What’s the standard response time for responding to an email?

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I try to respond to all emails within 24 hours. Sometimes on the weekends, things can pile up and it takes a bit longer than 24 hours, but I try.

But I don’t know what’s standard.

Is there a standard for email responsiveness/promptness?

If you know you’re going to take longer than your standard, do you put up an “away” message alerting people it may be a bit longer?

What do you go by? What time frame do you shoot for?

Is there a different standard for your work email than for your personal email?

Do you respond more promptly for social media interaction than email?

Does your promptness (or lack thereof) reflect something about you?


Pick one of the questions above and help me out.   Wrestle through this with me!