Writing forces you to articulate loose thoughts into concrete concepts.
It exposes gaps in your logic that would otherwise go unnoticed.
Written documents create alignment with your teammates.
Writing lowers the barriers to participation. Engineers, designers, and HR folks can all write.
When people can share their thoughts in written form, they become more invested in the collective success of the project —endowment effect— and things move forward more quickly.
Writing goes beyond mere communication and becomes a catalyst for creativity. A medium through which collective intelligence flourishes.
When facing a challenge or looking to align on a path toward a solution, start by writing.