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You know that the coronavirus crisis is impacting every deal, but you need to understand in detail how customers are talking about it.
Talk tracks have radically shifted since the coronavirus crisis hit. Your reps are walking the delicate balance between being empathetic and continuing to position your value to their prospects. You need to test and tune the message.
The coronavirus crisis is, for now, the number one priority for every business. It affects every buying cycle. Avoiding the subject won’t make it go away. Instead, have your reps run proactive and structured discovery about it on every deal.
Forecasting can be tough at the best of times. Right now it’s downright dizzying, given the speed with which the business climate has changed. You need to find the most quick and efficient way to adjust your pipeline to your new reality.
You need to manage team performance through the downturn, but a quota set a quarter or more ago may no longer be a good metric. First and foremost, we recommend being a human! Let the team know that you’re taking into account what you can. At the same time, you can’t let the coronavirus crisis become a crutch for every deal that’s pushed or lost.
Sometimes, working in a remote environment means fewer distractions and the opportunity to focus intently on your work. Sometimes, the desire to binge watch Netflix can be a little too tempting. Aligning the team around a short term focus area can help keep everyone moving forward with intention.
In a remote environment, it’s easier to become misaligned on important aspects of deal strategy. Replacing word-of-mouth with a document can help.
An intentional coaching cadence is a must in a remote environment. You won’t be fielding those casual requests for advice that happen in the office, so structure is required. And more than ever, your team’s morale and confidence depends on feeling fully supported.
Imagine starting a new job, and immediately being catapulted into a remote working environment, perhaps for the first time in your career. Putting the right support strategy in place is critical to ensuring newer reps’ long term success.
Let’s be honest, prospecting is not the most glamorous part of the job. And it requires calendar discipline. That’s a recipe for neglect when your team is working remotely. Unless you run 100% inbound, you’ll need to reserve some of your team’s energy and focus for pipeline generation.
Protecting your time may feel counterintuitive, or even a little selfish. That said, being hyper aware of where you’re spending your time is vital to your team’s overall performance. Focus your efforts where they will make the highest impact.
You likely already have a dedicated channel in your company’s collaboration app for your team. (If not, what are you waiting for?) Time to double down on it.
Team meetings and 1:1s are usually the first things that get sacrificed when there’s a calendar crunch. Don’t let that happen—these touchpoints with the team are now more vital than ever. Instead, consider increasing the number of scheduled team meetings, but keep them brief.
When shifting from an office environment to a virtual one, you no longer get to connect with each other in passing. Mimic the casual corridor chat by reaching out to team members when you have an open window in your day.
The easiest path to information is to ask. However, constantly pinging reps to check in on deals can have a negative impact. In a virtual environment, it’s smart to re-think how you engage around deal updates.
Trust is built through open, respectful, and honest dialogue. Don’t be afraid to ask your team what works best for them.
In a remote environment, you lose all the informal tidbits picked up on the sales floor. These are often what let you know where deals really stand. Mitigate the risk of deals stalling, or slipping completely, by widening your vantage point.
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