When it comes to your businesses standard of dress or dress code you have to take in consideration certain factors. You have to always remember that your business is a business be it run from an outside office or a home. The way we dress can create a sense of emotion that leads to outer expression. What this means is, in the example…
You have to always remember that your business is a business be it run from an outside office or a home. The way we dress can create a sense of emotion that leads to outer expression. What this means is, in the example of a young woman dressing in baggy jeans and a large t-shirt with a ball cap. This outfit is comfortable; it covers the female body and removes the need for femininity. You’ll see many women wearing this attire and waling hunched over with poor posture. Now in the case of a young woman wearing a blouse and slacks, this form of attire can provide a sense of pride or beauty. This outfit makes you want to walk tall and holding your head high. You feel a greater sense of importance and professionalism. Clothes make the man they say and studies have shown that your outer attire can create an outer expression of attitude.
Due to this finding many businesses require that there employees dress in casual business attire. Collared shirts and slacks or khaki pants. Depending on what type of company you run will depend on the level of dress you will require of your employees. Here are further examples. A shop clerk working in a store that offering home crafts. Woodwork, quilted items and so on could dress in more downplayed attire. A button up shirt or collared shirt and slacks or skirts could be suitable. A bank clerk should have a more refined appearance. Dress slacks, blouse or dress shirts would be more appropriate for a more business look. The final example is a vinyl record store clerk. This is often a more relaxed environment. Jeans, t-shirts and other items of self-expression are often seen. These standards are not set in stone. The dress code is entirely up to the employer, but the importance of dress attire can play a role in business.
When future clients come to a work site, you want them to see it as professional, clean and crisp. You don’t want you employees running around in pajama bottoms and t-shirts as this can really turn away clients. Some companies have dress for success days in which a client visit is announced the day before and employees are informed of the appropriate dress for the following day. This can keep employees happy as they are in comfortable clothing throughout the majority of the workweek. Clients are also happy as they see employees in appropriate clothing.
Consider these areas in setting a dress code standard. You will find that is helps to fit the over all function of your company and you will be satisfied with your final decision. You do want employees to be comfortable but not so comfortable that they are so relaxed that is affects the amount of effort they put into their job. Come up with three attire choices that you deem suitable and have your employees vote on the final decision. This allows for everyone to be satisfied in the final decision making process.