Preparation heirs




Independent research for and by wealthy families. As an organization, we want to research to improve or add perspective to the quality of the issue. This kind of research differs from reports focused on statements of mistakes and ensures that a recommendation is made.



Issue 1 – The effect on the family before, during and after the throne change

This research was conducted from 2006 until 2009. We've analyzed an amount of 2700 interviews, and SpinPerceptie interviewed 350 of them. This research created the foundation of how we train and build tailor-made itineraries. We conducted 21 segmentation models that make implementing unique nuances to the program easier. In our opinion, the best and most unexpected outcome was that the next generation is dependent on the happiness of the parent(s) after the transfer. We didn't expect to find this effect, but it's very understandable from a family system point of view.


Issue 2 – The secret of a board change at a “student association”

This research started in 2019 and finished in 2020. The main question was: How could student associations have existed for over 100 years while they change the board every year without training or team building? What is their secret, and how can we learn from it? In this research, we were directly involved with a board change and conducted a lot of research on previous studies. Two unexpected outcomes stood out. The board with the highest commitment to each other achieved the most goals, while skills and knowledge were less decisive. Besides, the boards used scripts underlying all procedures in all different situations. We were also impressed by these scripts and added them to our program.


Issue 3 – A Family Balance Card for Family Council

This research will start at the end of 2023 and will be conducted by two Dutch students and two from Switzerland. Currently, we are formulating a general research question. The idea is to investigate whether we can develop a scorecard for Family Councils. It will place different elements, qualities (values) and quantities (data) on a scorecard to map the decision-making process better and increase the consultation's quality and consistency.