Tesla CEO Elon Musk to Hold ‘AMA’ with Twitter Employees to Ease Concerns
Tesla CEO Elon Musk will be part of an “ask me anything” (AMA) session with Twitter employees.
According to a new report from the The Washington Post, Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal informed employees of the “highly unusual” internal AMA meant to “assuage anxious workers” after “internal outcries” over Musk’s appointment as a board member at the social media company.
“Following our board announcement, many of you have had different types of questions about Elon Musk, and I want to welcome you to ask those questions to him,” the report said, citing Agrawal’s company-wide email.
Twitter employees reportedly expressed worries that Musk could “inflict damage to the company’s culture” and make it harder for people to do their jobs.
A Twitter employee said on the company’s Slack channel that staff would be the subject of an HR investigation if they tweeted like Tesla founder Elon Musk, who now owns 9 percent of the social media company.
“Quick question: If an employee tweeted some of the things Elon tweets, they’d likely be the subject” of an investigation from HR, according to a Slack message viewed by The Post. “Are board members held to the same standard?”
A Twitter spokesperson confirmed that the AMA will indeed happen in the coming days.
“We can confirm that Elon will join our CEO Parag for an AMA with Twitter employees soon,” a spokesperson for Twitter said. “We have nothing more to share.”
According to messages, some employees were worried about Musk’s new role on the company’s board of directors, leaders said that Agrawal was still “the tiebreaker,” in terms of company decisions.