Deloitte Touche’s recent annual survey on the state of analytics readiness at leading companies validates wide variations in analytics oversight. Accountablity in integrated analytics, KPIs and financial oversight is not where it needs to be to govern and manage risk.
CEOs across North America are confident they have solid growth prospects over the next three years, but despite this long term outlook, the KPMG U.S. CEO Outlook 2018 report features results from an in-depth survey of 400 U.S. CEOs determined that:
“Are you going to hit your sales target this quarter?”
This question holds true for quota carrying B2B Sales Professionals. There is nothing more important than closing the right deals faster and being smarter.
Sales is hard and not getting any easier as sales leaders today find themselves strapped for time and are often focused on activities – not conducive to successful conversion or win rates. 30-60% of sales reps in the mid-tier do not meet their sales targets or forecast accurately, while customer facing productivity has declined from 50% to 36% over the past five years (Accenture, CSO Insights).
Dr. Cindy Gordon, CEO of SalesChoice Inc. was recently invited to be a speaker at the Capgemini “Applied Innovation Discover Series: Championing a Culture of Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace”, along with other market leaders from Salesforce, Rogers Communications, and Environics Analytics. This series aimed to discuss how these market leaders are committing to and instilling, a more inclusive workplace to attract and retain strong talent as well as encouraging investment and participation in STEM fields for women.