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, however, because they fail to appreciate fully what motivates salespeople and drives them to overachieve. Read on to learn six key concepts that can make your incentive programs more effective. The dangling of the proverbial carrot is an ancient art that is monly understood to be at the heart of human behavior, psychology, motivation, and, in particular, business. Manufacturers and distributors monly use this technique with their channel partners in an effort to add unique motivational value to move specific products or services. The reason this technique has stood the test of time is because, for the most part, it works! At times, however nike air max 2015 baratas
, elements of the technique are executed improperly. Sales incentive programs under perform or fail as a result. The moary values of incentives are often not the critical factor in motivating sales people to sueed. Take my own example. I was fortunate to work in an industry that provided an unending supply of incentives and awards for overachievement. I knew that, if I won every trip, every TV, every incentive offered, the money would e with it! For me, the money and the goodies were not my primary motivation. My philosophy was simple; "If you win all the incentives there are to win, you couldn't help but be at or near the top every time." Corporations use incentive programs to drive behavior and I agreed to play the game and conform to their wishes; what gets rewarded, gets done. The problem, from the vendors' point of view, is that not all salespeople are motivated the same way. Consequently nike air max 2014 para mujer
, not all incentive programs work. Why is that? From my experience, I'll make the following observations: 1) The 80-20 Rule: Twenty percent of the salespeople make eighty percent of the sales and profits. Too often, sales incentives ? perhaps in an effort to be fair ? are geared to the entire sales force or VAR channel. The risk in a program like this is that the glove that fits everyone, in the end, fits no one. Enlightened marketing strategists know that the top twenty percent are already motivated. Simply put, a strategy that's geared to light a fire under the next twenty percent ? the next logical group ? doubles the business in a more cost efficient manner. 2) The KISS Theory: Salespeople by nature are like electricity. They naturally take the path of least resistance. That's not to say they are lazy or untoward. In fact, it's just the opposite. Good salespeople look to simplicity to make things happen. Often, incentive programs fail miserably because of innate plexities either in their recording and reporting systems or in how rewards are won. If you put the salesperson in a position where they are forced to assess "To get this, I first have to sell this, plus these and not these and they must include these nike air max 2014 baratas
," you are creating a recipe for confusion, sales frustration and failure. In the end, the incentive program bees a disincentive! The remedy? Manufacturers must keep the program sweet and simple and attainable. There can be no ambiguity. Anything less will result in a lack of interest, as well as a waste of time and money that can sometimes spill over into other departments whose task it is to administer and aount. 3) Education: Edison may have invented the light bulb, but it never went anywhere until a salesman understood its benefits and made the first sale? and probably sold a lamp to go with it! Incentive programs don't just sell themselves. Too often, expensive motivational programs are overlooked in the field because reps either don't understand their value andor are unsure how to sell them. Many times, good programs are written off as having missed the target, when in reality, they just weren't rolled out and managed properly. 4) Competition: Everyone's heard the expression, "Timing is Everything!" This is particularly important sage advice for the suessful incentive program planner. Marketing execs can't know when every petitive incentive program will rear its aggressive head nike air max 1 mujer baratas
, but they can take strides to ensure their program is given first look. Any suessful salesperson will tell you, "Most sales are made as a result of due diligence on the front end." Simply put, the better the preparation, the more likely the sale. The same can be said for incentive initiatives. Real incentive programs, like new movie releases, are something to be anticipated. The right amount of promotion ensures greater aeptance and interest that often usurps focus on peting programs. 5) Reward: Any reward-value can bee an unmotivated anticlimactic activity if the time span between winning and getting, is too long. Suessful incentive programs reward immediately! As a rule, the faster the reward is delivered, the greater the enthusiasm for the program. Although on some levels, salespeople are a plex breed nike air max 1 comprar
, when it es to incentives, they are ? for the most part ? quite predictable. Their nature is to react to excitement or challenge faster then most, and then move on. One way to maximize their natural bent and ensure greater program suess is simply to cater to their natural motivators. "Get them their stuff QUICKLY!" 6) Recognition: At the risk of making salespeople appear shallow or monolithic (they are not), recognition amongst their peers is still the quintessential motivator, whether there's an incentive program or not. The rule again, is, there is no such thing as TOO much recognition! Salespeople by nature gravitate to the limelight much like other performers, and so there should be no shortage of achievement and overachievement recognitioT.