Elon Musk’s 7 Rules for Increasing Productivity: From Overcoming “Excessive Meetings” to Eliminating Acronyms, SpaceX Founder’s Tips for Better Productivity are going viral

Increasing productivity is the main goal of all companies. Authorities tend to devise various strategies to increase productivity in their workplace, BUT according to SpaceX founder Elon Musk, the routes are quite easy and straightforward. Elon Musk’s “7 Rules for Increasing Productivity” are going viral on Twitter as they contain ways that may seem a bit unconventional to many. He believes there is a need to ditch unnecessary meetings and get rid of useless acronyms in the workplace. Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, is a widely recognized genius and aspiring entrepreneurs obviously swear by his management skills. Gabriel Gruber, the owner of Properati.com, a real estate portal, took to Twitter to share seven things Mr. Musk is stressing in order to increase productivity. Recently, Elon Musk announced that SpaceX is ready for the “DOGE-1 Mission to the Moon” in the first quarter of next year, and since then, twitter has been flooded with funny memes and jokes. The mission is funded by the meme-inspired cryptocurrency Dogecoin as payment. Here are Elon Musk’s “7 Rules for Increasing Productivity” that you may find useful!

Eliminate unnecessary meetings

According to Musk, excessive meetings are big business mess and “almost always” get worse over time. “Please leave all large meetings unless you are sure they will add value to the entire audience. In that case, keep them very short,” he said. One of the richest people in the world believes that additional meetings should be avoided unless you are dealing with an urgent matter. “The meeting frequency should decrease quickly once the urgent matter is resolved,” wrote Gruber, citing Mr. Musk.

7 productivity recommendations from @elonmusk:

1) Excessive meetings are the evil of large companies and almost always get worse over time. Please refrain from all large meetings unless you are certain that they will be of use to the entire audience. In this case, keep them very short.

– Gabriel Gruber (@GabrielGruber) May 6, 2021

2) Also, avoid frequent meetings unless you are dealing with a very urgent matter. The meeting frequency should decrease rapidly once the urgent matter is resolved.

– Gabriel Gruber (@GabrielGruber) May 6, 2021

No added value? Leave the meeting

Elon Musk recommends abandoning a call or meeting as soon as you discover that you are not adding anything new to the ongoing conversation. “It’s not rude to leave, it’s rude to make someone stay and waste their time,” Musk is quoted as saying.

3) Leave a meeting or end a call as soon as it becomes obvious that you are not adding value. It’s not rude to leave, it’s rude to make someone stay and waste their time.

– Gabriel Gruber (@GabrielGruber) May 6, 2021

Acronyms are a waste of time

Elon Musk doesn’t seem to be a fan of acronyms and therefore advises against using them for objects, software or processes at Tesla. “In general, anything that needs explanation inhibits communication. We don’t want people to have to memorize a glossary just to work at Tesla, ”wrote Gruber.

4) Don’t use acronyms or nonsensical words for any object, software, or process at Tesla. In general, anything that needs explanation inhibits communication. We don’t want people to have to memorize a glossary just to work at Tesla.

– Gabriel Gruber (@GabrielGruber) May 6, 2021

Communication through the “chain of command” wastes time

The SpaceX CEO believes that communication should be via the shortest possible route. He believes communication doesn’t have to be “chain of command” to get the job done. “Any manager who tries to enforce communication through the chain of command will soon be working elsewhere,” warns Musk, according to Gruber.

5) Communication should take place via the shortest route necessary to complete the task, not via the “chain of command”. Any manager who tries to enforce communication down the chain of command will soon be working elsewhere.

– Gabriel Gruber (@GabrielGruber) May 6, 2021

Communication between departments is important

Bad cross-departmental communication always delays the work process. Elon Musk sees this as one of the main causes of problems. “If an individual employee, in order to do something between departments, has to speak to his manager, who speaks to a director, who speaks to a VP, who speaks to another VP, who speaks to a director, who speaks to a manager, talking to someone who does the real work, super stupid things happen, “says the Tesla CEO.

5) Communication should take place via the shortest route necessary to complete the task, not via the “chain of command”. Any manager who tries to enforce communication down the chain of command will soon be working elsewhere.

– Gabriel Gruber (@GabrielGruber) May 6, 2021

Ultimately, it’s all about common sense

Elon Musk advises that, in general, one should always use common sense as a guide. “If in a particular situation it is obviously ridiculous to follow a ‘company rule’ that would make a great Dilbert cartoon, then the rule should change,” Gruber quoted Elon Musk as saying.

7) In general, always choose common sense as a guide. If following a “company rule” in a particular situation is obviously ridiculous, so that it would make a great Dilbert cartoon, the rule should change. Https://t.co/xfeCYxZx21

– Gabriel Gruber (@GabrielGruber) May 6, 2021

The Tesla CEO, who is actively responding to tweets, only had one word for the seven recommendations that Mr. Gruber listed. “Exactly,” tweeted Elon Musk in response to the thread. Also, as noted above, SpaceX will launch the “DOGE-1 Mission to the Moon” in the first quarter of next year and that Elon Musk’s commercial rocket company will accept the meme-inspired cryptocurrency Dogecoin as payment. The update on the Dogecoin-funded mission was shared on Twitter by Elon Musk when he stated that the mission is “paid for in Doge,” along with a fun DogeCoin-to-the-moon song that you absolutely must check out.

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