Rank Plan Revisited: Can Internal Competition Lead to a Chain of Success?

Posted by Mike Martin on Wed, Feb 19, 2014

About a year ago, I wrote a blog post – “Why Rank Plans Can Bring Out the Best – and Worst – in Your Sales Force” – about the risks of internal competition that can result from a rank plan.  I still believe that risk exists, especially with smaller sales forces where helping a handful of people could have a significant impact on your rank spot.  However, from my recent conversations with sales leaders, I have heard some compelling arguments for “selective competition.”


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