'Well-dressed staff score @WORK'
Turning out well dressed at work could automatically mean half your battle won, going by a survey which indicates that employees who dress well are taken seriously at work than those that pay scant attention to those crumpled sleeves and faded collars.
Nearly 89 per cent of respondents of a survey conducted by Team Lease, a leading staffing company, feel that style of dressing has a long-term impact on the overall image of an individual. Three fourth of the respondents felt that well dressed people are taken more seriously at work place.
Sixty nine per cent of respondents, both male and female, felt attire has a direct impact on sexual harassment faced by women at the work place.
72 per cent respondents feel that focus shifts from work when women frequently wear skirts and tops at workplace. But only 53 percent of respondents in Bangalore felt that way but over 80 percent agreed to it in Kolkata and Ahmedabad.
Breaking the myth of female vanity, the survey revealed that 74 per cent felt men spend as much time, if not more, focussing on grooming as women.
Coming to implementing a dress code at work place, 47 per cent felt it was necessary. More than half the respondents in Kolkata and Pune opined that it enhanced work productivity.
In IT domain, 53 per cent considered implementing dress code is strict but necessary.
Overall 44 percent respondents' organisations have a strict dress code. Sixty six per cent of organisations in Chennai and 59 per cent in Mumbai have a strict dress code.
Overall 54 percent respondents feel that incompetent/average performer cover up with meticulous dressing and accessories.
Overall 44 percent felt that formal dressing applied to only senior manager and client interfacing employees.
The respondents included employees across cities of Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune between the age group of 21-45 years across industries.