Why Elon Musk encourages his employees to tell him exactly what he's doing wrong

SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk has developed a company culture that encourages employees to speak up when something is broken, problematic, or when the leadership is wrong. "Evidence shows that minority opinions improve decision-making even when they are incorrect," says organizational psychologist Adam Grant. Musk preaches to employees the importance of speaking up on their concerns: "'And we're not going to have a culture where the messenger gets shot. We're going to celebrate the person who called a potential threat or risk to our attention.'" Being vulnerable is “such a powerful way to create a culture where voice is not something to be feared and it's not an exercise in futility," says Adam Grant.


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