The Pros and Cons of a Family-Like Culture in Social Enterprise: How to Build an Organizational Culture That Doesn’t Compromise Your Mission

In the world of social entrepreneurship, the line between work and family often blurs. Many social enterprises count actual family members among their staff or leadership, and many others pride themselves on their family-like cultures. But Andreana Drencheva at King’s College London argues that this close-knit organizational culture can also have downsides. She shares research that highlights the benefits and costs of family-like cultures in social enterprises, and presents strategies that can help entrepreneurs maximize the advantages while minimizing the risks.

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