Good Communication is Key to Successful Farming Succession
As the farming industry undergoes changes precipitated by new generations, new technologies, and new norms, succession becomes more and more complicated. A recent article for Successful Farming discusses how communication can have a big impact on farm succession.
Bad communication—or loss of communication—can have a big negative impact. It often results in loss of trust between the parties involved. The article offers eight helpful tips for communicating in a positive, productive, and successful way. Good communication includes speaking concisely, using non-accusatory language, and striving to be positive. During succession discussions, parties should avoid being judgmental, reading sub-text into what is said, and reacting to negative statements.
For more details about communicating successfully, read the article in full at Successful Farming.