first_imgJakarta Governor Anies Baswedan has removed a restriction on the operational hours of public transportation after just one day.He said on Monday evening that public transportation would return to normal following a suggestion from President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo.However, Anies said the Jakarta administration would uphold a recommendation for social distancing to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus by limiting lines at Transjakarta and MRT Jakarta stations.The restriction massively backfired, with large crowds and long lines building up at Transjakarta and MRT Jakarta stations across the capital on Monday.The lines accumulated as commuters wearing face masks squeezed into packed bus stops and train stations during peak hours in the morning, with many commuters waiting for hours and becoming distressed over being late for work.While some commuters appeared ignorant about the city’s containment efforts, many others had no option because they still had to go to work since their companies had yet to impose or had only imposed a partial workfrom-home policy.Read also: Work-from-home policy in effect at major Jakarta companies over virus concernsAninda, a 27-year-old stateowned enterprise worker, said she was not able to stay at home because her company enforced a two-shift policy where each division was divided into two groups, taking turns working at the office and at home on a weekly basis.“I’m currently living with my parents in Ciganjur [in South Jakarta] and I was planning to leave from the Ragunan bus stop. Arrived there at about 7 a.m. I saw people lined up for approximately 10 meters,” Aninda said on Monday.City transportation companies said such operational restrictions were in line with the instructions of President Jokowi and an appeal from the World Health Organization to limit movement and maintain social distance in an effort to minimize the spread of the virus.Anies previously announced the city would limit the operational frequency of public transportation for the next 14 days starting on Monday so that people with no urgent need to travel could remain at home.In response to Monday’s chaos, Transjakarta appealed to Jakarta commuters to manage their travel times as well as possible by avoiding rush hours to prevent the possibility of overcrowding on the buses.“We urge customers to make the best schedule to get home before 6 p.m. and make sure not to jam [ into the bus],” Transjakarta corporate secretary Nadia Diposanjoyo said in a statement.Transjakarta management announced the restrictions on Sunday, saying it would only operate 13 routes, down from 248, with a 20-minute headway. The company will also suspend its evening services.Meanwhile, to ease passenger mobility on Monday, Nadia said, Transjakarta deployed a total of 290 vehicles to serve 13 Transjakarta corridors. She did not specify whether the same number of buses would apply for the remaining 13 days.Besides Transjakarta, LRT Jakarta and city-owned MRT Jakarta also imposed similar measures, with MRT Jakarta reducing the number of cars on each train to four from the usual 16, reducing the maximum capacity from 300 people to 60.MRT Jakarta said the public transportation service restriction was intended to limit the mobility of office workers who should have been working remotely.“By the government instruction, the MRT Jakarta service is only aimed at medical workers who still need to handle the COVID-19 outbreak and public servants who cannot work from home,” MRT Jakarta corporate secretary Muhamad Kamaluddin said.Crowds and long lines were seen at MRT stations, mainly in Lebak Bulus, Fatmawati, Cipete Raya and Dukuh Atas BNI stations; and a buildup of passengers also occurred at LRT stations on Monday morning.Read also: COVID-19: City-wide transport restrictions cause buildup at Transjakarta, MRT stationsLRT management said it had changed its train headway to 30 minutes from the normal 10 minutes.The company reported that the biggest buildup was at Velodrome Station. It immediately deployed an additional two cars to its trains to increase capacity to 120 passengers to adjust to the conditions.Both MRT Jakarta and LRT will now evaluate the buildup, with LRT corporate secretary Arnold Kindangen saying that “conditions in the future will follow demand”.The failure of social-distancing measures among commuters has resulted in passenger chaos despite the President’s call to stay at home. Pictures disseminated on social media show commuters — many wearing face masks — squeezing into packed buses and stations throughout the capital.Nurul Nadia, a public health expert from the Center for Indonesia’s Strategic Development Initiatives (CISDI), said that the implementation of social distancing was not simple.She predicted that COVID-19 infections in Jakarta were likely to increase because the restriction policy was issued too late and because of the failure of the authorities to communicate the importance of social distancing to the public.“Complete information is highly important. Authorities should inform people as to why violating the policy could be dangerous for themselves and their families,” she said.Jokowi repeated his statement on Monday, saying that reducing people’s mobility was of utmost priority.“The central and regional governments have to continue providing services and improve the hygiene of public transportation. What is important is to ease crowds, queueing and the density of passengers inside the public transportation so that they can maintain distance,” he said on Monday.Topics :last_img read more

