According to an article in the Bognor Regis Observer, the author emphasizes that “business mind set comes from being focused, and being under-dressed can also mean being unorganised.”
That’s one reason why more and more companies are taking the business dress code policy at work more seriously. Employees’ lack of understanding of business casual for example, has prompted corporations to enforce business dress code policies and rules, to make sure that casual clothing does not reflect back in casual work habits.
“Clothes have the power to transform how you feel about yourself and how others perceive you.”
So whether you are face-to-face with a client, networking with prospects or on the telephone, think about the image you wish to project, and and if you are ‘selling’ your message as you intend.
I think women have a tougher job than men given the variety of clothing options, but on the other hand, this vast flexibility means we have many ways in which to stamp our personality on our business style and ‘stand out’ as much as we dare.
So if you feel you’re not as productive as you’d like to be try changing your wardrobe. If you work from home get out of your pajamas and into something more presentable.
If you tend to dress more on the casual side at work, add some formal pieces (like a smart business jacket) to change your attitude.
You’ll soon realize that business dress has a lot to do with how you feel about yourself which directly reflects on and impacts your performance.