Probably a wise move. Not sure of your ethnicity, but there's one thing becoming increasingly obvious with the culture at Cisco. Even though it's a very diverse company, it's always been an "American" company, even though just about every manager/exec between our level and John Chambers was born in South Asia.
That's changed noticeably over the last year or two. Even though a few changes in the exec ranks have brought more non-Indians into the chain of command, it's clear to me that "the culture" is becoming increasingly like that at an Indian company. Well, at least down here close to the bottom.
Increasingly, edicts come in the form of high-minded grand announcements (aimed upwards) - with a pointer to a Smartsheet with your list of deliverables. Reports and presentations are being withdrawn from being shared with IC's. There's an increasing pressure to not give feedback (asked for, but treated with hostility). Frequent reminders of a caste-like "us and them". Mindless devotion to hard metrics, no matter how divergent from business goals. Increasing nepotism (hardly an exclusively Indian trait, but it's getting worse). Stacking of management layers (three in this last 18 months).
Not surprisingly, people are now running away from the BU (at least) - even the Indian born. Only in the last few weeks has "talent management" been mentioned, because the bleeding is getting embarrassing.