“Teslafy” your meetings

Fed up with energy consuming meetings? Looking for inspiration on how to be more efficient in your meetings?

Here are a few recommendations that Elon Musk, founder and CEO of Tesla and SpaceX gives in an Email to his staff:

“-Excessive meetings are the blight of big companies and almost always get worse over time. Please get of all large meetings, unless you’re certain they are providing value to the whole audience, in which case keep them very short.

– Also 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.

– 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.

– Don’t use acronyms or nonsense words for objects, software or processes at Tesla. In general, anything that requires an explanation inhibits communication. We don’t want people to have to memorize a glossary just to function at Tesla.”

If you wish to see all the recommendations in Elon’s email feel free to click here.

What’s your take on increasing meeting efficiency?

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