The first people to stop writing in a company are often those that were there the longest or the execs. Writing is important for everyone. Execs need to write, and do their own writing. Don’t farm out to others to fill in the details from an outline. Having others do your writing for you is for when you’re a head of state making speeches every day and for when every word matters, not for business writing even for the largest of companies.
By far the biggest pushback over writing is that it takes time. Even for the best writers it is difficult to do well. There is a tradeoff no doubt. People tweeted Amazon six pagers that took months to write, which seems crazy to me (is the goal the memo or the work to be done?)
Founders might spend too much time externally writing about venture, funding, being a founder, etc. when writing internally could help the company scale more effectively (to be fair, founders that write about those topics are probably more likely to be writing internally as well).
…runk to 10pt or less. Margins are .25". And no one would waste space on bullets, charts, or images. That gaming of a system, or the constraints that force positive creativity, is also always a side effect. Look at twitter—restricting char cnt casued ppl 2 write diffrntly.
All processes, no matter how innovative, positive, or even causal to success, will run their course. In particular as a company matures, processes *always* have a tendency to cease to function as a tool and become the result themselves. This is always a mess.