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Case Details:
Case Code : HROB132
Case Length : 25 pages
Period : 2001-2010
Pub Date : 2010
Teaching Note :Not Available
Organization : Cisco Systems, Inc.
Industry : Information Technology
Countries : US; Global

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Accolades

Some industry observers and analysts felt that Cisco's organizational structure and its collaborative approach to decision making was an effective one - potentially the organization of the future. "Now instead of a small group of executives telling everybody else what to do, people have authority to figure out for themselves what to do...

Criticism

However, some analysts and ex-employees of Cisco were not happy with the new organizational structure at Cisco. The structure led to chaos and slowed down decision making at times, they said. "Right now it's chaos because there's so much on everybody's plate," said Geoffrey Moore, a management consultant who has worked with Cisco...

Cisco's Response

Chambers acknowledged that his critics could be right in their criticism of Cisco's organizational structure and its approach to decision making. However, he said that the company had arrived at its organizational structure after giving a lot of thought to it, continuously refining it since it was introduced in 2001...

Looking Ahead

In November 2009, speaking about Cisco's future strategy, Chambers said, "The improving economic outlook combined with what appears to be a very solid execution on our growth strategy due to our organization structure and innovative business model enabled Cisco to move into 30 plus market adjacencies while reducing non-GAAP operating expenses by 10% year over year and also reducing headcount."...

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Exhibits

Exhibit I: Cisco's 11 Technology Groups
Exhibit II: Cisco's Market Share in Different Segments
Exhibit III: Net Sales and Net Income of Cisco: 2000-2009
Exhibit IV: Cisco's Market Transition
Exhibit V: Top 10 in 2009: Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work
Exhibit VI: Cisco's Top Five Opportunities
Exhibit VII: Some Instances of What the Organizational Structure Helped Enable Cisco To Do
Exhibit VIII: Cisco's Acquisitions: 2007-2009
Exhibit IX: Some Specific Instances Where Cisco's Organizational Structure Enabled Effective and Speedy Decision Making
Exhibit X: Cisco's Three year Stock Chart

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