It’s human nature to be impatient when in need of technical support or customer service. It doesn’t matter if customers are calling their bank, their cable company, or their company’s internal technical support department. They want a resolution to their problem or an answer to their question right then and there! Unfortunately, they are often met with barriers to quick resolution such as long speeds of answer due to understaffing or terribly complicated IVR logic that leads to behavior based on frustration including call abandonment.
Many service level agreements include targets for call abandonment, average speed of answer, and mean time to resolve. Although a low abandonment rate, speed of answer, and mean time to resolve are worthy objectives, many service delivery organizations go too far in trying to enforce aggressive service levels. Those who pursue this strategy typically believe that aggressive service levels are a prerequisite for achieving high customer satisfaction levels. The truth is that aggressive service levels will not necessarily lead to higher levels of customer satisfaction.
Learn how to set appropriate service level targets in this new MetricNet webcast! Additionally, Jeff Rumburg will define the most common service level metrics, reveal why service level targets are so important, and provide benchmarking ranges for the most common service level metrics.