Hanging on to low producing salespeople is detrimental to your sales team!
Untrained sales managers aren’t coaching reps on a consistent basis. This leads to the manager not understanding why the sales rep continues to turn in a poor performance. The sales manager then reacts to a rep’s poor production by “buying” the rep’s excuses, assuming the rep will turn it around soon. But by this time the problem is too old to fix. The opportunity to correct this problem occurred months ago, and the sales coaching opportunity was missed.
Most sales managers know this. She blames herself for the rep’s continued failure to perform and, out of guilt, gives the rep even more time on the job to fail some more. The manager’s acceptance of one salesperson’s mediocrity brings the entire team down.