The Family Governance Table & Chairs: Function Driving Form

There are a large number of books and sources on the structure of family governance. Several have been listed at the end of this paper. For the greatest part, all deal with structure and form. Family Councils, Family Boards, Boards of Advisors etc… are common topics. Our purpose is to look at function in light of preserving family harmony over multiple generations and the roles of both the individual and the family as a collective. Webster defines governance as the rules, processes or laws by which businesses are operated, regulated and controlled.