Hire for "Cultural fit" or "Cultural add": What are the choices for managers?
"Cultural fit" is a well-known factor to be taken into account when hiring new employees, but lately, this belief is deem to be obslete and obstruct businesses' growth. "Cultural add" becomes more and more popular to replace "Cultural fit". According to a 2019 report of McKinsey, businesses with "Cultural add" tend to achieve better performance compared to others.
What to choose: "Cultural add" or "Cultural fit"? To answer this question, the managers should clearly define these terms and understand the current stage, state of the businesses to know what types of employees the business are looking for. In the end, it not how new employees be friends with colleagues, but how they can fit their "Jobs".