Today’s guest blog comes from Mike Smalls, Founder and CEO of Hoopla Software.
The Olympic motto “Citius, Altius, Fortius” — Latin for faster, higher, stronger — need not apply only to sports. Many sales managers seek ways to increase their employees’ productivity, encourage them to sell more or handle greater call volume, or improve the quality of their work. One way to motivate your employees to achieve more is the same way the Olympics bring out the best in athletes: competition.
While competition isn’t ideal for all employees, it’s can be a great for sales organizations, who tend to attract resilient, hard-workers who want to get better. These personalities often thrive on a little friendly office competition. Here are four ways to make your workplace faster, higher, and stronger through competition:
Obviously, some employees might bristle at competition in the workplace, but if you manage workers with an innate competitiveness, you can use that to your advantage to draw out their best effort. When properly implemented, competition can increase productivity, encourage quality, and drive employees to perform like champions every day.
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