It pushes a lot of meetings to be asynchronous. With asynchronous communication, you have the ability to think about what you’re responding to, and how you’re going to respond before pressing send.
That’s really good, because personally, I find that when we have synchronous meetings, especially with a lot of people, it’s easy to get lost. If everything is done asynchronously, in text, you can just scroll up and read it again.
If you’re distributed, there’s always someone working where it’s daytime, and they can work on things more time-sensitive (like outages), without waking someone up.