TRIPLE III TIME: Talking “Dress Code”

Now that the major “working from home” phenomenon has eased and face-to-face customer service has been prioritized…has anyone given much thought about the pandemic effect on tomorrow’s “dress code”?  Do you think that our recent health scare and distancing from people would/should be a reason or rationale for softening what should be professionally worn to work…no matter your occupation?

Strangely I have received interesting comments from both sides of this issue.  Some say that the pandemic and work-from-home experience will lessen the importance of appropriate work attire…and heightens the focus on one’s work capabilities.  On the flip side I have heard several individuals indicate that they believe workers will make efforts to improve their workplace image with “a better look” than they had maintained in the past!

career long uniformWell first I have to admit that I don’t recall ever Talking “Dress Code” in any of my nearly eight (8) years of TRIPLE III TIME blogging!  Second with my position on this issue I may show my age…and emphasize the value of tradition.  Regardless I do feel it is prime time to give yourself a cool fresh start.

I believe “looking like you mean business”…means a lot.  Looking your best displays pride in what you do and who you represent.  This does not mean looking better just on Monday’s or boss visitation days.  Looking like you mean business should be an every work day priority.  This Talking “Dress Code” work ethic came from my Ma and Dad.  Despite their farming world-of-work, they understood the value of looking professional EVERYTIME the opportunity or responsibility required it.

Bottomline:  Look like you mean business in your world of work.  The quiet respect and attentiveness you will receive will be worth the effort.

About Inspiring Innovations, Inc.

Marv Pichla is currently the owner and Creative Advisor for his own small business, Inspiring Innovations, Inc. Sharing his unique experience with entrepreneurship and innovation in public service, Marv consults with public and private business, education, and community organizations to develop new and different problem solving methods through real-life example-based learning. Prior to starting-up Inspiring Innovations, Inc. Marv served as Executive Director for Thumb Area Michigan Works! As Executive Director, Marv used public sector innovation as his guide for the organizations regional career development, employment service, education and strategic planning initiatives. Finally, Marv was raised on a farm in the Thumb Area of Michigan where he claims he received the education principles he values most. However, he obtained his Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Center Michigan University in Public Administration and eventually his Ph.D. from Capella University in Minnesota. Marv can be reached at: mpichla@inspiringinnovationsllc.com

Posted on July 23, 2021, in DEVELOPING YOU!, Triple III. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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