Can applying a strength-based LEAN Six Sigma methodology augment and improve sales force compensation plan development? In short; YES.
Traditional LEAN Six Sigma
The traditional application of the LEAN Six Sigma method for sales force compensation begins by defining the pain, conflict, and waste in a company’s sales compensation strategy. But focusing on problems saps motivation and has negative effects on sales staff retention.
Instead of conducting a LEAN Six Sigma analysis with the hope of correcting a perceived problem and an ultimate return to the even-keel state of business mediocrity, a strength-based approach draws attention to the strengths of the company as well as the sales team, and subsequently initiates changes that encourage continuous improvement and growth of both the company and individual sales representatives.