Smedley, Tim
April 2011
People Management;Apr2011, p30
The article discusses the strategy of Charlie Johnston, computer network company Cisco's human resources (HR) director for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, for steering the company towards a culture of greater collaborative leadership. He describes the use of technologies such as video communication in the implementation of Cisco's leadership and organizational change program. Strategies for making the work of teams and managers in different locations are highlighted. He also talks about the need for HR to embrace its position of independence.


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