Around four months ago, a mid-level executive’s casual dress sense cost him a plum posting in an international engineering and design company. The company couldn’t risk having a leader whose team members didn’t pay him any heed. Employees need to constantly be aware of office etiquette, to avoid running into the bad books of colleagues, team leaders and the management. ET explores ways to fit in.
Dress Like a Professional
Even in a workplace where there is no dress code, one shouldn’t go over the top. “You shouldn’t arrive in hot pants or pyjamas. Workplaces have some amount of seriousness attached to them,” says Jitendra Singh, professor, organisational behaviour, XLRI, Jamshedpur.
Written By Shreya Biswas
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