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What’s so bad about mandatory workplace socializing?

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Once again - Cultural fit OR diversity? - "There’s ample evidence that companies with strong cultures are more productive. But when hiring managers appraise job candidates for cultural fit, they don’t actually look for people who align with organizational values. Instead, they select the people who are most like them, as Lauren Rivera, a professor of management at Northwestern University’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 first 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. 

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