Forget the idea of cultural ‘fit’ – companies need diversity and contrast
When hiring, you don’t look only for skill, experience or motivation of the person. You also look for what is called “fit”. This is often misunderstood. Many think it means likeness to existing employees or perhaps even friends. In reality, what a team or company needs is not likeness but a complementarity, contrast or an entirely new dimension. A person who brings more diversity to a team may be the best candidate. In a sense, the misfit is often the best fit.