Recruiting Q&A: IDEO

The product-design company's director for recruiting describes how its teamwork structure attracts passionate people who think outside of the box

Be ready for a Finger Blaster war if you happen through the Palo Alto (Calif.) office of product-design company IDEO. At any given time, a handful of staffers may grab their Blasters -- toy slingshots that shoot foam rockets -- and ambush each other. "You've got to watch it," jokes Beth Strong, IDEO's director for recruiting.

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