Tesla’s Leaked Employee Handbook Is As Unconventional As Founder Elon Musk

The handbook is like its founder—no-nonsense, direct and to the point.

15.2.2020

Tesla’s leaked employee handbook is as unconventional as its founder Elon Musk

The handbook is like its founder—no-nonsense, direct and to the point.

Business Insider . If you are a Tesla human resources professional or in-house counsel, the employee manual must cause great anxiety. For workers, it's amazing. The handbook offers a disclaimer to all employees: “If you’re looking for a traditional employee handbook filled with policies and rules, you won’t find one. Policies and rules tell you where the bottom is—they tell you how poorly you can perform before you get shown the door. That’s not us.” Usually employee handbooks are long, boring, jargon-laden and written in an authoritarian tone. It's not clear if anyone in the history of corporations has ever completely read and understood their company’s manual. The exception is when there is an issue, then you search for it, start reading and quickly give up because it's incomprehensible, dense and confusing. Tesla’s handbook is like its founder—no-nonsense, direct and to the point, holds people accountable and sets forth the requirements clearly and concisely. Musk seeks out smart and motivated people and holds them accountable. He is open-minded as to a person’s background, but requires people to show up on time and produce. Tesla has high expectations for its employees to live up to its standards of excellence. According to Musk, it's not imperative that employees come from top-tier universities. He believes, “If somebody graduated from a great university, that may be an indication that they will be capable of great things, but it’s not necessarily the case. If you look at, say, people like Bill Gates or Larry Ellison, Steve Jobs, these guys didn’t graduate from college, but if you had a chance to hire them, of course that would be a good idea.” Musk once tweeted, “A PhD is definitely not required,” and followed that statement up by saying, “Don’t care if you even graduated high school.” Musk seeks out individuals who demonstrate “ evidence of exceptional ability . And if there is a track record of exceptional achievement, then it is likely that that will continue into the future.” According to the handbook, trust is mission critical. The company offers its employees its full faith and trust and provides them with important responsibilities. It's believed that people who are imbued with respect and trust will rise up to the challenge and maintain the highest degree of professionalism. The most important thing, according to the handbook, is that it's everyone’s job to help make the company successful. Each employee needs to act as if they are owners. This means that if they have a good idea on how things can be done differently or better, they should share it with the appropriate managers. Employees are free to go up the chain of command, including Musk himself, if they believe that they have something of value to offer. This edict empowers everyone to take ownership of their job, career and the future of Tesla. One of the rules in the handbook is all about having fun at work. Employees are encouraged to make new friends, strive to be the best that they can be and take on new and exciting challenges. The company wants everyone to work hard, love what they do and enjoy themselves. The forthright tone of the handbook is refreshing. You can almost hear Musk’s voice behind the manual’s admonishment that arriving to work late every Monday morning because you stayed up late watching football is inexcusable because there are people depending on you. “Traffic accidents happen, we get that, but they don’t happen every Monday during football season.” There is an understanding that if you’re sick, you stay home. “Don’t get the rest of us sick,” the handbook states. “Our assumption will be that if you don’t call and don’t show up for work, you’re a jerk.” Ironically, some of the company’s requirements have been slightly—and at times flagrantly—ignored by Musk himself. Over the years, he has transgressed some of Tesla’s own principles. This includes calling a scuba diving expert who was rescuing children from a cave in Thailand a “ Read more: Forbes

Methods that seem unconventional are needed. A mess of a company. Stock way over priced. Elon is brilliant, but his business practices and style is a disaster waiting to happen. Such a charismatic businessman. A true visionary leader.

Read a copy of Tesla's aggressive employee handbook - Business InsiderTesla's employee handbook, which is titled 'The Anti-Handbook Handbook,' positions Tesla as an outlier in the auto and tech industries. This reads exactly like a manual to join a cult. Every CEO I've worked for has touted the 'open door' philosophy. None of them actually practiced it. The fact they can’t see this as a mistake exemplifies the problem with the company.

Tesla shares fall after company announces $2 billion common stock offeringTesla will offer $2 billion of common stock, with Elon Musk buying as much as $10 million. Shares of $TSLA slid in premarket trading following the announcement. Charlatans TSLa, Muskrat, CNBC Constant Nasdaq Bullish Charlatans BOOM! And there it is Charlatans This is the way Musk should have done it long before

Tesla Strikes While the Iron Is HotJust 15 days after telling investors a capital raise “doesn’t make sense,” Tesla CEO Elon Musk seems to have reconsidered. This guy is such a con job. Cant wait till his investors lose their lunch. heard Successive shares sale so soon sounds screwy. heard 'the offering may be a questionable' ... when you're making stuff up 😂😂😂

Elon Musk plans $2-billion stock offering as Tesla acknowledges SEC probeTesla's move to sell $2 billion in stock takes advantage of its surging share price two weeks after Elon Musk said raising capital didn’t make sense. How about stop making cars that kill people. It would be like investing in a newspaper that nobody reads anymore, with paywalls on all of its content.

Tesla seeks to tap into stock surge with $2 billion share saleTesla plans a $2 billion offering amid a stock boom despite CEO Elon Musk telling investors that the company didn't need Wall Street's help Fine elonmusk jimcramer CNBC MarketWatch SeekingAlpha FT YahooFinance WIRED MotorTrend Tesla Just Solved Its Biggest Problem by Selling More Stock elonmusk 's love for vision is all what the world needs if it wants to help itself put back in shape beautifully. Money never scared him, may be a little bit but thats nothing 👌🖖🥰

'Why are you not Elon Musk?': BP boss won't cede clean energy to Tesla - Business Insider'Why are you not Elon Musk?': The new boss of an oil-and-gas titan isn't leaving clean energy to Tesla



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