Elon Musk tells his employees how to succeed at work

Leaked emails to Elon Musk's employees revealed his top tips to succeed in the workplace.
Leaked emails to Elon Musk's employees revealed his top tips to succeed in the workplace. Photo credit: Reuters

Billionaire internet entrepreneur, electric car maker and space pioneer Elon Musk has revealed his own top six tips to succeed in the workplace. 

The revelations came in a leaked email to employees the Daily Mail reports. 

In a firm-wide email obtained by Electrek, Musk said meetings and jargon need to be cut and using your common sense prevails.

So maybe by using these simple tips you too could be extremely successful in the workplace. 


Elon Musk's top tips for boosting productivity at work as off his leaked email: 

1. Get rid of excessive 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 in the first place

'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. If you're not contributing to a meeting - leave 

'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 jargon and acronyms 

'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

'Communication should travel via the shortest path necessary to get the job done, not through the 'chain of command.'

6. Follow logic, not the rules 

'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.'