Dress Code Discussions

Company dress codes are a never-ending discussion in the work arena.

Discussion # 1: Employees misinterpret the dress code or they don’t abide by it. This is due to most dress codes stating what not to do instead of what to do. Companies who provide professional image training and then present the dress code have a higher success rate of employees abiding because now they know why it is important and how they can present a professional image specifically for them.

Discussion # 2: Companies have a code in place but don’t enforce it. Unfortunately this is the majority of companies.

Discussion # 3: Companies don’t have a dress code but they still reprimand employees for wearing certain attire.

Discussion # 4: There’s constant objection from certain industries along the lines of, “Why do I have to look nice at work if I don’t see anybody?”

We get energies from our clothes. IF dressed too casual we act too casual. Also, if one is looking for a promotion it does matter.  CareerBuilder.com survey, 41 percent of employers said that people who dress better or more professionally tend to be promoted more often than others in their organization.

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