The Top 8 Proven Motivational Strategies Part 3: Private Recognition

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Hi there! I hope all of you are having a great day. In our previous article, we discussed public recognition which is the second of the top eight motivational strategies, that a business owner should use to inspire his team. Today, we’re going to learn about the third strategy, which is providing Private Recognition at work.

As a reminder, Motivational Strategies are techniques that a leader would employ to energize his team. Private recognition is one of these techniques. It will make you a better leader if you provide it. Furthermore, it will help you motivate your team and give them the necessary drive to do their best work. This strategy, like the others, will work best in a small, family-owned business. So, let’s take a look at how it is and how you can benefit from it.

Providing Private Recognition in a Family-Owned Business

Private recognition is similar to public recognition, but it applies more to interpersonal relationships. While public recognition might involve throwing an office party or choosing someone for employee of the month, private recognition entails taking someone aside to congratulate or praise them. You could also send them a card, an email, or a note saying how great they’ve done.

If you’re in a family-owned business, it’s important that it happens in a business setting. It can be tempting to discuss work over dinner or give praise while you’re setting the table. However, you want to make sure that you use private recognition at work. You want to ensure that your company culture includes the top eight motivational strategies and that it’s accessible to your team members (who are both inside and outside of the family, in case you work with non-relatives at some point).

Knowing you’ve done a good job certainly feels great, but having someone else acknowledge it makes the sense of accomplishment even sweeter. If you take time to let your team members know that you notice and appreciate their efforts, they’ll be able to give you more of them. The end result will be a team that is as efficient, productive, and successful as it possibly can be.


What works for one person may not work for another? So, make sure to talk to your team members about what forms of private recognition motivate them most. Give private recognition a try in your small business, and let us know, in a comment, how it goes.

Don’t forget to join us in the next post as we’ll discuss the fourth of the top eight motivational strategies.

Do you need any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us! Until then, have a better than amazing day!