Elon Musk shakes up Tesla as another Model S faces crash queries
Teslo CEO Elon Musk's memo to employees on management changes comes as investigators probe the latest crash, of a Model S in Utah over the weekend. Elon Musk shakes up Tesla as another Model S faces crash queries Teslo CEO Elon Musk's memo to employees on management changes comes as investigators probe the latest crash, of a Model S in Utah over the weekend.
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#1 Tuesday May 15
"In a memo sent to employees Monday and reviewed by USA TODAY, Musk said Tesla was "flattening (its) management structure to improve communication" and would dispense with any "activities that are not vital to the success of our mission.""
The two 'incidences' in California and Florida would be a 'reason' to (keep) a tall management model. The more people between the "board of directors" and a screw up helps the board hide behind bodies to blame for failures. Musk may just be getting himself in hot water with the board, by going to a so called 'wide' management model. He is now giving more power to the rank and file supervision and is actually counting on them to keep him and in effect the board properly informed to conditions on the manufacturing floor. Tall management systems like cities, let's use Bell California as an example, can be manipulated with the "I've got mine mindset" to follow the rest of the lemmings over the cliff. Wide management systems can work very well IF one can keep small seemingly independent 'fiefdoms' from creating strife amongst different operating groups within the organization. Musk's "merit" system could be used to 'ferret' out the fiefdoms and send a clear message of 'unity' to create and move the product for all employees. The board of directors will be watching very carefully.
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