Los Angeles, CA - The sales environment in a typical organization (most every organization, in fact), is seriously dysfunctional. But rather than focusing on the obvious dysfunction, management is busy with incremental improvement initiatives. The Machine presents a radically different approach to the design of the sales function. It challenges the standard autonomous-agent model where individuals are responsible to sell with a process well known to the manufacturing industry for more than 150 years namely: division of labor and centralized workflow management. According to the book’s author, Justin Roff-Marsh, this results in the sales function transitioning from its current pre-industrial form to a process (in the formal sense of the word). The implications for sales are significant:
- Salespeople are freed to focus exclusively on selling (four appointments a day, five days a week)
- Salespeople are supported by a team of specialists who take responsibility for promotion, clerical tasks and technical activities
- The management of sales opportunities (and salespeople's calendars) is centralized and management is provided with both current and accurate data and with the control required to execute their decisions
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