According to Forrester, 66% of adults believe that the most important thing a company can do is value their time. Monitoring how well your customer service team is meeting this demand, requires a metric that you can use to monitor your success. The Average Handling Time (AHT) is a popular metric that can help. It’s used by many contact centers as a data point and KPI to measure and to reveal how long it is taking service agents to resolve each call, live chat session, or email, and provides unique insight into the performance of the service team as a whole and every single (external) service agent in it. Enhancing your grip on the Average Handling Time enables you to reduce the amount of time needed to resolve (specific) service requests while increasing the customer satisfaction and not breaking the bank.


  • Lower the number of calls, live chats, and emails in your queue
  • Differentiate between the quality and quantity of time spent with a customer