Humans have limits.
When demands go beyond those maximums, personal and family health suffers.
Divorce, children estrangement, depression: these are signs of people under dis-stress.
Franchise systems can evolve beyond human limits because of the relentless drive for greater profits.
There comes a time when franchisees must decide to protect themselves and their families even though it may cause some short-term discomfort.
This is best done from inside a competently managed independent franchisee association or network (IndFA).
It’s not a radical or confrontational idea, at all.
- 95% of what franchisee groups do improves the tradename’s value (no one partners has a monopoly on wisdom).
- It focuses attention and helps respectful communication for all stakeholders.
A well-managed group adds to everyone’s competitive advantage: it does not subtract from it.
You can’t hold a man down without staying down with him. — Booker T. Washington