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Sales Truths: Things that Are Rewarded Get Done




WHY IT’S TRUE Sincere praise and recognition for a job well done encourages staff members to do more of the same over and over again. People genuinely want to feel that they are a critical asset to a successful store.

PLAN OF ACTION Rather than limiting a pat on the back for a customer/sales related success, compliment people for accomplishing the most menial tasks. “That was a great job you did of sweeping the showroom floor. Thank you for a job well done.” The next time this staff member sweeps the floor or performs any task, you can bet that extra attention will be given to even the smallest details. Things that are rewarded get done … over and over again.

[span class=note]This story is from the February 2011 edition of INSTORE[/span]



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