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WSJ: Family Inc. Parents who use workplace solutions to transform family accountability

From accountability checklists to branding sessions, the result is a bold new blueprint for happy families using a cutting-edge program called Agile Development.  

Agile’s use has rapidly spread from manufacturers in Japan to startups in Silicon Valley.   Workers are organized into small teams, hold daily progress sessions and weekly reviews.

As David explained, “Having weekly family meetings increased communication, improved productivity, lowered stress and made everyone much happier to be part of the family team.”  

When my wife and I adopted the agile blueprint in our own home, weekly family meetings with our then-5-year-old twin daughters quickly became the centerpiece around which we organized our family. The meetings transformed our relationships with our kids—and each other. And they took up less than 20 minutes a week.

 

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