When hiring, know what your company culture is and, if it’s changing, what you want it to become. Fast Company has identified three different company cultures and a structured method for hiring those who best fit.

  • The independent entrepreneurial culture is best for people who are resourceful and thrive on autonomy.
  • The collaborative culture is team focused and prioritizes team, rather than individual, goals.
  • The changing culture is one that is in the midst of an evolution or a shift. It requires people who adapt to change easily and help push the culture in the desired direction.

Which culture describes your company? Once you have the answer, you can structure your interview process accordingly.   The benefit to using this approach is that you’ll avoid absent-mindedly hiring clones of the hiring manager. Company’s need diversity within its culture to be successful.


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