Original Article from Dynamic Business: Comments by Ross Judd 9 October 2019
When on the hunt for a new team member, is it better to look for someone to fit the team environment or to chose the best person suited for the role?
It goes without saying that a candidate that ticks both of those boxes would be the ideal option, however usually there is a compromise that has to be made.
Today we ask the experts where they feel that compromise should be made – culture or skill?
Ross Judd, founder of Team Focus and author of Cultural Insanity
Your productivity will improve if you select for “fit”, even if you get someone with inferior technical skills. Why? Because a poor fit for team environment will impact every member of the team. The tension, stress, and aggravation caused will make every person less productive. The net result is that the total output from the team will be negatively impacted. Alternatively, if you employ someone that fits in with the culture of the team your performance will improve. Why? Because a strong team will coach, develop, and support the new team member. They are part of the team and that’s what teams do.
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