepping back from the role. It’s essential to prioritize your mental health and well-being, which sometimes means letting go of a difficult situation.
Remember that managing multiple businesses can be a complex task, and it’s essential to have a strong working relationship with your brother-in-law if you are going to be successful. Remember, good communication and a willingness to work together can go a long way in achieving your goals.
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