Two Forces that Help Customers Move Beyond Price

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wpid-curata__WjHAqLp3ONFLIdL.jpegOne of the more concerning aspects of the rising number of stakeholders involved today, is the difference between them. Most now come together from a variety of functions, regions, and roles to make a technology stack purchase decision.

Our friends at CEB say gaining consensus from this mixture boils down to two dominant forces that salespeople can influence:

The organizational willingness to make changes.

And stakeholder alignment on those changes.

“The best sellers foster an environment where stakeholders resolve points of disagreement, learn from each other, and coalesce around common goals, problems, and solutions,” CEB writes. “Groups that engage in collective learning report significantly lower dysfunction levels among buying groups and a far healthier decision-making process overall.”

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About the Author

Garin Hess

Garin Hess

Garin Hess is a serial entrepreneur with over 18 years of hands-on in-the-trenches experience. Garin has founded two software companies, two industry conferences, and a non-profit organization. He is currently the founder and CEO of CONSENSUS, an interactive demo automation software company that helps sales organization scale the pre-sales function. Outside of work, he enjoys reading history, mountain biking, singing with and conducting community choirs, and spending time with his family. For Garin, nothing else beats a lazy morning cooking breakfast for his wife and three kids or trying hard to keep up with his son on the tennis court.