“Use Common Sense”: 6 Tips from Elon Musk to Employees to Improve Productivity


Using common sense and not following some rules is one of the tips that Elon Musk He gave his staff an email in 2018 that was leaked at the time. The Tesla owner’s goal was to increase and meet the productivity goals for Model 3 production.

In times like those when our productivity is currently affected by the various factors that make up a hybrid or remote working format entirely, it makes sense for us to review the employer’s tips on achieving goals and objectives we have a Deadline marked:

1. Say “no” to long meetings

“Use Common Sense”: 6 Tips from Elon Musk to Employees to Improve Productivity
“Use Common Sense”: 6 Tips from Elon Musk to Employees to Improve Productivity

According to Musk, these types of joints are “a nuisance to all businesses and almost always get worse over time.” The tycoon advises dropping all of these meetings or walking out unless they really add value to the audience. Keep the rest short.

2. Frequent meetings don’t work either

“The frequency of meetings should decrease, unless it is a very urgent matter,” said the owner of Tesla. After resolving the urgent matter, the frequency of meetings should decrease.

3. Leave the meeting if you are not contributing

For Musk, “it’s not rude to leave, it’s rude to make someone waste their time.” The billionaire advises leaving the meeting if you are not adding value

4. Don’t use jargon, communicate effectively

“Anything that needs an explanation inhibits communication.” The employer encourages its employees not to use acronyms or words to refer to software, objects, or processes in their company.

5. Communicate directly regardless of the hierarchy

“Communications must travel the shortest route necessary to get the job done, not through the ‘chain of command,” he said.

“One of the main causes of problems is poor communication between departments. The way to solve this is to allow the free flow of information between all levels. If something is to be done between departments, an individual employee must speak to their manager, who speaks to a director, who speaks to a vice president, who speaks to another vice president, who speaks to a director, who speaks to a manager, who speaks with someone doing the real work, super stupid things will happen. It has to be okay for people to speak directly and do the right thing. ”

6. Use common sense and don’t follow all the rules

The billionaire explains that when following a “company rule” is obviously ridiculous in a given situation, the rule should change. To this end, he recommends using common sense as a guide.

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