news Elon Musk’s six rules of ‘insane productivity’ sent to all Twitter employees
As the CEO of Tesla, founder of SpaceX, and new owner of Twitter, Elon Musk doesn't have a lot of time to waste. Productivity is key for Musk and to make sure the people around him
are on the same page, the 51-year-old has a list of behaviors he implores others to use too. Musk has emailed staff at Tesla, and now Twitter, giving suggestions to improve
productivity. Sign up for our free Indy100 weekly newsletterThe email to Tesla employees has leaked, providing an inside look at Musk's managing style and productivity analysis.
Here are six points he mentions.1. Reduce the frequency of meetings According to Musk, "excessive meetings are the blight of big companies and almost always get worse over time."To
make meetings more effective Musk suggests fewer of them unless there's an urgent matter to address. 2. Leave meetings that aren't valuable Similar to rule one, if an employee
finds they cannot contribute successfully to a meeting then they should be allowed to leave with no repercussions. "It is not rude to leave, it is rude to make someone stay and
waste their time," Musk says. u201c@LiamKircher You blurred out the actual text just so that you could make a thread out of it? wow. So much for communicating via the shortest
path.nHere's the actual screenshot so that everyone can read Elon's words directly. And if anyone wants a transcript - https://t.co/UHobM0M5fLu201d — Liam (@Liam) 16686040563.
Don't use acronyms or nonsense wordsThe best way to communicate effectively is to be direct about what you're saying, this means "don't use acronyms or nonsense words for objects,
software, or processes." 4. Don't use "chain of command" to communicate"Communication should travel via the shortest path necessary to get the job done," Musk told employees. Musk
finds it unnecessary for lower-level employees to communicate issues through the chain of command, rather than approaching a person directly. "Any manager who attempts to enforce
chain of command communication will soon find themselves working elsewhere," he added.5.Use common sense While it may seem obvious, some people need a reminder to use common sense
in most situations. Musk used the example of following a "company rule" that would be "obviously ridiculous in a particular situation."6. Avoid big meetings“Excessive meetings
are the blight of big companies and almost always get worse over time. Please get [out] of all large meetings, unless you're certain they are providing value to the whole audience,
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