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goals, teams function sub-optimally. Effort funnels
toward maintaining disparate metrics, rather than executing
priorities.
Many seek to motivate staff through convoluted
incentive plans overloaded with KPIs. However, complex
compensation based on meaningless metrics can
incentivize " gaming " , short-term numbers over delivering
long-term value.
OVERLOADING SERVICE DEPARTMENTS
REDUCES PROFITABILITY
As an example, there are thousands of dealers that
spend thousands of dollars to attract more customers
to the service department, only to tell them when they
call that they must wait 2 weeks for an appointment!
Many dealers seem to almost overload the service
department with traffic, not realizing their least profitable
times are when the shop is overloaded. Techs and
advisors stop trying to sell more, because they cannot
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complete what they already have coming in. That is
not even considering how this affects their NPS scores.
When these very common situations happen, dealers
are effectively t urning t heir 5 -star r estaurant i nto a
fast-food joint. Think about this: Why is it much more
profitable to sell 3 hours on 1 car, than it is to have 3
cars with 1 hour each? The answer is simple: All the
wasted minutes that are not truly billable time like putting
the car on the lift, test driving, writing up stories,
etc. Shops probably have at least 10-15 minutes, even
in a well-run shop, just handling each vehicle preparing
to do billable work.
DETERMINING THE RIGHT STRATEGIC KPIs
The solution lies in restraint and focus. Leaders
must determine the specific handful of KPIs that
best
indi-cate profitability, process effectiveness,
and achieve-ment of objectives. Resist the
temptation to track and react to every available
metric. Use supplementary
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