Corporate communications 101, courtesy of Tesla

A concise, firm and swift response to allegations can prevent a story from catching fire.

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Tesla is known for cutting-edge technology, but its communications savvy is advanced, too.

After news agencies published stories about allegations of sexual harassment at Tesla’s California plant, the company responded swiftly. There’s a good chance you haven’t heard about this, because it was quickly and skillfully addressed.

If you’re wondering why the Tesla story hasn’t exploded as the Uber scandal did, check out this response from Tesla’s internal communications team: “The topics raised in this meeting were followed up directly with those willing to discuss,” a Tesla representative told Business Insider. “We have a no-tolerance policy and have made changes to leadership, policy, and training to continue to improve our work environment.

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