Past performance can’t help you reliably predict future results. Just look at your mutual fund performance to verify that.
Yet many sales managers and general managers dwell upon sales reports… of past results.
It can be much more productive to measure Activity Planners. Activity Planners can help you reliably predict future results.
It’s been said that “if it can’t be measured it can’t be managed” but conversely, productivity demands that we should only measure that which can be managed. We can’t change or manage our sales reports.
But we can certainly manage and plan more activities, like prospecting, CNA’s (customer needs analysis) presentations and super-serving our clients.
Instead of asking your sales people to hand in ‘call reports’ or works of fiction on what they did yesterday, it can be much more productive to monitor their Planned Activity Reports.
You know if you fail to plan, you plan to fail.
If you had a great quarter, get over it. Your commission and bonus cheques are on the way.
Your focus needs to be on your Activity Plans moving forward. Based upon closing ratios and average sales, and managing the activities that produce results, you can reliably predict the future.
P.S. One of the proven activities you might consider including in your plans for 2016, is our Top of Mind Awareness (TOMA) surveys and presentations. These surveys consistently prove that Radio works, and our local TOMA presentations will help your sellers close more new business. Contact[email protected] for an overview of our surveys.