Unpopular Opinion: We filter out candidates who cannot articulate their thoughts in writing. It is our Number #1 criteria. Even above work experience.
The level of clarity that everyone in the team has when you have a “writing culture” is unparalleled. All A teams I know are good at articulating their thoughts on writing.
It is a way to create signal in the middle of noise while building a startup.
If you are a founder, start writing and ask your teams to communicate in writing. Thank me later.
What are your thoughts?