No-one would argue that this year has been tough for B2B sales, and how leaders have responded is polarised. The human truth, “we do not have a fear of the unknown, what we fear is giving up on the known” has never felt more apt.
Change the untapped into unbeatable
Some organisations are transforming their business models and adding to their digital capability. As a result, they are focussing on how best to serve their customers and upskilling their people accordingly. But many leaders are stymied, still debating the right way forward with a ‘wait and see’ attitude.
People will be at the heart of recovery. The societal shift in attitudes to tech has opened new ways and opportunities to serve customers. What level of F2F sales will re-emerge is unknown but what we do know is that digital acceleration means life will not go back to ‘normal’.
A new sales narrative is required for an omni channel future. An honest assessment of where you are and the right mindset to learn fast and thrive on velocity will be your North Star.
Pre-pandemic, Tradeshows allowed you to showcase your wares to an engaged audience, business development reps kept potential buyers in the loop and salespeople clogged up motorways and airports in pursuit of a F2F meeting. Some forward–thinking businesses started to digitize their B2B sales processes.
Fast forward and ways of working and sales approaches have had to be reimagined. Sales teams are struggling to reach new audiences. Restricted travel and COVID-19 uncertainty has fuelled mass adoption of tech. Tech confidence has changed the ways that customers interact with suppliers. This leaves many businesses struggling to survive as they grapple with the need to deliver digital transformation to a weary “hope it goes back to the way it was” workforce.
Is there a brighter future?
To get ahead of slower peers, behavioural change will enable organisations to accelerate recovery. An omni channel sales advantage will be at the foundations of a resilient and thriving business. Change is tough, and transformation is tougher still – but changing people’s capabilities leads to successful business outcomes. Your business re-energised and your people reconnected. A snapshot of our results are proof of that:
- 126% increase in sales through service performance
- 38% increase in skills capability
- 78% said they felt improved wellbeing
You are not alone
The human impetus required for a business to bounce back is challenging and leaders are looking for support. Business culture, future focussed leadership, company–wide engagement, and talent retention are daily topics of conversation.
Exceptional growth requires a challenging mindset and a fearless attitude. We’d love to help you see yourself, your business, and your employees in a different light. Overcoming long standing barriers and unleashing opportunities ahead.
MiM can help …
- Survive to thrive turnaround – Big and small steps. Our aim is to understand where you are now and how best we can help to stabilise and transform your business
- Sustainable future delivery – We can help you transform and deliver an optimised change programme. Setting up your people and your processes to deliver measurable sales growth
- Grow and expand – A fast growing business comes with its own risks. We offer a range of business intelligence, cultural transformation, and transformation leadership solutions that will help align your vision and your people to the benefit of all
Mindset change is at the heart of B2B sales transformation – and the winners will be those who equip their workforce with right tools and skills needed to excel in the new normal.
You don’t have problems. Just things you haven’t talked to us about yet.