Brent Mellow (Helping businesses improve their results with salesforce.com and the Force.com cloud platform.) asked the following question on LinkedIn:
What is your top concern in managing a sales team?
My top concern in managing a sales team is always getting the team to effectively maximize their selling time.
By spending more time in front of the right customers. (Those “A” clients who are most likely to buy our solution) Instead of wasting valuable selling time on administrivia and unproductive (and unprofitable) prospecting.
Also Paul Green (Member at UK Business Advisors Limited) added the following information on how salespeople spend their time.
A recent survey indicated that a poor salesperson spend their time as follows:
Active Selling 10%
Problem Solving 14%
Travel Time 18%
A good salesperson should ideally be allocating their time as per below:
Active Selling 35%
Problem Solving 15%
Travel Time 10%
If you would like to discover how to effectively maximize your sales team’s valuable selling time.
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