My Email Usage

Shockingly, I write email on average from 6AM to midnight from Monday-Friday. The frequency is highest in the early morning when I am responding to customers and teammates. It dwindles in the afternoons when I take most of my meetings.

This dataset is from my corporate email over the last 12 months. I created this report using an Outlook plugin called Xobni (a Cisco investment).

This dataset excludes my private email account, which might extend the hours even wider, gasp.

Seems a bit excessive actually.

EmailTraffic-Jun-Dec09

About Project Graph: At Wharton we’re taught that everything can be graphed. This is my attempt to graph my goings-on.

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Tuesday and 3pm is the Most Agreeable Meeting Time

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I think crowd sourcing is an interesting way to make data driven decisions on daily life. Take scheduling meetings for example. It’s a nightmare to find a time that works for everyone. Meeting scheduling website When Is Good looked at 100,000 responses to 34,000 over 2 years and found that 3pm on Tuesday is the most agreeable time for a meeting.

The basic findings of their crowd sourcing study are as follows:

  • Event invitations are most likely to be accepted for a Tuesday at 3pm.
  • Surprisingly, very little variation exists between the days of the week.
  • On average only 3 or 4 people out of 10 will be available at any given time.
  • People are happier than you might think to work through lunch.
  • Flexibility jumps up at 10 and 11 in the morning, but peaks at 3PM.

[via Lifehacker.com]

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