I check my email first thing in the morning, and last thing before I go to bed. I check it once every 5 mins, clicking the refresh button and hoping to see something interesting pop in and spice up my day.
Gladly (or not), I know I’m not alone in this. A study by Apex Performance revealed that we’re looking at our email about once every 20 minutes, and more than half of the employees surveyed check their inbox more than 11 times a day. In short, we’re spending a lot of our work time looking for a ping in that inbox.