Imagining a business dress code, most people will describe a man or woman dressed in a formal suit of dark shades, without unnecessary details, perhaps even with a large leather briefcase in their hands. To some extent, the image is correct. Many lawyers, bankers, and other office workers prefer to dress that way. But the office dress code is completely different. It all depends on the services provided by the employee.
The first understanding of the corporate style of clothing came after the collapse of the USSR. At that time, foreign companies began to actively capture the domestic market and impose standards of conduct on employees joining their ranks.
According to the new office style, men had to dress exclusively in business suits of dark shades in combination with classic shirts of light colors and discreet ties. The girls were asked to choose a strict trouser suit or "two" with a skirt, complemented with a strict blouse in light colors and flesh-colored tights. The shoes were supposed to be classic - leather shoes with low heels.
That is why in our imagination the image of a “business” person was formed as strict and boring, executed in dark colors and without unnecessary decorative details. Office style completely prohibits people from any liberties in clothes. For women, deep-necked blouses, mini-skirts, and bright makeup are prohibited. Both floors are prohibited from wearing jeans and sneakers.
Important! According to Western bosses, this style of clothing initially made it clear to the client that the employee respects him, thereby inspiring the visitor's confidence. The employee was perceived as a serious and responsible person.
Before Western pedantry and strictness were adopted, Russian companies had some liberties, but most of the employees nevertheless dressed quite modestly. The entered dress code only infringed on the rights of workers, creating too strict a framework for them.
In some Russian companies it is customary to adhere strictly to the style of clothing, wear a classic white top and black bottom. But as a small indulgence and “day off” in the middle of the work week, a strict image can be changed in favor of the outfit a little brighter. Leaders go to this indulgence to somewhat defuse the atmosphere in the office.
Dress codes at Google and Facebook
In most famous companies, a dress code is present as a recommendation. Which employees implicitly and strictly follow him. For example, Google does not have an approved uniform. The main thing, according to management, is that the employee is consistent in the appearance of the position.
- the head advises to leave the jewelry at home, an expensive watch or ring should not distract from work or attract excessive attention of customers;
- top managers and specialists of the sales department should always wear high-quality expensive clothes and comfortable Ecco shoes;
- ordinary employees are allowed to wear anything, even uggs and baseball caps, the main thing is that the work is done efficiently and on time.
Important! Such recommendations seem quite reasonable, because top managers communicate with company management and partners. Their appearance is one of the criteria according to which the face of the company is formed. A similar situation is with the specialists of the sales departments. Customers should see a tidy and neutral-dressed employee to entrust him with their desires.
The employees of the social network Facebook generally do not have any dress code. Here everyone goes about what is convenient for them to work in. The company has at its disposal a whole town in which employees practically live. A lot of entertainment, opportunities to eat, a huge number of locations where inspiration can come - there is everything.
Dress codes Tesla, HP, Samsung
Many eminent companies have recently switched to an informal style of clothing, trying not to burden employees and give them a certain freedom of action. Strict costumes are expected only during responsible negotiations, when it is necessary to emphasize the importance of the event.
HP, on the contrary, has recently introduced strict rules, according to which all employees must wear classic suits and items that comply with the strict dress code. All sports attributes, such as baseball caps or shorts, as well as numerous jewelry, are prohibited.
Something similar has always existed at Tesla. Elon Musk himself always prefers to wear classic suits, trousers and shirts, demanding the same from his employees and even, often, from customers. In the premises of the company there is no place for sports style or slurred everyday looks.
The most unusual form of stewardesses
- Hooters Air (the airline, which no longer exists today, introduced stewardess suits that were more suitable for waitresses in the corporate dress code for the first time - the thing is that the main business of the owner of the company was a restaurant, and restaurant attendants became the first flight attendants);
- Gulf Air (to comply with Muslim traditions, women are dressed in trouser suits, which is very unusual for guides, light scarves are also attached to headdresses that can formally cover the girl’s face);
- Thai Airways (stewardesses here, like exotic flowers, dressed in bright long dresses, covering them from neck to toes);
- Air India (the attire of a flight attendant from India is no different from the everyday image of any woman in this country - the usual sari made in the colors of the company);
- Aerosur (Bolivian flight attendants look as if they had just left the catwalk: long dresses combined with high-heeled sandals and a large number of jewelry).