Elon Musk’s 7 Advanced Labor Tips

Chinh Nhi
3 min readMay 23, 2021

Mr. Elon Musk is a physicist, an entrepreneur, an inventor. Thanks to founding PayPal, Hyperloop, OpenAI and being the CEO of SpaceX, Tesla Motors, he became one of the richest people in the world.

Recently, a tweet on Twitter was widely shared, which mentioned tips to increase labor productivity in the business. In fact, these tips are derived from the email Mr. Elon Musk sent to employees of electric car company Tesla.

While the audience for advice is Mr. Musk’s employees, other business owners can easily apply it to their employees. Here are 7 of SpaceX CEO’s suggestions to improve work efficiency.

  1. Stop lengthy meetings

According to Mr. Elon Musk, meeting too much is the disadvantage of large companies and it is getting worse. “Please omit any large meeting unless you are certain that it provides value to attendees.” Even if the meeting is valuable, he still recommends holding the meeting for a short time instead of a long one.

2. Reduce meeting frequency

Meetings at companies are not only too long, but too frequent, according to the Tesla boss. That’s why bosses should avoid regular meetings unless the matter is really urgent. Elon Musk believes that the frequency of meetings will quickly decrease once urgent issues are resolved.

3. Leave the meeting if there is nothing to contribute

In many places, skipping a meeting can be seen as disrespectful, but Mr. Musk thinks otherwise. It is the people who do not contribute anything but still sit and participate that are rude.

“Get out of the meeting or hang up the phone if you are clearly not adding any value. It’s not rude to let go, but to make someone sit back and waste their time is rude.”

4. Remove abbreviations and jargon that hinder communication giao

While Mr. Musk’s advice is for his employees, it holds true for other companies as well. “Don’t use abbreviations or meaningless words for Tesa objects, software, or processes. In general, anything that requires explanation interferes with communication. We don’t want people to have to memorize a glossary to work at Tesla.”

5. Bypass the ban system when necessary

According to Mr. Musk, respecting the board system is not always good when it is necessary to announce something. He thinks it is necessary to report the news as quickly as possible to complete the work.

6. Encourage direct communication between departments

“A in the source of the problem is the home to beribour between the room”. To solve this problem, Mr. Musk offers advice, which is to “save information automatically between all tiers”.

He warned: “If to complete the work anything that between the room, a fish people must swap with management, the manager talks to the director, the director talks to the vice president, the vice president converts with other , report to a director, the director report to the manager, the manager communicates with the job in charge, a super idiot will appear”.

7. Preferred experience body

According to Musk, “if following a company rule that is not appropriate in a particular situation, then that regulation should change. In general, always take your own experience and determination as a guide”.