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Don’t Create a Dress Code Based on Social-Standards…Find One That Fits Your Team Culture

January 15th, 2016

Have you ever thought about how the dress code at your office speaks to your corporate culture? Many offices have unwritten or unspoken dress code based on the type of industry, social standards, and clientele that are served. However, it’s always a better idea to have a formal dress code created so that all employees unquestionably know what is expected of them in terms of their attire and appearance.

What if you could take that same dress code and transform the corporate culture with it? Below you will find guideline for updating the workplace through the use of a company-wide dress code policy that fits your team culture.

But first, let’s define what a team culture mean. When workplaces are filled with positive people who successfully work together combining their effort and their creative spirit for a common goal this is called a team culture. A team culture creates a strong foundation for any organization. Team cultures are one in which employees do not see themselves as individuals, but as a group of people connected together by their responsibilities. It’s possible to tap into the team culture or improve an existing team culture by developing a cohesive dress code policy.

Ways a Dress Code Policy can be Created to Honor or Develop Culture

The dress code policy should closely match the industry norm for particular types of jobs. For example, in an IT market the use of casual clothing is standard for most workplaces. Alternatively, sales executives are likely to wear suits and ties to meetings with clientele.

The dress code should never compete for attention with the tasks at hand. In other words, don’t create a fashion show at the office. Simply determine how employees prefer to dress and if this attire is safe and appropriate for the type of work performed.

Team culture dress codes can also include some degree of uniform or corporate branding, such as the use of company t-shirts that include the company colors and name displayed on them.

By using the above tips, your organization can successfully create a team based dress policy that will work for all.

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