It may be the most dreaded statistic in sales management: The average rep spends only about 1/3 of their time selling. In other words, we employ salespeople at $100,000 a year and they spend less than 3 hours a day doing what we pay them to do.
Picnics. Amusement parks. Vacations. It’s hard to focus on quotas and KPIs when the kids are off from school and the sunshine beckons. But as this salesforce blog points out, there are things that you can do to keep the summer season from turning into a summer slump.
Your sales team is spreading out. In the past five years, the number of virtual workers in the U.S. has increased 800 percent. At least 60% of employees work in different locations from their supervisors. That means you’re going to be a lot more dependent on your CRM data to manage your team and drive results.