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Investor’s Business Daily on Cisco’s Management Model

September 16, 2009 - 3 Comments

US investment newspaper Investor’s Business Daily devoted its weekly ‘Managing for Success’ column to Cisco’s collaborative leadership model this week. IBD’s J. Bonasia interviewed John Chambers, Marthin de Beer (SVP, Emerging Technology Group) and Cisco’s organisational design guru, Ron Ricci, for the article, which includes perspectives from Harvard Business School’s Rosabeth Kanter and Evan Rosen of the Culture of Collaboration Institute.

J. tees the piece up by writing that: “Cisco’s betting big on collaboration that draws manager input from all levels as the main driver for its strategy to grab new markets. And it’s taking a decentralized, rather than top-down, tack. The approach is stirring a sharp upturn in executive productivity and creativity. This hints that other firms may gain by following Cisco.” 

You can read the full article here.

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  1. great article!

  2. Great article. It seems like CISCO has a very dynamic culture. Collaborative management should be a perfect fit for a technology company like CISCO since markets change so fast. If it can be executed in the culture of the company it should provide a huge competitive advantage.

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