That secret management style is called "Agile management culture." It is really the "agile" management/ culture of the company that makes it great along with the people who are embracing it in their work. Elon just facilitated this.
Last Saturday I reported that Tesla has a fantastic news that is Totally underrated. A lot of people and observers in the Tesla and electric vehicle community talk about how busy Elon Musk is with Twitter, SpaceX, Starlink and so on, and how little time he may have for Tesla and for developing new Tesla products and executing Tesla's marketing. But we took notice how well Tesla's management is doing while Elon Musk seems to be away and preoccupied with his other businesses. I said that this is one of the most fantastic news about Tesla, which is totally underrated and it's great for Tesla in the long term.
So what is this agile management? Agile project management is an iterative approach to managing software development projects that focuses on continuous releases and incorporating customer feedback with every iteration. Tesla is the first automaker that continuously sends over-the-air updates nad gets customer feedback. Continuous learning and improvement is a core principle of agile working. This is one of the key factors of success in Tesla management, which Elon has transferred to SpaceX and how probably Twitter. As a result of agile management culture Tesla's management has learned to continuously improve based on new OTA updates and customer feedback. This doesn't require Elon Musk to be there to run day-to-day operations.This is good for Tesla and for any company in the long run.
They have to be able to work without him just by the fact that they have several factories. He cannot be at all of them every day. I see him as coming in to focus them on his plans and then letting them do what needs to be done. He then checks in or gets updates on everything they are doing and can step in whenever he thinks he needs to give guidance or make corrections.
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