It’s 9:45 AM and you’re scrambling to prepare for your 10:00 AM meeting with the boss. You see 5 emails come through and spew half-baked responses in every direction as you run to the conference room.
Sound familiar? According to Grammarly, the best time to send and receive emails for the average American is between 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. This has been determined by using a Chrome extension to depict how many words/grammar/spelling errors are corrected per million. Apparently, people are making 40% more mistakes before 10:00 AM.
This can be attributed to early morning meetings and tasks that need to be accomplished, or simply to not being fully awake and focused on the task at hand.
Whatever the reason, the data shows that if you’re looking for your email to be replied to in a clear, concise and coherent manner, your best bet is to send an email between 1 – 3 PM.