Elon Musk: SpaceX and Tesla are at least three years ahead of competitorsMarch 3, 2020
Both companies are obliged by their technological leadership, as Musk explained, to high-quality selection of personnel – they take only the very best. In addition, companies have created structures that stimulate the innovative activity of employees. It’s impossible not to propose improvements – this is a key risk factor for losing your job quickly. The result – the speed of implementation and the number of innovations in both companies is so high that Musk does not protect their patents. Competitors still have no time for him.
SpaceX is one of the most demanding recruitment companies in the world. During a discussion at the symposium of the United States Air Force Association, Elon Musk described exactly what criteria are guided by SpaceX, considering candidates for the candidates.
According to Musk, during interviews, candidates are asked to provide evidence of exceptional abilities, especially in the field of innovation. So the company hopes to select people who will really create new technologies.
It is unclear exactly how applicants should prove their competence in the field of innovation, TechCrunch notes. Perhaps SpaceX is carefully studying the track record or giving some tasks during the interview itself.
The fate of those already working in SpaceX also depends on their penchant for creating new technologies. There is a structure within the company that stimulates the innovative activity of employees. However, the cost of error is very high – up to the dismissal. At the same time, employees who are not at all trying to express and implement new ideas lose their jobs even faster.
According to Musk’s philosophy, it is betting on innovation that is critical to the success of his companies. The entrepreneur noted that the rapid development of technology allows SpaceX and Tesla companies not to be afraid of intellectual property theft, as they are ahead of competitors in all key areas by at least three years. Therefore, they do not protect their patents.
A similar principle applies to entire countries. For example, if the US wants to effectively compete with China in the space sector, they need to build policies aimed at stimulating technological development, Musk said.
At the end of last year, Elon Musk said that the employees of his company should be able to solve complex problems in the first place. Moreover, the formal presence of higher education is not required from them.
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