Are you in the 1%?

The Rule of 1% is simply defined as adding to your customer service one percent at a time. Before you can do this you must have your consistency perfected or it will never work. This one percent may seem small, but if you approach the vision for your company with baby steps, you will find a huge increase over a solid chunk of time. It’s not a sprint, it’s a marathon.

Avoid doing too much at once or you’ll set yourself up for failure. Think of the confidence you and your employees will have when you improve one percent each week. By the end of a year, you’ll have improved more than 50%!

While, rules and standards are necessary for growth, always be flexible with your best customers. Most retailers only allow a set number of items into a dressing room to reduce the risk of shoplifting, but it generally restricts the large percentage of people who are not stealing from you. Flexibility is the key to what you deliver to your customers and consistency is the key to how you deliver it.

The bottom line is customers rely on you to deliver what you promise. If you spend too much on bulky advertising that promises more than you can deliver, even your best intentions will unravel quickly and you will fail.

Focus on your vision and baby steps to turn your satisfied customers into Raving Fans.

I hope you’ve learned a lot out good customer service and how it’s essential to your overall success.

In upcoming posts we’re going to explore strategies of bagging the big clients and keeping them.

Team Building Tips from Successful Entrepreneurs

Organisations and sales managers often face challenges when trying to develop their sales force.

Sales representatives are the people who represent a company and sell the products or services that the organisation offers. The job of a sales rep can vary greatly depending on the organisation and types of products and services they sell; however, sales reps are often considered some of the most important employees within an organisation. Sales equals money, so without sales, an organisation would cease to exist. The importance of a company’s sales force cannot be understated in a competitive marketplace.

Finding good salespeople can be difficult and time consuming. Many organisations struggle to create, develop, and maintain a successful sales force. There are several actions organisations and sales managers can take to transform their sales team into lean, mean, selling machines, and this article will focus on what companies can do to maximise the productivity of the entire sales team once they have hired sales employees.

1. Address negative or disengaged attitudes immediately

The nature of sales provides plenty of opportunity for negative emotions to surface: loss of a sale, loss of a client, rejection, and market conditions. In many different contexts, negative attitudes can lead to decreased levels of employee engagement, productivity, and morale. Managers need to address these negative attitudes before they have the ability to impact productivity. A positive atmosphere in a sales department is important to motivate employees to press through the challenges that accompany a sales job.

Organisations and sales managers often face challenges when trying to develop their sales force and increase productivity. By taking the steps listed above, companies can rise to the challenge of maximising the productivity of their sales force and ensure future success.

As a partner of Summit Assessment Solutions, we can provide the Profile XT assessment tool; which can be used to measure how well an individual fits a specific job within your organisation. The “job matching” feature of the PXT is unique, enabling you to evaluate an individual relative to the qualities required to successfully perform in a specific job. It’s used throughout the employee life cycle; for selection, on-boarding, managing, and strategic workforce planning.