Slumping sales means many of your people have too much time on their hands these days. A lot of wholesalers already have gone through wrenching cutbacks or are planning them, but you can lay off only so many people and stay in business. Besides, it’s painful to get rid of loyal and capable staffers - who you’ll need to replace when this miserable recession finally runs its course, as it certainly will.
Here are some ideas for using time productively when there just are not enough orders to occupy their time.
All this is better than twiddling your thumbs, don’t cha think?