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Selling Styles of Executives Selling Two and Four Wheelers


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Sales executives are the pillars of an organization and on them depends its success. For an organization to be effective, the sales approach to decision making, along with technological efficiency and facilities available for research and development, is very important. The distinctive way in which various functions such as sales goals, decision making, anxiety management, conflict management, and self management are used and managed comprises the sales style. Those styles, which have damaging effect on the overall health of the organisation, can be easily diagnosed and discontinued, with immediate effect. A diagnostic instrument with a scoring key helps the management to diagnose how far excellent and bad styles are practiced in their organisation so that the best style can be made use of and the bad ones avoided. The present study was undertaken with an aim of understanding and comparing the sales styles being used by executives at various levels in the showrooms of two and four wheelers in a district of Punjab in India. All the 26 salesmen and 13 sales managers working in these showrooms were studied for the sales styles being employed by them. The outcome of this process is discussed in this paper.

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Sales Goals, Decision Making, Anxiety Management, Conflict Management, and Self Management.
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Navpreet Singh Sidhu
Punjab College of Technical Education, Baddowal, Ludhiana, Punjab, India

Abstract


Sales executives are the pillars of an organization and on them depends its success. For an organization to be effective, the sales approach to decision making, along with technological efficiency and facilities available for research and development, is very important. The distinctive way in which various functions such as sales goals, decision making, anxiety management, conflict management, and self management are used and managed comprises the sales style. Those styles, which have damaging effect on the overall health of the organisation, can be easily diagnosed and discontinued, with immediate effect. A diagnostic instrument with a scoring key helps the management to diagnose how far excellent and bad styles are practiced in their organisation so that the best style can be made use of and the bad ones avoided. The present study was undertaken with an aim of understanding and comparing the sales styles being used by executives at various levels in the showrooms of two and four wheelers in a district of Punjab in India. All the 26 salesmen and 13 sales managers working in these showrooms were studied for the sales styles being employed by them. The outcome of this process is discussed in this paper.

Keywords


Sales Goals, Decision Making, Anxiety Management, Conflict Management, and Self Management.

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