Characterize IDEO’s organization, including its organizational culture and management

Harvard Business Case: IDEO
Based on the case, the class slides of the day, and general knowledge please answer the following case questions. Please provide clear and thoughtful answers which are not only based on your own opinions but also on evidence from the case.

1. Please characterize IDEO’s organization, including its organizational culture and management following question a) to e) below.
a) Management is facilitating innovation at IDEO with voting on ideas. Please describe if that’s true or not and argue for why or why not they do it. _____________________________________________________________________________
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b) What happens to IDEO’s teams after they have formed them?
The teams are so independent in what they do that they keep them together. _____
They mostly reuse their teams with the same members again. ______
The teams disband and form them a new each time. ________
c) What can you say about formal titles in the organization?
They have original titles for each layer in the organization. ____
Formal titles do not exist. ____
Titles change for each new team member. ____
d) What else do you find typical about management in the organization? Please describe. ______________________________________________________________________________
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e) What is the tech box? Please describe its purpose in one sentence: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
2. What is typical of IDEO’s innovation process? Please explain your reasoning.
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