Dress code

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Dress Code — a set of rules regarding the correct manner of dress on the premises ofthe institution. Work Dress Code — a set of standards that companies develop to help provide their employees with guidance about what is appropriate to wear to work.


2 Types of Dress Code
1.Organisational rules 2. Internalised conventions

The benefits of setting a dress code in the work place

Establishes an atmosphere of professionalism and uniformity ? Eliminates thepotential for inappropriate clothing being worn by employees ? Professionals need to look professional


The dress code should always be consistent : with the image of the company with the role ofthe person in the company

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A clear dress code : reduces employee confusion reduces employee distraction
Having a dress code also has the benefit of creating unity among coworkers creating a“team” environment

Drawbacks of dress codes

law sets the rules
„Employees have the right to dress the way they want „Exception apply to some jobs that require specific clothes inorder to protect the employees, or for an hygiene matter.


Employee’s feelings
„ Lost of personality „ Fear of the stereotypes „ Division inside the company ? Employees feel uncomfortable whatcan affect their performance

Drawbacks of dress codes

„ Do not impose dress codes to employees „Find the right balance between employees’ needs and the job requirement

?Companies can miss opportunities
„Don’t hire the best applicant because of the dress codes

Dress code into the companies, comparisons
•Different for low-level workers •Like in British schools, givesa certain image of the company

•Also an element of anti-discrimination


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