Defining the Work Uniform: Business Dress or Business Casual?

Have you been assigned the job of selecting and purchasing corporate clothing for your employees, but don’t quite understand the dress code? Don’t worry. We have the information that will help you determine what kind of work uniform your employees need to comply with your current business dress code.

Business Traditional Dress Attire

Have you ever heard the term “dress for success”? This term expresses the need for individuals in business to create a great first and lasting impression in the business world with the correct attire. In other words, when your workers dress for success, they are dressing in such a way they can show their clients and the world they know what they are doing.

For many, the business traditional dress attire is confusing. It doesn’t have to be. Business traditional work uniforms always include the following key elements:

  • Suit jacket for both men and women
  • Suit pants, coming in various styles such as straight legged or flare legged pants
  • Mid-length and full length skirts, most often with a centre vent to allow for easy movement
  • Crisp dress shirts
  • Stylish corporate jackets

Employees often accessorize this business wear with leather, closed toe shoes, leather belts, and ties. When you purchase a work uniform for your employees and the dress code in your office calls for business traditional dress attire, make sure you choose the right corporate clothing.

Business Casual Attire

While it is still possible to “dress for success” in business casual, this type of work uniform generally refers to a form of attire that is much more relaxed than corporate attire. This does mean your employees will be showing up to work in jeans a t-shirt though. After all, there is still “business” in business casual attire.

Here are a few of the types of clothing this form of dress refers to:

  • Khakis and chinos
  • Suit pants
  • Sport coats
  • Fine knitted sweaters
  • Casual but classy cotton blouses
  • Polos and golf shirts

The majority of the time, no tie is needed with business casual. Closed toe and closed heel shoes are still required, and tennis shoes are strictly prohibited with most work uniforms.

Making the Choice

Determining what kind of dress code you want for your employees often depends on the nature of your office or business. Ask yourself these questions:

- Do your workers come into contact with customers on a daily basis?
- Do you want your clients to immediately be able to identify your employees?
- Which attire makes a better first impression on your clients?
- Do you want your employees to feel successful, confident, and perform their daily tasks with pride?

For many, the business casual dress code does not provide the best solution. The dress attire, for instance, would better suit companies such as hotels, restaurants, and offices, where contact with customers occurs on a daily basis. You want your employees to make a great first impression and show your clients how great your business is. This will help build your client’s trust and, in the end, determine whether your client will purchase your product or service.

When you are looking to purchase a great work uniform for your employees, make sure you choose the one that will help them dress for success.

Proper Mindset For Pursuing and Building A Home Business

In the course of the last four years on the net I have observed many different styles and attitudes of people pursuing and building a home based business. It strikes me as odd that people would treat a home based business differently than they would if they were starting a brick and morter business. Yet, I see many, many people online treating their efforts at building a business online very casual and haphazardly. I believe that this is why so many people fail miserably at building their business online.

The current opinion of most experts is that 97% of people fail online. I can tell you from personal experience why that is…because about 97% of the people I have come in contact with expect their sponsor to do it for them and really don’t understand that if they want to build an income it takes hard work.

This is similar to the fantasy movie “Field of Dreams” where they said “If you build it, they will come”. People are attracted to individuals who are able to generate and inspire passion about their business, so if you aren’t passionate and inspiring to the people you talk to about joining your business, then why would they join you? If you were talking to a person who wanted you to join their business, would you join if they weren’t motivating and passionate about it? And so it goes.

If you truly want to join the 3% of people finding success online, then you are going to have to change your mindset. You have to become a leader and motivate people to want to join you because people join people, they don’t join a business. They want to find and actually seek out people who make things happen because they want to be able to learn from them and duplicate their success.

This is what attraction marketing is all about. By being the leader that people are looking for, you will attract people to you because they want to be like you and have the success you are having. Your attitude is what gets them motivated to action and they really don’t care what your business is that you are trying to recruit them into. If you exude success and confidence in what you are doing, that is what they are looking for, someone that is attractive and they want to emulate.

If you have failed in the past to create that business that you desire, that business that makes you the income you’ve always wanted, then you have to change what you are doing and become a new person. Be passionate, excited, aggressive and all those traits you are looking for in a leader and you will attract people to you and your business like bees to honey. If you will simply change that old mindset to this new one, you will have more success than you ever thought possible.