This organization empowers its employees through:
When hiring, IDEO asks themselves, “Would we want to travel with this person? What will this person be like at dinner, or during a brainstorm, or during a conflict?”
IDEO puts a lot of attention towards the interconnectedness of its organization, further fostering employee empowerment. It sees itself as a ‘mosaic of individuals’.
Opportunities for Professional Growth and Learning
Working at this org ensures you’ll have unique work opportunities and access to talented and diverse networks.
Another neat thing about IDEO is that they have no formal titles and no permanent assignments. According to one ‘executive’, “In a very innovative culture, you can’t have a hierarchy of ‘here’s the boss with the next person down and the next person down’ because it’s impossible that the boss is the one that has the only insightful experience with whatever project we may be undertaking.”
IDEO offers a variety of benefits including discretionary profit sharing, sponsored healthcare, dental, vision and disability insurance, 401k matching or contributory pension schemes, and other employee assistance and outplacement benefits.