Monday, 9 November 2009

Diversity Drives Innovation at Cisco

A decision to make IT firm Cisco a more “gender balanced” company has already produced innovation and new business

Nikki Walker, director of inclusion and diversity for European markets at Cisco, told People Management that this had been possible because diversity was viewed as crucial to the business rather than “just a HR programme”.

Walker came to the role not from an HR background, but via finance and operations roles at Cisco.

The programme has set up Action Learning Forums where ideas are exchanged and diversity championed. It has already resulted in new cost saving measures and products to take to market.

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