first_img Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 11 Aug 2020 9:01 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2kShares Advertisement Comment Arsenal are targeting Ajax winger Quincy Promes (Getty Images)Arsenal are targeting a move for Ajax winger Quincy Promes, according to reports.The Gunners are already closing in on a deal to sign Willian on a free transfer from Chelsea.But Mikel Arteta is looking to bolster his attacking options even further in the transfer window.And according to The Sun, Arteta is keen to bring Promes to the Emirates Stadium this summer.ADVERTISEMENTThe 28-year-old moved to Ajax from Sevilla for £14 million last summer and scored 16 goals in his debut campaign for the Dutch club.Promes typically plays on the left flank, which means his arrival at Arsenal would allow Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to move into his favoured central role. Advertisement Quincy Promes scored 16 goals in his debut season for Ajax (ANP Sport via Getty Images)The Sun’s report also claims that Promes would jump at the opportunity to join Arsenal this summer.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Quincy would go in a heartbeat,’ a source close to the player told The Sun.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘It would be a great move for him and Arsenal.’Promes, who has 42 caps for the Netherlands, has previously been linked with a move to Liverpool.Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Quincy Promes keen on Arsenal move as Mikel Arteta targets Ajax wingerlast_img read more

first_imgSome good coaching for impediments coming from a sales team:1. I got beat on price (again). That would be your fault. The customer perceived no difference between you and the competition, and no value beyond the product; therefore, “price” was all that mattered.   2. The prospect went with someone else at a higher price. Proof that lowest price doesn’t matter. Value and relationship will win the order AND the profit.   3. I had to bid through a purchasing agent. You were too chicken, or unprepared, to meet with the boss (who, by-the-way, tells the purchasing agent what to do).   4. The buyer won’t decide. You have not created enough of a value proposition to interest the customer enough to act TODAY.   5. I can’t create a sense of urgency. Whose fault is that? Talk to the customer about lost profit and greater productivity INSTEAD of offering to cut your price (like a fool).   6. My product is becoming a commodity. What are you selling? Pigs? Oil? Corn? Those are commodities, Sparky. Your product has value, and it’s up to you to prove it. Besides, your customer didn’t tell you that your product was a commodity, you told yourself so many times that you actually believe it.   7. The competition is beating us by lowering their price. Whenever you get beat on price, it means you were perceived as the same and price was all that mattered.   8. The competition stole one of our big accounts. That’s because they can. Whenever you lose a customer to a lower price, it means you were vulnerable to lose them. Find the REAL REASON before you start losing more of them.   9. The prospect won’t give me an appointment. No, you haven’t established enough rapport or interest to earn one. You’re begging or selling; try engaging and gaining interest with questions about them.   10. The customer lied to me. Usually the lie is about money, or it’s pitting you against a competitor, or both. If you are CERTAIN you know it to be true, confront them with a question, NOT an accusation.   11. I can’t get to the decision maker. That’s because you started your encounter too low. If you find out the decision maker is NOT the person you’re talking to, immediately request a meeting with all three parties and learn the lesson for the next prospect you want to sell.   12. The customer or prospect wouldn’t return my call. Why? Because you gave them no reason to, that’s why. You were just calling to see if the money was ready, and disguised it as a courtesy call. Give them a solid reason and they’ll call you.   13. Our sales cycle is too long. That’s because you’re dealing with influencers, not decision makers. CEO’s decide in two minutes. There’s a clue.   14. My company doesn’t support my sales effort. Meet with your CEO and ask his or her assistance. If you don’t get the meeting or the assistance, find another job.   15. Company policies fight the sales effort. Just make more sales, don’t worry about policies or politics. If the situation is unbearable or untenable, find another job.   16. My company can’t deliver on time. Meet with the CEO and resolve it, NOT production or shipping.   17. My company won’t buy me the tools I need. You have your own money now, buy them yourself.   18. Our training sucks. Meet with the training department. They really want to help, but are sometimes unaware of your day-to-day needs. Make sure they have customized sales training, not generic. And make sure that there are courses on presentation skills, positive attitude, and customer loyalty.   19. Our service sucks. Work in the service department for a few days. Write down all the reasons customers call then, and only then, can you get to best practices.   20. I hate my job. Find out why. Become the BEST salesperson in the company. Then quit. Leave on TOP. If you quit too soon, you’ll go to the next place blaming, instead of bragging.   21. I hate my boss. Previous answer applies.   22. No one in the company likes the sales team. Switch jobs for a day or two. Walk in each other’s shoes, sit in each other’s chairs. Mutual respect will follow.   23. My sales plan (quota, goal) is not realistic. Goals and quotas are set for the “mediocre” level of salesperson.   24. I don’t have time to… Yes you do, you’re just not prioritizing it. Substitute television for pre-call planning.   25. They don’t pay me enough to… Yes they do. You just didn’t understand that YOU have to do things to better yourself.   26. I need balance. If you’re not working out of balance, your checkbook will be. Take a weekend and relax. Then get back to (hard) work.   27. Quit your whining. I just gave you the real-world answers to 27 whines. They basically boil down to this strategy: If you spent as much time selling as you do whining, you’d be a millionaire.  Note: I received this list via e-mail from a senior manager in one of my portfolio companies. It resonated to me, as I have spent a lot of time with sales teams over the years and I have heard each of these many many times over the years. It has been bouncing around e-mail, so I am not sure who to attribute it to. If you know, point it out and I will update this post.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to PrintPrintShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more