According to the U.K. Register, Giancarlo,
... told reporters in a conference call yesterday that Cisco's management restructure did not fit with his ambitions to be at the helm of a company.
In a story by Mark Boslet in the Mercury News further elaboration was provided about Giancarlo's decision.
For better or worse, Chambers has put in place a new management structure. Chambers said the new management structure would,
Rumors about his (Giancarlo) possible departure began spreading nearly a month ago after Chambers told the board earlier this year he would remain for three to five more years.
Observers said differences in style between Giancarlo and Chambers may have discouraged him about his chances to lead the company. "Charlie and John are very different people," said Tom Nolle, president of market researcher CIMI of Voorhees, N.J. "Charlie is much more of an intellectual. John is the ultimate salesman - he's a showman."
"transition from a company that is driven from command and control to one that is built on teamwork and collaboration." ... “I believe this type of structure will be the future, given the complexities and ... market adjacencies we’re going to move into.”As Cisco continues to thrive, will the so called "new management structure" have an impact on the firm? Will things remain the same or will there be real changes and what will be the results?
The Houston Chronicle