This article is a review of a pre-release copy of the book “Wrong Fit, Right Fit” written by Dr. Andre C Martin. The book rightly communicates a right fit is similar to that of writing with our dominant hand, it is easy, almost automatic, and results in a readable sentence. On the contrary, the wrong fit is similar to writing with our non-dominant hand, we have to give more care and caution, experience more stress and then see a lower-quality outcome as an almost illegible sentence. The same thing happens when a talent or a company chooses the right fit or wrong fit.
Wrong Fit, Right Fit is a book that can contribute to making workspaces happy places with more energy and better productivity. There is a conventional belief in society that workspaces have to be a place where human emotions and situations have no value and the employees should follow a robotic life to support the organization to achieve its goals. Any organization grows eventually if the employees are growing in terms of their skills and life standards remains a hard fact to be accepted by the leaders and entrepreneurs.
We often witness circumstances where the leaders of the company hesitate to give the employees the opportunities to upskill. They are driven by the fear that the upskilled employees may leave the organization as they can get better packages with the new skills acquired. But those organizations with an insight that it is better to have a skilled person for a short period than paying unskilled employees for longer tenure flourishes without doubt.
The book “Wrong Fit, Right Fit” has addressed how important it is for a purpose-led company to maintain organizational harmony and employee happiness to make it a fulfilling workspace. When the employees experience a sense of fulfillment, they will be driven with a commitment to contribute their best every day. The book is an outcome of thought-provoking real case studies and research. The book provides practical steps to make the organization a better workspace. It is a worthwhile read for entrepreneurs and leaders who envision a positive change in their organization in terms of the workplace culture.
The book addresses the mismatch between how does an employee prefer to work and how does the company want it employees to work. The book offer strategies to overcome this misalignment and create a right fit experience. Being put in to a “wrong fit” situation leads the motivated talents getting denied the opportunity to show their complete potential. The book can create a general awareness on such scenario of “Wrong Fit, Right Fit” and the consequences. The book suggests the strategies to be followed to make the “fitting-in” experience less stressful from the employee’s as well as employer’s perspective.
If a talent meets the right fit company and role, most of their creative energy get converted to craft. This is the outcome every company expects and every talent aspires. But in reality, the hard fit or wrong fit situations often arises and affect the career trajectory of the talents and the goal trajectory of companies. The book communicates the importance to build up a new way of fitting together.
The exercises given in the book can help the talents to find the right fit for them. Not limited to the talents, the companies also can benefit from these exercises as they help to reflect in a deeper sense on the right fit and guide them to achieve it in their given circumstances. The book also encompasses the psychological aspects of how a right fit and a wrong fit feel and how it reflects in their outcome.
The book is designed in such a way that, if you are a talent who is trying to find a company where you best fit in, this book helps. Later, when you become a leader, you can revisit the book to understand the helpful strategies to build a better workplace culture and so on, it envisions you at any stage of your career. To be concise, “Right fit, Wrong fit” written by Dr. Andre Martin is a good read for anyone who strives to attain the best craft by making use of their complete potential and commitment.