Part B: You are a sales manager in the electronics industry. Your firm had a salesperson in the far western U.S. who everyone thought was a high performer. Every year he sent in his forecast, which was slightly higher than the year before, and every year he achieved that sales goal and received a nice evaluation and raise. Finally the salesperson retired and a replacement was reassigned. In the first year, he increased sales by 50 percent and in the second year he doubled the previous salesperson’s output. Based on this anecdote:
- List and describe five (5) pipeline analysis evaluation criteria that would have allowed you, the sales manager, to more accurately assess the salesperson’s performance.
- What would these evaluation criteria tell you about the previous and current sales reps?