Renee Wiatt & Maria I. Marshall
Keywords: assessment, functionality, relationship, family business, satisfaction
In a family business, the family and the business are constantly competing for limited amounts of time, attention, and resources. The FB-BRAG allows users to measure family business functioning from a variety of viewpoints, in a way that holistically incorporates family and business functionality into one assessment. The four questions included in the assessment are modeled after Smilkstein’s (1978) family APGAR and work APGAR assessments. APGAR assessments measure adaptability, partnership, growth, affection, and resolve (Smilkstein, 1978), while the FB-BRAG measures family business balance, resolve, adaptability, and growth.