We Are All in Sales…How Did That Happen?

August 15, 2014

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that one out of nine people are in official “sales” jobs, but something is happening with the other eight of us in today’s workforce. We are all in non-sales sales jobs, according to Dan Pink.

That’s right — non-sales sales jobs.    image001

In fact, the research says the other eight of us spend an average of 41 percent of our time “convincing people to give up something [in exchange] for something you have to offer.” That is an average of more than two days per week persuading, influencing, convincing others to “buy” our ideas, services, or just our point of view. That’s 17 minutes out of every hour we are working!

In other words, like it or not, we are all in the sales business.

Thanks to Tom Hood on August 07, 2014 in Leadership for his info.