Elon Musks Says To Be Snackable: 6 Rules For Productivity
At Tesla, SpaceX and Twitter, Elon Musk has six key rules for fostering a productive work environment:
1) Avoid Large Meetings:
When it comes to large meetings, it is important to consider the value they bring to everyone. Instead of having a large meeting, other options should be considered that may be more effective and productive while still allowing each person to contribute. Smaller working sessions or even one-on-one conversations can focus on specific topics and get the work done faster
2) Leave Meetings If You're Not Contributing:
If your presence is not required, it is better to leave the meeting so that you can focus on other tasks. Doing this will show respect for others and their time. It’s important to be mindful of how much time you are taking up in a meeting and if there is a more efficient way to get the work done.
3) Power of Direct Communication:
By communicating directly with colleagues, decisions can be made quickly and efficiently. This gives your organization a competitive advantage over the competition. Don’t forget that fast communicators make fast decisions and this is why you should never underestimate the power of direct communication.
4) Be Snackable:
When it comes to communication be concise and clear. Choose your words carefully and and ensure that everyone understands what you are saying. Don't rely on jargon or technical terms as this can slow down communication and be confusing to those who are not familiar with it.
5) Avoid Frequent Meetings:
When it comes to meetings, quality matters more than quantity. Reserving meetings for tackling issues head-on and collaborating on solutions will ensure that valuable time is not wasted. When an issue has been resolved, there’s no need to continue having frequent meetings – everyone can get back to the tasks at hand without any disruption.
6) Follow Principals:
It is important for a company to have rules, but it is also necessary to be able to question these rules and to make sure they are still relevant. Blindly following company rules that do not apply to specific circumstances can impede progress and prevent employees from achieving their goals. Instead of blindly following rules, it is more beneficial to follow principles – principles that help guide the overall mission of an organization.