Why startups should never let any of their salespeople leave


businessinsider.comThere’s a common thinking that sales teams should be relatively high churn. That the bottom 15-20% of the sales team almost has to churn each year, because it’s survival of the fittest. Reps have to fight for the best leads, prove the highest close rates, exceed the mean of the bell curve, to not just thrive, but survive.

Maybe this is true if you are a mortgage broker. Selling a completely fungible product. Maybe. I’m not sure.

And it clearly is true, in part, at SaaS companies beyond $200m in ARR. At Salesforce, at Box, the bottom end of the sales team churns out each year. They’re often managed out, not fired, but same thing.

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