Feb Cover-Wador Foreword

People who enjoy their jobs are more likely to feel inspired by the goals and values of their company, exert effort, and stay employed with the organization.

Yet research shows that only 30% of Americans — and an even lower percentage of employees around the world — strongly agree that they have a chance to do what they do best every day at work. 

Organizations are waking up to the recognition that work fit matters.

In fact, poor culture fit can cost an organization between 50 to 60% of that individual's annual salary.

Odds are that you want to bring your best self to work. You want a job that feeds your spirit, your mind, and your heart. Fit matters – it's crucial if you're to perform at your best.

Thought-provoking and practical, the book offers tools and exercises designed to help you evaluate the fit between your needs and the culture of your current or prospective employer, assess and articulate what you really need to thrive at work, and develop options if you find yourself in a company or job where you are misfit.

You'll learn that self-knowledge, combined with an understanding of six elements of work fit, will help you make career decisions that will lead to better job satisfaction and improved performance over the entire course of your career.

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I believe that fit is one of the most important and least understood aspects of work. It can make the difference between extraordinary success and satisfaction, or unexpected derailment and discontent.  Today, when we expect employees to own their careers, recognizing what you personally need in order to thrive is essential.  This book helps unlock some of the mystery and provides practical advice that will help people make better, more informed decisions about the opportunities they choose to pursue.
— Sekhar Ramaswamy, Chief Talent Officer, Prudential Financial
Whether you are mid-career, retired and contemplating what’s next or just starting out, this guidebook is a great choice to help find a role that brings you true joy.   Full of practical, pivotal and pithy advice and actionable assessments to discover your path from purpose to fulfillment.
— Denny Post, CEO & President, Red Robin
Imagine working for a company that has the culture & environment that allows you to bring your "Best Self" to work. STOP imagining, leverage the wisdom & tools in Fit Matters and get closer to your best self. This is also a great guide for managers & leaders who want to build world class teams!

— Annie Young-Scrivner, EVP Starbucks & Board of Director Macy's Inc

It is unfortunate how many people are disengaged at work. We live in a time where you can work a company that aligns with your values and sense of purpose and your work is no longer a job but rather a calling. This is a profound difference which authors Carrick and Dunaway understand completely. Fit Matters provides the road map for your great work fit!
— Scott Allan, General Manager Hydroflask
You can be happy, even joyous, in your job if it’s the right fit. By showing you how to tap in to your core professional and personal values, Fit Matters is your can’t-miss guide to great career satisfaction!
— Marshall Goldsmith, New York Times bestselling author of Triggers
Fit matters. When the fit isn’t there it impacts many factors, one of the most important is centered around inclusion. When you don’t feel like a true member of the team due to fit you are often made to feel like an outsider. When one feels like an outsider it can impact our self-esteem, self-confidence, and, over time, can impact our performance impact.  Before taking on a new job, do your homework. Don’t take the job if there is a miss-alignment to what is important to you. Fit Matters offers inspiration and ideas for ensuring that you find positive work fit.
— Michelle Clements, Vice President, Human Resources, Seattle University
As a CEO, I’ve spent the last two years working relentlessly on fit for my employees.  Once we really started to understand it, we changed how we assign roles, who we hire, why we hire and how to manage people within their strengths and fit.  Finally a book by a true professional of the subject is here!  I’ve watched Moe’s journey to become a subject matter expert for nearly 20 years and trust that this book will be a game changer for the reader.
— Shannon Stowell, President of the ATTA
Few decisions in life are more important that finding a great fit for your professional life. It should be no surprise that the most effective leaders I find are the ones who truly love what they do. Your team, your customers and even your family will know when you find a great match and are passionate about your work. Why wait? This timely book offers wonderful advice on how to thrive at work. A must read!
— Greg Welch, Sr. Partner at the executive search firm Spencer Stuart
Poor fit with a job can be devastating for employee and employer alike – leading to lack of engagement, lousy performance, even job loss. Yet fit is often overlooked when it comes to making employment decisions. Fortunately, Carrick and Dunaway are here with solutions to help people and organizations find alignment and even joy in the workplace.
— Daniel H. Pink, New York Times bestselling author of Drive and To Sell Is Human