Staffing Insurance: How Dress Code Affects the Workplace
More people than ever are working from home. Prominent corporate business leaders from Mark Zuckerberg to the late Steve Jobs make hoodies and jeans look like appropriate work attire. Yet, according to the Wall Street Journal, people still care. How Dress Code Affects the Workplace is provided by Worldwide staffing insurance.
A report by a major staffing firm conducted interviews with more than 1,000 U.S. adults on appropriate office wear. 72% of Americans believe strapless or backless tops and dresses were inappropriate for the workplace. The results increased significantly from 66% last year.
Flip-flops and open-toed shoes were also considered a huge office faux-pas. Mini-skirts have met with 70% disapproval rate, along with shorts. Other habits participants found offensive included taking your shoes off, putting on makeup, and brushing your hair at work.
Especially in these hot summer months, it is tempting to shed some layers, but you may be paying the price in your coworkers’ perceptions. Regardless of your work ethic, sloppy or inappropriate work attire can affect your overall professional demeanor and distract coworkers, clients, and bosses from the quality of your work.
CEO’s and company founders can wear hoodies all they want because of a simple fact- they lead the company. It is under their jurisdiction, and they have the power to dress however they’d like. The rest of the working population does not have that luxury.
As a general rule, avoid flip flops, sleeveless, t-shirts, and too short skirts. If you think it might be inappropriate, it probably is. Of course, much more stringent rules apply to interview outfits. Stay tuned for a blog post on interview dress and tips in the upcoming weeks!
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