I work for a large company and today we have been told there is a certain dress code being enforced (See below).
It is important to ensure that we all present ourselves at work in an appropriate way that portrays the desired image of the business and takes account of the expectations and interests of those we are dealing with – be they customers, suppliers or any other visitors.
Since 2004 the Group has required that business dress be worn throughout the week, other than Fridays when colleagues could wear casual dress. The guidance previously issued has been interpreted in many different ways and widely varying standards of dress are now worn on Fridays, and throughout the week.
From week beginning Monday 13 August 2007 the general standard of dress that must be adopted across the Trading Group throughout the week is ‘business dress’ and there will no longer be ‘Dress Down Friday’.
What Is Business Dress?
Business dress includes smart jackets, ties, shirts, blouses, tops, tailored trousers or skirts and religious and cultural dress.
The minimum dress standard for men is smart trousers, shoes, shirt (a short or long sleeved shirt with a collar, but not a polo shirt), tie and suit-style jacket. Lounge suits are optional.
The minimum standard for women is a smart dress, trousers or skirt with a smart blouse, shirt or top and smart footwear.
If your normal style of dress cannot be accommodated within the above guidelines, please raise any issues with your line manager.
In the event of a disagreement over a matter of dress, the business view will take priority and line managers will have the last say about what standards should apply.
Any deliberate and/or persistent abuse of the guidelines may result in disciplinary action.
The Group will review the Dress Code and its impact from time to time but if in the meantime you have any queries, please speak to your manager.
I wondered if anyone (Male/Female) has an opinion on whether guys should have to wear ties for work?
My personal opinion is no. It is down to the inidividual if they want to wear a tie. I find them restrictive and in this heat (Well at least today its warm here) can make me even more hotter.
Anyone else have an opinion?