We’ve seen or been part of many discussions - strategic discussions at work, discussions on AI alignment, technical design documents, public policy, etc. The default way of discussions - in-person ones - are highly susceptible to impulsive responses and are extremely hard to provide a good structure for, making them the worst for complex topics. That’s why we prefer written, async discussions over in-person ones for complex topics - they help prevent impulsive responses to an extent and promote thoughtful responses.

Source: The best way to have complex discussions - CQ2

Though this can sometimes backfire and take longer than is necessary.