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Default to writing a doc

As a product manager, my primary responsibility is to figure out the most valuable use of time for my team and then to ensure that we make forward progress on our goals. In this post, I want to share some of the benefits of developing a habit of writing ideas down by default, even when the contents seem obvious. While my main focus is on how this benefits business owners and product managers, I imagine these observations apply to most job functions. Of course there are also certain situations that are better handled without a written record, but those should be relatively infrequent.

While I know this idea is not novel per se, I thought I would follow my own suggestion of committing these thoughts to writing.

I’ll leave where your documents should live as an exercise for the reader. ;)

Category Reflection