Are Dress Codes in the Workplace Still Important.. ??

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Re: Are Dress Codes in the Workplace Still Important.. ??

#1 Postby Nakul123 » Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:34 am

Dress Codes in the Workplace still important it totally depends on company to company work as if you have work in which you have to meet to clients then its important to have a dress code as if you are going in meeting and you are properly dressed then you have a another feeling but ,if you are not dressed properly then you have a feeling that i am not looking good as when you go in meeting your personality matters a lot because of your dressing and body language a person can judge you whether you are the correct person or not to buy a product ,and if you have a office work place you need not to go out of office then you can have any kind of dress code with your decent personality look .

But on the other hand if you say dress code is important because your dressing and body language matters a lot when you enter the office like in big companies they have a dress code for both Men /Women . For man they have formal dress through out the week and in the last working day of the week they are free to wear casuals ,Women s are allowed to wear sarees ,suit or formals and same for them in the last working day of the week. In formals it gives a professional feel of the work place , and you work accordingly .Because you body language response as you are looking cool in formals so you have a positive vibes coming and it directly reflects in you work .

So in my opinion Dress Codes in the Workplace are important ..... :D :)

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Are Dress Codes in the Workplace Still Important.. ??

#2 Postby shreya » Mon Aug 05, 2013 10:12 am

Dress code in the workplace is very interesting question in our current Internet-based business environment. If you sit with any employer and begin to discuss dress codes you might end up in a debate – our employer may simply refuse to enter into the discussion. Creating a dress code for a workplace can be a tricky thing – and may be pretty far down on the employer’s “list” because they may feel that adults shouldn’t NEED dress code guidance.
The appearance of employees sets a definite tone for an employer, no matter what their size or industry. In a corporate, office-based environment, it’s even more important to clearly define and maintain dress codes.
A compulsory dress code can help to keep the company’s image and public perception under control and maintaining the company’s chosen image in public is essential for a new or seasonal hire to be taken seriously. The chances of successfully completing an internship or summer placement decrease dramatically when the candidate does not take the company’s image into account, instead choosing to wear what they LIKE, not necessarily what is appropriate for the position.
Dress codes have to be reasonable depending on the type of work, and still relatively easy to implement.
A dress code that is extremely restrictive or overly detailed (including preferred manufacturer’s colors, etc without specifying an accepted uniform) can make it harder for employees to comply. On the other hand, a dress code that is undefined can cause the same kinds of problems when an employee takes excessive license and then cites the lack of detail in the dress code as their defense…..

It’s very important that employees start their work day in the proper attire – it sets a tone for the rest of the work day. Studies have shown that overly casual attire has a detrimental effect on productivity – not just because of the distraction to other employees, but because of the negative effect casual dress has on an individual’s attitude and energy level.

Dress codes have to be reasonable depending on the type of work and the work environment. A factory-based job will by necessity have a different dress code than a retail establishment or a chain restaurant.
When developing a dress ode the employer should ensure that they are:
• Job related - not depending on personal preferences, but referencing industry standards and customs
• Not treating one gender less favorably than the other
• Not treating one race, creed or other individual preference less favorably than another.

It’s very important that the employer communicates these dress codes to the employees well in advance of the date of adoption, and allow a reasonable period for comment and possible modification. Getting input from employees – and ensuring that the dress code is communicated well to all current employees – is another way to ensure buy-in and easier compliance, Consider updating or modifying the dress code every 3 – 5 years as feedback and experience in the workplace demand. Knowing that fashion rules are fluid and constantly changing does not mean an employer should look forward to redefining their dress code completely, but allowing for adjustment keeps the information fresh and relevant, and will prove to be easier for all involved.

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