As part of my HR core class at UCLA Anderson, we had a guest speaker talk to us about management in design organizations. The speaker was Bryan Walker from IDEO. The talk was fun and engaging, and he was able to show off some of the latest projects IDEO's worked on recently, which was neat.
He broke his talk down into the following categories to give us an overview of how designers at IDEO think and what their "management style" (if any) really is.
Insight: Observe people at extremes
Keys to Design Attitude