Cultural fit matters in Job Contentment

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By: MJ Gonzales | Executive Chronicles

Can you stay in the company although you don’t get high salary? What about doing something different from your desired career?  If yes, what fuels you to stay?  One possible reason for these is you’re fit to your company’s culture, which makes you feel contented with your job.

Every company has own distinct culture and it depends to different factors. According to Rand Fishkin, CEO of Moz, cultural fit can be about common “beliefs,” “priorities,” and “stylistic cohesion. “

“Cohesion isn’t about finding lots of people who are the same, but about making sure there’s no one on the team that detracts from others and that many get more enjoyment and progress from the diverse perspectives their co-workers bring,” Fishkin explained.

If you’re a people person and like comfortable outfit, then it’s hard for you to fit in the “business talk only” environment. Your co-workers would affect your performance and the way you feel about your job.  Remember though that it’s not about differences in personalities, but the common values of everyone in the company.

How will you know if you’re fit in your next company’s culture? Aside from asking directly the hiring officer about their company’s culture, be also observant of the company’s ambiance.  Are their workers look snub or polite? Do they casually communicating to each other with or they are mostly busy working in their work stations?   In some instances, the office’s layout also say something about company’s culture. Notice the combinations of bright colors on the wall, separation of cubicles, and cleanliness in the hallway.

Asking your position’s relevance in company’s business is not something bad. Whether you’re still in the application process or already hired, the feeling that you give ample contribution brings sense of fulfillment. It also make you feel more fit in the company, which according to Fortune’s report is vital for millennial employees nowadays.

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“Finally, more so than previous generations, millennials place great importance on social causes and sense of purpose – and they define that purpose two-fold. The first is self-purpose; how do they fit into the organizational puzzle? How is their work relevant? Does anybody care?” Cornerstone OnDemand, provider of human-resources software based in California, President and CEO Adam Miller, shared on Fortune. “The second aspect is the purpose of the company.”