Does your company have a textual or oral culture?

Are textual or oral cultures more successful?

Are startups more oral?

Lost in translation between departments

How does remote work change this?

Why do VCs talk so much?

What to do about it

  1. Understand what communication type (reader/textual or listener/oral) you are yourself. Most people are not either or, but definitely have a preference.
  2. Understand the same about your colleagues and make them aware of it. Tools like the “Manual of Me” can help with this.
  3. Accommodate the different preferences in your management methods, depending on how your team performs best. Have meetings, but not too many. Produce written documentation, but stay comprehensive. Most of all: Use multi-channel communication. Any important piece of information should be shared in both verbal and written form to make sure it reaches everybody on their terms.

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Technologist, entrepreneur and investor. Likes startups, gadgets, movies, good audio technology and rambling about any of those topics. Partner at btov.vc

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Technologist, entrepreneur and investor. Likes startups, gadgets, movies, good audio technology and rambling about any of those topics. Partner at btov.vc

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