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Training programs are dated, and salespeople lack critical new skills. Figure 2-11. Using the 3 Cs guidelines to check for inconsistencies and incompatibilities in the Sales System global sales effectiveness. As of year-end 2006, the process had helped drive six consecutive years of double-digit top-line growth in the United States, well ahead of the industry average. The company conducts an annual sales force effectiveness review to identify high-priority sales effectiveness drivers. After building an annual improvement plan around the highest-priority drivers, management executes the plan and measures progress year over year.

Solutions to the most difficult sales force challenges typically involve adjustments to multiple sales effectiveness drivers. Hewlett-Packard Transforms Its Sales Force Culture by Enhancing Multiple Sales Effectiveness Drivers When Mark Hurd took the helm as CEO and president of Hewlett-Packard (HP) in March 2005, sales were flat, customers were unhappy, and the sales force was demoralized. HP implemented numerous changes to the sales effectiveness drivers, including: • Sales force structure. Salespeople had been selling the entire line of HP products, yet fully understanding the company’s broad and complex product line was virtually impossible for most salespeople.

Solutions Frequently Involve Multiple Sales Effectiveness Drivers A productive response to most events involves adjusting multiple sales effectiveness drivers. Because Shell Energy and Kinko’s were establishing brand-new sales organizations, their solutions focused on drivers in all five categories: • Definers. Both companies had to define sales roles, establish territories, and create a managerial structure for the new sales organization. • Shapers. Both had to establish sales force hiring profiles and recruit and train salespeople.

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