1.Investigate the approach that Cisco Systems has used in its many successful acquisitions. What are some of the human resource practices that have made its acquisitions successful?Most planning companies are checking for compatibility of strategic objectives and operating and financial criteria in acquisition of another company. The company's main asset, however, is neglected, i.e. its workforce. To make successful acquisitions, Cisco Systems understands the importance of its personnel. Before acquiring a Cisco company, the employee's knowledge, technical knowledge and adaptability of the employees of the target company are checked for compatibility of his work culture. They always take note of workplace health and will not allow them when necessary. The workers are adequately qualified to recognize their current responsibilities and duties. The company helps in successful acquisitions all these HR practices.Use acquisitions as a strategic tool for enhancing customer satisfaction and increasing market share.Targeting companies that provide the best fit for CISCO's own strategic direction and corporate culture.Quality centered on the post-contract stage and the incorporation of recently recruited personnel and intellectual properties.Cisco sees if the organization work cultures and geographical proximity are compatible as far as its long-term objectives are concernedFuture Cisco believes in a risky, adventurous organ culture. Cisco is not sure of this and refuses the merger because something is absent in the target business.The company insists on no dismissals, and all staff members of the acquired company have their job security guaranteed.The procurement team evaluates the working style of target company management, employee calibers, technical systems, and employee relationships. An integration strategy is implemented when the purchase team is persuaded.A top-level management team tours the target company offering detailed details on Cisco and the potential positions of the purchased firm's workers.