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How to Facilitate Competition in Sales Team

The main aim of business is to make as many profits as possible, and one of the ways to make profits is to increase the sales levels of the firm. Thus, you need to have the best sales team with necessary sales skills to help reach targets. Competition among sales team staff has been cited as a factor which enhances the performance of individuals. So we can look at some of the ways how to increase competition among salespersons for the benefit of the business.

Remove poor performing staff – It is evident that there as some individuals who make little sales or none at all each day despite being in the same conditions as others. Non-performers do not improve in spite of any efforts to teach them and providing any form of assistance to them. Let not your efforts go in vain, and it is high time that you did away with them but also remember to advise them that the sales job is not suitable for them. Get rid of such people to serve the company’s resources and boost the morale of the rest of the team.

Train the best salespersons – Use the little resources the business has to train potential and capable salespeople so that they can deliver efficiently.

Create sales enabling environment – Lead from the front. Facilitate the sales team with materials that they require so that their work is made easier and enjoyable and they will be motivated. It is proven that workers are productive only when their working conditions allow them to operate efficiently.

Promote accountability – This means that every salesperson is responsible for his actions and there must be disciplinary measures which help to correct any deviation from the company regulations. There is little or no blame game when there is accountability.

Give improvement opportunity to every staff of sales team – You can to this by showing them how to utilize their time efficiently so that there is no wastage. Using time properly will have a significant impact on the income of the business as they will make many sales in a short period. Assist them in making sales plans which are essential in achieving profits.

Agree on mutual sales targets – Discuss and agree with the sales team on possible sales goals but do not set targets for them because that will demoralize them and may be unrealistic to attain.

Sales information reporting – Sales information is vital for monitoring the business performance, and you must insist on timely reporting of sales information to have it. You can get sales information which can influence other factors in the business. Information on sales can affect the production operations and marketing activities, and it should also have information on business competitors.

All these ways lead to empowering the sales team with skills which enhance healthy competition among them. Sales incentives are also crucial in attaining targets and creating competition. Focusing on all the above factors will increase the productivity of sales team.