Elon Musk is well known for his productivity. According to this article, he’s sharing his secrets. Under his direction, Tesla has moved to a 24/7 schedule to increase productivity. He recommends fewer meetings, less bureaucracy, less hierarchy, and immediate communication. Elon Musk further suggests that common sense is his preference. His openness to ideas from staff to improve working conditions and increase efficiency was also highlighted. Direct communication, ignoring silly rules, bypassing the chain of command, avoiding confusing jargon; and skipping out on unnecessary meetings are the principal ingredients in his recipe for success.
- Musk aiming to vastly increase the rate at which SpaceX accomplishes set goals.
- Willing to eradicate corporate structures and established methodology to obtain success.
- SpaceX employees free to communicate directly with each other and Musk to break down barriers.
“As SpaceX COO Gwynne Shotwell said at the 2018 TED Conference, Musk’s goals are a lot to keep up with.”