May 14, 2019
Why is “culture fit” a bad fit for creating an inclusive work culture?
Blanche calls culture fit one of the worst talent concepts that's ever been invented, one that is anti-innovation.
At Atlassian, they interview for values alignment instead. They look for specific behaviors that are congruent with their corporate values. These include:
Their interviews are designed to tease out the people who have demonstrated those behaviors in the past and who want to work in a way that is collaborative, positive, and additive to the culture.
Blanche said applicants don’t need to fit a perfect mold, just be interested in going above and beyond to support and help their colleagues.