A Great Day at Cisco
There is a cultural evolution happening at Cisco, driven by our business, our innovation and technology, and most importantly, our people. It is being shaped by feedback from our employees and it is helping us define who we aspire to be as a company. It starts with Our People Deal, which is simply the understanding […]
Fixing Broken Windows: Shattered Myths About the Glass Ceiling
Leading organisations now realise that improving the representation of female leaders is crucial to business success. In fact, according to research from McKinsey, “Companies in the top quartile...
A solo trip to Russia
When you hear about Russia, what images come to your mind? Grand Palaces, matryoshka dolls, vodka? Since studying Russian history at school and in my endeavour to visit as many countries as possible during my lifetime (I’ve currently visited 42), I’ve always wanted to visit the largest country in the world and to see the […]
What Makes a Telework Program Successful?
The Cisco telework program has evolved over the years from a convergence of top-down company practices with bottom-up changes in employee expectations. From our experience we have learned how several factors can make flexible work a success for everyone. Clear policies and company culture. Cisco has adopted a flexible policy that enables many employees to […]
Systematic Transformation in Higher Education: The Intersection with Technology in a Journey Toward the Future (Navigati …
Part 3 of A Six-Part Series: Transforming Higher Education in the US This six-part series will focus on transformation of the traditional higher education system in the United States. The Need for Change and Shared Challenges were the focus of the previous chapters in this series. From Cisco’s experience with higher education institutions in the […]
Social Media Is Like Stir-From-the-Bottom Yogurt, Culture and All
Security and its integration with social media continues to be a topic of conversation amongst my colleagues in Security Intelligence Operations. We observe how “being connected” has become an integral part of many lives around the world: each voice has an opportunity to be heard, provided those voices are given unfettered access to the Internet. […]
How Does Corporate Culture Impact a Company’s Success?
Culture exists in any organization, whether created through careful design and implementation, or through natural development as a company grows. What exactly is “corporate culture”?