The billionaire who is working on a Hyperloop, runs the electric car company Tesla, the space firm company SpaceX and the tunneling venture The Boring Company, is highly productive to say the least. Apparently, ELON MUSK has had one of his inner office emails shared. It is his list of the top 6 things to do to be the most productive at work.
1. Get rid of big meetings
'Excessive meetings are the blight of big companies and almost always get worse over time. Please get [out] of all large meetings.'
2. Avoid having too many meetings
'Get rid of frequent meetings, unless you are dealing with an extremely urgent matter. Meeting frequency should drop rapidly once the urgent matter is resolved.'
3. Leave a meeting if you're not contributing
'Walk out of a meeting or drop off a call as soon as it is obvious you aren't adding value. It is not rude to leave, it is rude to make someone stay and waste their time.'
4. Avoid acronyms and jargon
'Don't use acronyms or nonsense words for objects, software or processes at Tesla. In general, anything that requires an explanation inhibits communication.'
5. Cut out the middle-man (your boss),
If need be 'Communication should travel via the shortest path necessary to get the job done, not through the 'chain of command.'
6. Don't follow rules, follow logic
'In general, always pick common sense as your guide. 'If following a 'company rule' is obviously ridiculous in a particular situation, such that it would make for a great Dilbert cartoon, then the rule should change.'