Wrong Fit, Right Fit: The Essence of Workplace Fit and Its Impact on Modern Work Culture

November 29, 2023
Geoffrey Roche


Workplace fit in an organizational context has never been more critical. The wrong fit impacts the entire culture. In this post-COVID-19 era, understanding workplace fit has reshaped how people view work, emphasizing the importance of aligning personal values with organizational culture. A revealing statistic reveals that 67% of employees prefer to work for a social enterprise and that working on socially valuable projects can reduce employee turnover by up to 50%.

But how does one determine the ‘right fit’ in such a complex and changing environment?

This pressing question forms the crux of the latest episode of The Holistic Leadership Podcast, hosted by Geoffrey M. Roche and Dr. Travis Hearne. They are joined by Andre Martin, Ph.D., an Organizational Psychologist and author of “Wrong Fit, Right Fit,” to explore the nuances of workplace culture and its profound impact on individuals and organizations.

Roche, Hearne, and Martin discuss the following during their conversation:

  • The concept of ‘fit’ in the workplace and its significance in the post-COVID era
  • Strategies for leaders to identify and address ‘wrong fit’ scenarios within their teams
  • Insights from Dr. Martin’s extensive research and interviews on workplace culture

Dr. Andre Martin, Ph.D., brings a wealth of experience and insight. With nearly two decades as a chief learning officer and chief talent officer at renowned companies like Mars Incorporated, Nike, Google, and Target, his expertise in organizational psychology is unparalleled. Currently, he serves as a cultural strategist at Joyful.co and holds various roles as an operating advisor, board member, executive coach, and consultant. His academic background and industry accolades make him a leading voice in understanding and shaping workplace culture in today’s ever-evolving work landscape.

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