Cisco Systems Evolution of Structure

Evolution of Structure

Read/review the following resources for this activity:

• Textbook: Organization Theory and Design (12th edition). Cengage Learning. ISBN: 9781285866345 , Chapter 13

• Textbook: Integrative Case 10 Cisco Systems Evolution of Structure ( back of book)

• File (.pdf): MGT404 Presentation Chapter 13


Case studies are used to foster discussion of concepts from the chapters and to illustrate practices that sometimes go beyond the concepts within a chapter. Use your experiences and opinions to develop firm thoughts regarding the case.

Activity Instructions

Integrative Case 10 – Write an analysis of Case 10. This should include your thoughts and/or experiences that support your view of the case.

1.   Discuss the organizational structure at Cisco Systems.

2.   What design changes were needed?

3.   How did globalization affect Cisco’s structure?

4.   How has Cisco’s structure continued to evolve?

Writing Requirements (APA format)