The Invisible Sales Manager

A sales manager needs to be seen and heard if they are going to lead their sales force. One of the downsides of our technologies is that the salesperson can monitor their sales force’s results over long distances. For as long as there have been CRMs, salespeople have feared their sales manager would act as Big Brother, monitoring their every move, tallying up their activities, and micromanaging their efforts. The reason the technology is mostly detrimental is that it prevents a number of critical engagements with their salespeople.

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