Tesla CEO Elon Musk is innovative and a pioneer in the electric car sector, and he has often proved enough. However, only the employees know what the quality of the management looks like. But now we get a little insight.
Elon Musk recently wrote an e-mail to his co- workers, due to a high injury rate in a Tesla plant in Fremont, California, from which the new page “Electrek” published a section.
“There are no words that can describe how important I am to your safety and well-being. It breaks my heart when someone hurts while he builds cars and gives his best for the success of Tesla. I asked for personal injury in the future, without exception. I meet with the security team every week and would like to meet every injured person as soon as possible, so they can tell me what we have to do better in the future. Then I’ll go to the assembly line and mimic the tasks they deliver every day. That should actually make any Tesla Manager. At Tesla we lead directly at the front and not from a safe and comfortable ivory tower. Managers always have to put the safety of their team over their own. ”
Extraordinary example of leadership quality
The US site “Inc.com” rated this email as an exceptional example of leadership quality. The site points out that he has tried everything possible to prevent further injuries and has no contact with his employees, according to the guest author of the article Justin Bariso, who works as a company consultant.
The open words would touch the employees and thus Musk showed that he had emotional intelligence. Means: He meets the feelings of the workers, shows that he is one of them and brings them on his side. This is an important skill for effective leaders.
Good managers know when to tackle things themselves
According to Bariso, it is particularly important not to preach water and drink wine, but to set a good example. Good managers would not be afraid to delegate, but they know exactly when they are doing certain projects themselves.
This is exactly how Musk did here. He shows with his open words how important his employees and their collateral are. The appreciation of employees can in turn trigger an enormous amount of motivation for them.
Just on these few lines, we can see that Elon Musk is not only an innovator in matters of cars, but is also one of the greatest in the field of corporate management.