Managing a High-Performance Inside Sales Team

If you are like most inside sales managers, handling the day-to-day operations and achieving your goals is a battle. First, you have to hire the right salespeople. Then make sure that sales reps are trained properly, performing well, and accurately reporting information. In the meantime, you’re constantly dealing with the pressure of replacing under-performing sales reps, and in the middle of all that you need to ensure you’ve got the right sales strategies and the right tools in place so that your inside sales organization runs efficiently.

Whew! That’s exhausting. So when you’re managing an inside sales team, how do you find time to breathe but still ensure that your team is achieving maximum productivity and running efficiently? Research shows that fifty-five percent of salespeople would rather be doing something else than working on the sales floor. So hiring the right candidates is half the battle.

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