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Monthly Archives: May 2016

26 May3 Reasons why Teams are Crucial to a Productive Office Environment

Teams, either you love them or you hate them. Either way, teams are becoming more common in the workplace.   The team-oriented work structure relies on small work groups to manage tasks and or products and services.  Working in teams offer many benefits due to several employees collaborating and sharing ideas.  Here are 3-reasons why teams are crucial to a productive office environment:

Productivity

When you are working on a team, a group of people are working together toward the same goal. The entire objective is shifted toward completing the task at hand.  It increases the ability to work faster and complete tasks with shared responsibilities.  Management has found by encouraging teamwork in the workplace they can increase efficiency and generate more revenue without hiring more staff.

Inspiration

Another reason companies are pro teams is because it sparks creativity. By having multiple employees from different backgrounds sharing their different perspectives it creates an atmosphere for freedom. Being free to brainstorm about different solutions will reveal the best solution.  Collaboration with team members can also improve communication amongst the team so the best ideas can emerge.

Workload

When working in a team towards a common goal, the workload is shared among all team members. Usually, the work should be shared equally and be distributed according to the strengths vs. the weakness of each member.  Teamwork also allows for helping other team members.  After you have completed your task, go back and help a team member finish theirs.  It is important to remember that as a team, everyone is working towards the same goal.  This is why it is crucial to allocate tasks according to the strengths of each team member.  Assigning tasks to the correct people will ensure maximum productivity.

20 May3 Ways the Lyndex Nikken’s Sales Team is Becoming More Efficient

Every business desires for their salespeople to do their job well and thrive. However, it can be a little difficult when you are working with a smaller sales team. Getting your sales team ready may take time. Closing sales is easier said than done but it can be done. To help our sales team at Lyndex Nikken, here are 3 ways that are starting to make our sales team more efficient.

Automated CRM

Most companies already use a CRM system for their client management. However, as you may have noticed all CRMs aren’t one size fits all. In order to keep your sales team focused on closing sales, integrate an automated CRM. Sending follow-up and reminder emails can take up a lot of time; time that could be spent meeting new potential clients. Automated CRM include functions that allow you to track the number of attempts of contact (email & calls), total sales and how long the customer has been idle. Lyndex Nikken is in the process of researching and implementing a new CRM system that can help streamline repair service for rotary tables and live tools, and quickly answer questions regarding applications using our toolholders or angle heads. We understand that support for products is just as important as the quality of the product itself. Our goal is to have you reach the right person that can provide the optimal help, fast and efficiently.

Gamify It

Gamification is a technique to encourage engagement with your sales team and your customers. It taps into the natural competitive instinct in sales reps to deliver results while simultaneously, boosting moral. Create an awards-based gamification strategy that gives points to the salesperson with the most sales and qualified lead generation. Some businesses who have implemented gamification tactics have seen their sales team quotas increase 42 percent. Raise the stakes and make it interesting.

Feedback

One of the most important things you can do to improve your sales team is to measure their performance.   Implementing a system in place to track sales performance throughout the sales cycle allows managers to analyze and measure how each member of the sales team is doing. Try by measuring their performance now and give them goals on areas to improve.

12 May4 Ways to Increase Your Social Media Followers

On social media, follower count is one of those metrics that has many layers. If you want to grow your followers, there are tons of useful tips to try. Here are 4 Ways to Increase Your Social Media Followers.

Embed Your Media
Did you know you could share your YouTube videos on other sites? Yes, YouTube allows you to embed your video content off the YouTube platform. Having a YouTube channel is one of the best ways to communicate with your customers. Embedding those videos on your website and on your blog are both great ways for people to discover your YouTube channel. If you are sharing quality content they deem important or beneficial, they will most likely subscribe to your channel.

Be Social
One of the easiest ways to increase your followers is to talk to people who mention you. This may seem like common sense but you would be surprised how many brands don’t communicate with people on social media. It may be hard to respond to everything but making an effort to respond is essential to building relationships on social platforms. For help, download social media monitoring tools like Google Alerts so you get notifications whenever someone mentions your brand. When they do follow them and/or reply to their tweet.

Cross Promote
Cross Promoting is huge in social media campaigns. You may have Facebook followers who don’t follow you on Twitter or vice-versa. Add your Twitter link to your Facebook page, and occasionally tweet about your Facebook page. Don’t stop with Twitter and Facebook; you could also cross-promote on LinkedIn, YouTube, etc.

Blog/Website
Add buttons to your blog and even other website pages that allow visitors to share your content on social sites like Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. There are apps that allow you to add RT @YOURUSERNAME to the end of each tweet shared from your site. Giving your followers the tools for them to share your content will only increases your reach to get more followers.