Det er jo ikke nyt

Nedenstående er fra Elon musk’s nye bog og det er jo bare hvad fodfolket har sagt hele tiden. Så det er rart at se en Leder af et vis format står frem og siger stop for ineffective mødeformer og ‘3 char’ nonsens.

‘Btw, here are a few productivity recommendations:

– 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.

Overdriven møder er de store firmaers vrede og bliver næsten altid værre over tid. Vær venlig at droppe alle store møder, medmindre du er sikker på, at de giver værdi til hele publikum, og i så fald holder dem meget korte.

– 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.

Også slippe af med hyppige møder, medmindre du har at gøre med et ekstremt presserende spørgsmål. Mødefrekvensen bør falde hurtigt, når det akutte spørgsmål er løst.

– 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.

– Communication should travel via the shortest path necessary to get the job done, not through the “chain of command”. Any manager who attempts to enforce chain of command communication will soon find themselves working elsewhere.

– A major source of issues is poor communication between depts. The way to solve this is allow free flow of information between all levels. If, in order to get something done between depts, an individual contributor has to talk to their manager, who talks to a director, who talks to a VP, who talks to another VP, who talks to a director, who talks to a manager, who talks to someone doing the actual work, then super dumb things will happen. It must be ok for people to talk directly and just make the right thing happen.

– 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.

If there is something you think should be done to make Tesla execute better or allow you to look forward to coming to work more (same thing in the long term), please send a note to [redacted]’

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