Elon Musk sent an email to the staff at Tesla with his 6 rules for productivity. This comes after Microblogging and social networking company, after firing about 50 percent of the Twitter workforce, or about 3,800 employees.
Elon Musk has emailed staff at Tesla and now Twitter. The email sent to Tesla employees has leaked pointing out the six important points mentioned by him.
Musk has given suggestions to improve the productivity of the employees. Additionally, he pointed out the main points to increase the productivity of employees including:
1) Avoid large meetings
Large meetings waste valuable time and energy.
– They discourage debate
– People are more guarded than open
– There’s not enough time for everyone to contribute
Don’t schedule large meetings unless you’re certain they provide value to everyone.
2) Leave a meeting if you’re not contributing
If a meeting doesn’t require your:
Your presence is useless.
It’s not rude to leave a meeting.
But it’s rude to waste people’s time.
3) Forget the chain of command
Communicate with colleagues directly.
Not through supervisors or managers.
Fast communicators make fast decisions.
Fast decisions = competitive advantage.
4) Be clear, not clever
Avoid nonsense words and technical jargon.
It slows down communication.
Choose words that are:
– To the point
– Easy to understand
Don’t sound smart. Be efficient.
5) Ditch frequent meetings
There’s no better way to waste everyone’s time.
Use meetings to:
– Attack issues head-on
– Solve urgent problems
But once you resolve the issue, frequent meetings are no longer necessary.
You can resolve most issues without a meeting.
Instead of meetings:
– Send a text
– Send an email
– Communicate on a discord or slack channel
Don’t interrupt your team’s workflow if it’s unnecessary.
6) Use common sense
If a company rule doesn’t:
– Make sense
– Contribute to progress
– Apply to your specific situation
Avoid following the rule with your eyes closed.
Don’t follow rules. Follow principles.