It’s probably the genius of Elon Musk. Few CEOs manage to go around the world with an email. In an internet note, he castigated telework and explained that the higher you are, the more you have to be visible in the office. Is this a demonstration of his vision of freedom of expression? The debate created is probably more valuable than this rating and the effects are rather very positive in terms of reconciling the words of employees and managers.
Update 06/17/2022: An exception for high profiles
Of course, Elon Musk listened to the criticisms that sometimes came from his own employees. He is aware that the success of his operations depends on the level of commitment of his teams. Overall the option that seems to be preferred is on a case-by-case basis.
- The founder of the brand with the big T wants to sound the end of the Covid period.
- Productivity is largely dependent on the face-to-face.
An email directly from Elon Musk was posted on Twitter. Since then, the reactions have been numerous and indignant. This is a message to Tesla employees who work from home. And are somewhat criticized for it…
A health crisis that has impacted mentalities?
Our “classic” conception of work has been somewhat called into question following the health crisis we have gone through. Since then, teleworking has become more common and even attracts many working people. It facilitates certain logistical aspects of working life.
A call for resignation perceived as denigration?
In his email, Elon Musk indicates that workers in the brand’s factories must work at least 40 hours a week face-to-face on site. Otherwise you can simply quit. Like what, Tesla doesn’t seem to care much about its employees, and that’s a shame.
However, it is emphasized that exceptions may exist and that in this case they will be addressed by name. We suspect that the arguments must be at the level for teleworking to be accepted by a management that is so fiercely opposed to it.
In addition, you must work in the same state as your responsibilities. It is also not possible to work in a place that would have nothing to do with a Tesla office. Working from home or from a coworking space is excluded depending on the email in question. So we can see that it’s not joking at Tesla…
Generally favorable reactions to teleworking
While many proponents of telecommuting consider face-to-face work to be “old-fashioned,” they’re not completely wrong. Teleworking allows more freedom, in terms of schedules or the very location of one’s work. In the long term, it allows a better quality of life and therefore of work, since fewer constraints.
Finally, we imagine that teleworking is not possible for everyone, it obviously depends on the work carried out. Nevertheless, the vivacity of the reaction of Musk’s detractors shows the current opposition to so-called “classic” work. Let’s wait to see if Tesla’s management and its CEO decide to correct the situation.
Elon Musk, (born June 28, 1971 in Pretoria, South Africa), South African-born American entrepreneur who co-founded the electronic payment company PayPal and created SpaceXmanufacturer of launchers and spacecraft. He was also one of the first major investors in the manufacturer of electric cars Tesla, of which he was the CEO.
Tesla, SpaceX, Hyperloop, Neuralink, Twitter maybe soon… Elon Musk is known for having founded large technology companies, mainly Tesla and SpaceX. The entrepreneur dominates the world of technology and business, and he tackles the various global problems.
Elon Musk built an empire from nothing to becoming the richest man in the world at 49. He has managed to amass a fortune of more than $200 billion to date. He rose to become one of the greatest entrepreneurs and became a multi-millionaire in his late twenties.
Born on June 28, 1971 in Pretoria, South Africa, Elon Musk has been interested in computers since he was 10 years old. Two years later, with his Commodore VIC-20, he created and sold his first software, a game called Blastar.
In 1989, he joined Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada, where he obtained Canadian citizenship the same year. Then he transferred to the University of Pennsylvania where he studied commerce and physics, from 1992. He obtained a degree in economics and another in physics. Later, he will join Stanford University to pursue a doctorate in energy physics.
But very quickly, he abandoned his studies to launch his first company, Zip2 Corporation, in 1995. The company developed web software for online urban guides. It was bought out in 1999, and Musk used the money to create X.com which later became PayPal. In 2002, he obtained American citizenship.