1) Hire individuals or non-confomists to stimulate the organization
2) Hire a diverse range of experts and generalists in different fields
3) Form hotgroups of 8-12 people. He mentions the benefits of having close ties with your local reputable university to source out the best potential staff. To Kelley, an ideal hire interacts well with established IDEO staff, and demonstrates an attitude of wisdom: he/she strikes a good balance between their ability to promote their ideas yet welcome constructive criticism. IDEO has slowly grown from a staff of 2 to 430, he notes.
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David, founder and chairman of IDEO, is a California-based entrepreneur, educator, designer, and venture capitalist. He is recognized as one of America’s leading design innovators, in part thanks to his membership in the National Academy of Engineering and his receiving of numerous awards. David serves as the Donald W. Whittier professor in the Product Design program at Stanford University, where he also established the school’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design, also known as the d.school. Preparing the design thinkers of tomorrow earned David the Sir Misha Black Medal for his “distinguished contribution to design education.” He has also won the Edison Achievement Award for Innovation, as well as the Chrysler Design Award and National Design Award in Product Design from the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.