|Can you imagine waiting for a letter to arrive by Pony Express?|
It used to be that the standard email response time was one day. But in our fast paced, instant gratification world, that expectation has plummeted. In fact, according to one blog/survey the current expected email response time is one hour!
Here are a few good email habits to try:
- Set aside 2-3 regular times throughout the day to check your inbox.
- If something needs a prompt reply but you cannot devote the time needed, notify the sender that you are working on it and will get back to them with more details later.
- Unsubscribe or use Sweep rules to remove marketing and frivolous clutter.
- Don't place unrealistic expectations on yourself or others. Give readers grace and plenty of time to read and respond.