Why it is important to understand the real reason behind sluggish sales
If your business needs to increase sales, you can only get so far by improving the sales function, people, processes and technologies. Before embarking on what might be an abrasive and challenging process to transform the sales function and its people, it may be far more effective to broaden your scope of what you are assessing.
The reality is whilst sales directors, sales managers, and salespeople must be accountable for sales results, very often, some things are happening outside of their direct control. Understanding these factors and working out how to respond is a significant leadership challenge.
Challenges are easier to face with the support of other people rather than alone. When assessing sales performance and alignment with the business and other functions, it is often best to reach outside your organisation for more specialist guidance.
Depending on your specific situation, you may benefit from a consultant, a coach, a writer, or someone with other specialist skills.
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