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Work Contests
Habit is defined as “an acquired behavior pattern regularly followed until it has become almost involuntary.” I once read that it can take 30 days of concerted effort to make something a habit. That’s a pretty powerful idea, actually, that you could push yourself for 30 days to make something a habit. Here is a...
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Sales professionals do not concern themselves with corporate budgets or annual revenue projections. Those kinds of numbers are “big picture” numbers that the sales manager should be concerned with. A sales professional concerns himself with producing revenue against his own quota to generate as much income for himself as possible. One of the most difficult...
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One of the common places a sales manager gets stuck is coming up with the right incentive to motivate their sales team. If you’re contemplating running  sales competitions, your head is likely spinning with stuff like: What prize or incentive would really fire up my team? What incentive will compel the team to change their...
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I’ve been talking with marketers and sales managers for years about the concept of gamification, sales contests, and competitions and a common question is, “Will this drive a short lived spike in activity, or will it have a lasting impact on our business?” When it comes to the world of sales, many incentive competitions are...
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I recently wrote a blog article where one of the points was how sales contests and gamification can improve adoption of Salesforce.com. Since the sales competition leaderboard reports on on pre-defined actions in your sales CRM system, it requires that the sales team log things correctly to participate. Plus, it can make work more fun!...
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Internal sales contests are a a common strategy to motivate a sales team, and get your employees rallied around a specific activity to drive results. However, all too often they go awry either because it wasn’t setup correctly, or the sales manager didn’t put in the necessary time to make it work. Following is a...
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