The Top 8 Motivational Strategies Part 2: Public Recognition

Hi everyone! I hope that you’re all having a fantastic day. In our last post we discussed the first of the top eight motivational strategies. Today, we’re going to get into the second. As a reminder, the strategies are as follows:

1) Sense of Belonging

2) Public Recognition

3) Private Recognition

4) Monetary Reward

5) Fear of Consequences

6) Competition

7) Significance/Purpose

8) Life Balance

This post is going to cover providing public recognition as a means of motivating your team. This technique will enhance your impact as a leader and make it easier to drive your team forward and deliver the energy and motivation they need to do their best. As is the case with all eight strategies, this will work particularly well in a small, family-owned business. Now, let’s get started!

Providing Public Recognition in a Family-Owned Business

Although knowing we’ve done a good job is satisfying in itself, there’s something amazing about being praised by others. If someone on your team does a particularly good job, they’ll enjoy having it pointed out by those around them. If you’re in a family-owned business, this may not seem important. Maybe you frequently tell your team members how well they’re doing over dinner or other household activities. That’s great, but it’s not sufficient for the health of your company. It’s important to have a distinction between your working life and your private life, and it’s important to make sure you use this technique in a business setting.

Make sure you take time to honor the accomplishments of your team members at work. You could throw an office party to celebrate something they’ve done. Or, you might have an employee of the week or month program where your top-performer is recognized for their work. Going out of your way to make sure your employees are praised at work in a way others can see is a great way to boost their performance.

I really want you to try public recognition as a motivator in your small business, and I would love to know what happens when you do. Please don’t hesitate to leave a comment with your results. Everyone is different, so it’s important to talk to your team members about which forms of public recognition motivate them the most. Our next post is going to discuss private recognition, the third of the top eight motivational strategies, so stay tuned! In the meantime, have a better than amazing day!