When you have 5 minutes (6:39 to be exact), Ryan Johnson's (WorldatWork) interview with Dave Chicelli (Alexander Group) is a great investment of your time. While the 2012 interview is a bit dated , there are several theme's Dave and Ryan pull from the 2012 Sales Comp Trends survey data which are timeless. As a big fan of data based decision making, the fact that the insights are gleaned from data trends observed over a 10 year time span makes this all the more impressive.
Sales Performance Management Best Practices Blog
I thought I'd share a few good sales spreadsheet horror stories for you to share at your next campfire
The time it takes from the close of a performance period to the payment of sales commissions one of the biggest factors that influence the strategic impact of your investment in sales commissions. We recommend that business leaders think about sales commissions the way they would a capital investment. How much is being invested and what benefits are is the business realizing.
The following is a 'Readers Digest' summary of a 2012 survey conducted by World@Work & ZS Associates on Sales Practices within the High Technology Industry. In the survey, 17 US based high tech companies (Computer hardware, software, networking gear, etc) with over 59,531 sales reps broken out across the following roles were surveyed;