Thursday, October 15, 2015

The Positive Side Of Writting In Business

As a blogger I highly estimate the importance of writting. Actually, one of the reason why I blog, is that I have access to a lot of very interesting information, that I need to write down in a blog post to process it and make it mine. The writting process is therefore a way to learn, and to assimilate the information.

And actually I 100% agree about it. Of course, a lot of people believe that writting notes are a waste of time and energy, and that oral communication or Powerpoint presentations are way better media to share information. But actually, what a lot of business are lacking is consistency in their decisions. And by writting it down, you allow:
  • The decisions to spread easier in the company
  • To stick, which actually matters, as it will be more respected.
In our constantly changing world, there is a deep added value to write down and think through your decisions in order to make it right, and make it consistent.

Here are some very powerful insights:
“There is no way to write a six-page, narratively structured memo and not have clear thinking.” 
Jeff Bezos, Amazon
The main point of writing is to force yourself “to be more precise than [you] might be verbally.” That self-imposed precision, according to Grove, is a “safety-net” for your thought process that you should always be doing to “catch … anything you may have missed.”