Updated November 25 at 3:25pm

Working with family

The Providence Business News Executive Poll is a weekly survey of 70 business leaders throughout the state, representing small and large companies in a variety of industries.

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PBN Executive Poll

Working with family


Would you ever employ a relative(s)?

• Yes – 71.4%

• No – 28.6%

Have you employed a relative?

• Yes – 64.3%

• No – 35.7%

If yes, was the experience a positive one?

• Yes, it worked out well – 63.2%

• Yes, but they/I moved on – 21.1%

• No – 15.8%

What do you think is most important when working with family?

• Defining roles/setting boundaries – 33.3%

• Communication/transparency – 29.6%

• Establishing mediators – 0%

• All of the above – 37%


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