Keeping your sales team at the top of their game at all times will always be the challenge facing any sales manager. Motivating and inspiring a team to get the best out of them every day can be a constant struggle and most organisations do this successfully with commission based earnings. What happens when this isn’t enough to motivate your sales team? After all, everyone is different and sometimes a new approach is necessary to move your team to work at their optimum. Incentive trips can offer the opportunity to engage with your team in a relaxed environment and combining them with training, corporate team building challenges and rewards at a venue outside of the office can be of great benefit to any organisation.
Training can be Fun
The combination of training and rewards can raise the morale of any weary sales team. The constant stress of having to reach targets and being alone on the road can take their toll on the most dedicated employee. However the knowledge that your team have an incentive trip in the diary will be enough to keep them going. Simply knowing that the organisation you work for is looking after the morale of their staff will be the encouragement they need to keep them motivated. Engaging in stimulating training sessions whilst on a trip is not only good for team building but will also help your workforce return to their role with renewed enthusiasm.
Reach Your Goals
You rely on your sales team to hit their targets so your organisation can reach its objectives. Your staff are your most valuable asset and therefore looking after their wellbeing is paramount. Ensuring your training and incentive programme is well thought out to help your team grow and achieve will have a major effect on the success of your business. Training and team building are therefore an essential but substantial investment, get it right and you and your organisation will reap the benefits for months to come. Motivating your team will help get the results you need.
Select the Ideal Incentive Trip
You may have an in-house marketing team who are experienced at organising incentive trips but bear in mind they may not have the right knowledge to build your training programme. Training programmes need to be inspirational and motivational events to lift the spirits of even the most jaded employee so often it’s a good idea to outsource a company who can arrange the trainings and team building aspect as well as the book and organise the trip. You will be offered a wide variety of options from spectacular locations, for example, the US or the Caribbean through to sporting ideas such as corporate tennis holidays or golf holiday. They will be able to build a bespoke trip that matches your goals and objectives, perfect for your sales team and industry. They will take care of every arrangement from flights, hotels and accommodation as well as developing training itineraries and tours. You can also arrange for an event manager to travel with your if you don’t have anyone to head up the administrative elements during the trip, to ensure everyone is focused on making the most of their time away.
The Perfect PR Tool
Employing and retaining your most valued employees is hard work in this competitive market. You need to ensure they are kept challenged, happy and motivated. Incentivising them with an annual corporate training week can often be more attractive than a cash bonus. Looking forward to a trip away with colleagues, a chance to learn, bond and have fun is a great PR tool for your organisation. Good for attracting a great sales force as well as attracting new business. If your team feel appreciated and their motivation increases you will see an increase in productivity and as a result profitability ensuring the future growth of your business.