Slow/Different Systems are the Biggest Blocker to Low Average Handle Times

What are the blockers to lowering AHT


With 65% of contact centre professionals stating it to be so, slow/different computer systems are the greatest hurdle in reducing AHT.

Different call types, 62%, and escalations and transfers (e.g. info from other departments), 61%, were also said to be significant blockers in reducing the metric score.

Poll – “What are the blockers to lowering AHT?” – answers

Talkative Customers 30%
Agent Training 49%
Slow systems / Different systems 65%
Escalations and transfers (e.g. info from other departments) 61%
Different call types 62%

(Multiple answers were allowed during this poll, so the total does not add up to 100%.)

Source: Call Centre Helper webinar: 10 Ways to reduce Average Handling Time     Sample size – 337     Date: January 2013

Author: Jonty Pearce

Published On: 6th Mar 2013 - Last modified: 18th Sep 2019
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