Does your team hate sales reports? What sales team doesn’t? Here’s how to fix that and get better sales results in the process.
Does Your Team Hate Sales Reports
Do you require your sales reps to submit sales reports? Do they like doing it? Probably not. If your sales team hates sales reports, it’s not because of what you are asking them to include in their sales report.
Rather it’s probably because they think your sales reports are nothing more than a policing action. “The boss is only checking up on me to see if I am working or not.” type thing.
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In reality, you want them to think of sales reports as a GPS navigation system. A tool to help them get to where they want to go. To do this, you actually have to use the sales reports.
Don't just file them away without looking at them. Write some comments on the report and return it to the rep. Sometimes a comment like 'Wow, you really worked hard last week. It's just a matter of time until it pays off!' can go along way in terms of keeping members of your team motivated.
Don’t stop there. Looking for ideas for your next sales meeting? Then kick it off with some great sales results from one of your sales reps sales reports. Now one great report can motivate your whole team!
Remember, your team has to know that submitting sales reports is not just as an exercise in futility.
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