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Guess who doesn't fit in at work

Cultural fit has become a potentially dangerous concept, but when done carefully, this way of selecting workers can make firms more productive and profitable.

When it comes to creating a cohesive workforce, managers often discount the power of shared experiences on the job, especially working interdependently on a high-stakes project.

ACROSS cultures and industries, managers strongly prize "cultural fit" - the idea that the best employees are like-minded. One recent survey found that more than 80 per cent of employers worldwide named cultural fit as a top hiring priority.

When done carefully, selecting new workers this