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Set Email Boundaries with Delay Delivery

I was the CEO of two orchestras over 15 years. There was so much to do, and so much I wanted to do.  

I worked each day in the office and many nights attending meetings, concerts, or other events.  

I never wanted to keep a board or staff member waiting too long for a reply.  

And since I responded to emails at all hours of the day and night, many people came to expect me to be reachable 24/7, or close to it. 


Managers set other people's expectations by what they do.  

If they respond to emails after hours, people will expect them to always respond after hours.  

If an email received after hours does not require an immediate response, but you just want to deal with it and be done, select the Delay Delivery feature in your email program.  


Set the email to automatically send at the start of the next business day.  

That way the email is taken care of, out of your mind, and the recipient won't know if you wrote it at 9pm, 3am, or first thing when you arrived to work. 


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