I'd greatly appreciate advice on managing part-time and remote sales teams. We have had issues with some of our sales people showing up late to weekly sales calls and/or not showing up at all. They've called in last minute saying they won't be able to attend, sometimes not evening calling in at all to let us know, etc. Their excuses vary, but almost always they say they were with a potential sale. I understand wanting to close a sale and spending time with a potential client to do so, but when they're late to the weekly sales call or just go completely MIA I can't do my job to help support them in their sales, and it also feels disrespectful of my time as well as the other staffs' time. I wonder if the sales people were full-time and/or in an office if it would help improve communication? If anyone else has had issues in this area, I'd greatly appreciate the insight and advice!