Whatâ€™s so bad about mandatory workplace socializing?
Masha Yudin stashed this in Teams
Stashed in: Diversity
Once again - Cultural fit OR diversity? - "Thereâ€™s ample evidence that companies with strong cultures areÂ moreÂ productive. But when hiring managers appraise job candidates for cultural fit, they donâ€™t actually look for people who align with organizational values. Instead, theyÂ select the people who are most like them, as Lauren Rivera, a professor of management at Northwestern Universityâ€™s Kellogg School of Management, writes in The New York Times. Evaluating someone based on a shared affinity for kayaking, homebrew, and polo is a great way to choose a roommate or a fraternity member. But puttingcultural fit firstÂ at work often means ignoring the role that class, race and gender play in shaping our hobbies, college backgrounds, and tastes."
It's better to choose for values than for socializing.Â