Increasing productivity the main aim of all companies. Authorities tend to lay out various strategies to help increase productivity at their workplace, BUT according to SpaceX founder, Elon Musk, the ways are quite simple and straightforward. Elon Musk's ' 7 Rules to Increase Productivity' is going viral on Twitter that it includes ways that may seem slightly unconventional to many. He believes that one must ditch excessive meetings and get rid of useless acronyms at the workplace. Tesla and SpaceX CEO, Elon Musk is a widely accepted genius and obviously, budding entrepreneurs swear by his management capabilities. Gabriel Gruber, the owner of, a real estate portal took to Twitter to share seven things that Mr Musk stresses on to increase productivity. Recently, Elon Musk revealed that SpaceX is all set to launch the "DOGE-1 Mission to the Moon" in the first quarter of next year, and ever since the news Twitter is flooded with funny memes and jokes. The mission is funded by meme-inspired cryptocurrency dogecoin as payment. Now, here are Elon Musk's '7 Rules to Increase Productivity' that may come in handy to you!


Ditch Excessive Meetings

According to Musk, excessive meetings are the blight of big companies and "almost always" get worse over time. "Please get off all large meetings, unless you're certain they are providing value to the whole audience in which case keep them very short," he said. One of the richest people on the planet believes you should do away with extra meetings unless you are dealing with an urgent matter. "Meeting frequency should drop rapidly once the urgent matter is resolved," Mr Gruber wrote, quoting Mr Musk.

Not Adding Value? Leave the Meeting

Elon Musk recommends dropping out of a call or a meeting the moment you realise you aren't adding anything new to the conversation going on. "It is not rude to leave, it is rude to make someone stay and waste their time", Musk is quoted.

Acronyms Are a Waste of Time

Elon Musk seems to not a fan of acronyms and hence advises against using them 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," Mr Gruber wrote.

Communication Through the 'Chain of Command' Wastes Time

The SpaceX CEO believes that communication should travel via the shortest path necessary. He believes that to get the job done communication need not go through the "chain of command". "Any manager who attempts to enforce chain of command communication will soon find themselves working elsewhere," Musk warns, according to Mr Gruber.

Communication Between Departments Is Important

Poor inter-department communication always delays work process. Elon Musk sees it as a major source of issues. "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," the Tesla CEO says.

Ultimately, It's All About Common Sense

Elon Musk advises that in general, one should always pick common sense as their 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," Mr Gruber quotes Elon Musk.

The Tesla CEO, who actively responds to tweets had just one word for the seven recommendations Mr Gruber listed out. "Exactly," Elon Musk tweeted reacting to the thread. Also, in other news, as we mentioned above, SpaceX is set to launch the "DOGE-1 Mission to the Moon" in the first quarter of next year, and that Elon Musk’s commercial rocket company is accepting the meme-inspired cryptocurrency dogecoin as payment. The dogecoin-funded mission's update was shared by Elon Musk on Twitter as he stated that the mission is "paid for in Doge" along with a funny DogeCoin to the moon song that you must definitely check out.

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