Some people think employers should not care about the way their employees dress, but the quality at work. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Whether employees are supposed to be in uniform has ignited heated public debate, especially among the working population. My view is that more emphasis should be put on their job performance, at least in most trades.
Dressing casually can do a great deal in boosting working performance. Having been fed up with doning school uniforms during their schooling, most workers show a strong distaste for restrictions on the way of dressing at workplace, which may adversely affect their job satisfaction level. By lifting such dressing codes, higher working efficiency is likely to register, an outcome that almost all employers expect to see. Therefore, bosses should be more concerned with how well their subordinates do at work, than with what they wear.
In deciding the performance of employees, dressing style is far from the primary contributing factor. In order for employees to perform better, thus creating more profits and earning higher reputation for their company, professional skills should be well developed in them. With broader expertise and more adept communication abilities, workers such as businessmen and operators can appear more professional and better represent a group’s image, the benefits of which are not easily obtained by requiring the wearing of specific clothes.
That is not to say that the advantages of working uniforms can be downplayed. In some cases, these specific clothes may help people identify the vocation of those wearing them. Doctors and nurses, for instance, wear white coats on working days, making them highly discernible and professional. However, such professions are relatively scarce in the modern society.
In conclusion, quality at work counts much more than the way employees dress in many walks of life. It is therefore advisable for management to give top priority to employees’ work achievement.