Casual is king as office dress codes


BACK TO YOU.
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>>Jason: THANK YOU, KIM.>>Jason: THANK YOU, KIM.
A YESTERDAY THAT LED TO A MORE A YESTERDAY THAT LED TO A MORE
CASUAL ATMOSPHERE IN THE CASUAL ATMOSPHERE IN THE
WORKPLACE IS MORE CASUAL, AND WORKPLACE IS MORE CASUAL, AND
MOST MANAGERS ARE NOT ONLY OKAY MOST MANAGERS ARE NOT ONLY OKAY
WITH IT, THEY’RE ENCOURAGING IT. WITH IT, THEY’RE ENCOURAGING IT.
BUT WHY? BUT WHY?
WHAT STARTED OUT IN THE 1950s IN WHAT STARTED OUT IN THE 1950s IN
HAWAII AS ALOHA OR CASUAL HAWAII AS ALOHA OR CASUAL
FRIDAY, QUICKLY MORPHED INTO FRIDAY, QUICKLY MORPHED INTO
RELAXED OFFICE DRESS CODES RELAXED OFFICE DRESS CODES
ACROSS THE COUNTRY. ACROSS THE COUNTRY.
AND IT’S NOT JUST ONE DAY A AND IT’S NOT JUST ONE DAY A
WEEK. WEEK.
>>THE DAYS OF SUIT, JACKET, AND>>THE DAYS OF SUIT, JACKET, AND
TIE ARE OVER AT MOST BUSINESSES. TIE ARE OVER AT MOST BUSINESSES.
>>THERE’S LESS DEFINITION ABOUT>>THERE’S LESS DEFINITION ABOUT
WHAT TO WEAR ON WHICH DAYS OF WHAT TO WEAR ON WHICH DAYS OF
THE WEEK. THE WEEK.
>>Jason: SHE IS A CHIEF>>Jason: SHE IS A CHIEF
EXECUTIVE AND THE RECENT SURVEY EXECUTIVE AND THE RECENT SURVEY
FOUND EMPLOYEES WILLING TO GIVE FOUND EMPLOYEES WILLING TO GIVE
UP A LOT JUST TO BE COMFORTABLE. UP A LOT JUST TO BE COMFORTABLE.
>>PEOPLE WOULD BE WILLING TO>>PEOPLE WOULD BE WILLING TO
SACRIFICE UP TO $5,000 IN SALARY SACRIFICE UP TO $5,000 IN SALARY
IN ORDER TO DRESS CASUALLY. IN ORDER TO DRESS CASUALLY.
>>Jason: THE SURVEY FOUND SOME>>Jason: THE SURVEY FOUND SOME
EMPLOYEES AVOIDING JOBS AT EMPLOYEES AVOIDING JOBS AT
PLACES THAT NEVER HAVE A CASUAL PLACES THAT NEVER HAVE A CASUAL
DAY AT WORK. DAY AT WORK.
>>IT HAS CHANGED A LOT.>>IT HAS CHANGED A LOT.
EMPLOYEES HAVE A LOT MORE EMPLOYEES HAVE A LOT MORE
CONTROL AND A LOT MORE CHOICE. CONTROL AND A LOT MORE CHOICE.
>>Jason: MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT>>Jason: MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT
AND AUTHOR SAID FOR CERTAIN AND AUTHOR SAID FOR CERTAIN
COMPANIES, IT SHOULD BE RELAXED. COMPANIES, IT SHOULD BE RELAXED.
>>IF YOU’RE A SOFTWARE FIRM AND>>IF YOU’RE A SOFTWARE FIRM AND
YOU HAVE PEOPLE THERE WITH DOGS YOU HAVE PEOPLE THERE WITH DOGS
AND STUFF, THAT’S GREAT AND IT AND STUFF, THAT’S GREAT AND IT
MIGHT WORK. MIGHT WORK.
>>Jason: EVEN WITH THE CASUAL>>Jason: EVEN WITH THE CASUAL
CLOTHING TAKEOVER AT WORK, 65% CLOTHING TAKEOVER AT WORK, 65%
OF THOSE SURVEYED SAID THEY

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