Let us face it. Most employees hate meetings, especially when they are long, boring and unnecessary. You are in luck if you work at Tesla where Elon Musk has strict rules on who should attend meetings and how and why meetings are organized.
Elon Musk says meetings at Tesla should be small, brief and infrequent. According to him, a perfect meeting has between four and six attendees. It could be larger but only when necessary. However, in this case, large meetings should be brief and straight to the point.
Tesla employees are permitted to leave meetings the moment they realize their presence is irrelevant. While many employers will cringe at this and consider it rude, Elon Musk says it is actually rude to make an employee attend a meeting where their presence is not required.
So why is Elon Musk so particular about unproductive meetings? It is not about the employee but the business. Elon Musk wants his employees working at all times. So if you are not at a meeting, you had better be at your workstation.