Mark Zuckerberg wears multiple versions of the same grey t-shirt to work every day because he does not want to waste time in making ‘silly’ decisions. He even eats the same breakfast because what’s important for him is to focus on his day’s affairs as opposed to putting his brain into wardrobes or fancy breakfast platters.Is that what most CEOs are beginning to do now?
Well! The change is happening and the ones who are more receptive to this less rigid sense of dressing are the millennials. Most successful people don’t want to spend too long making frivolous decisions, and instead prefer using their energies on things that are more critical and work towards building the best products and services for their community and the world at large.
Organizations like Apple, Google, Microsoft and Facebook believe that business attire does not equate to being a hard-core professional. The tech companies are fast realizing that for employees spending long work hours sitting on the computer, what really matters the most is comfort and stockings and buttoned up suit with ties is a far cry from that.
Most organizations today offer some type of casual dress code for their employees, where in they can dress up casually for 2-3 days a week or just simply dress down and let those suits stay up in the wardrobe unless absolute necessary.Even the oldest business houses are warming up to this change and they’re loosening their reins on uptight dress code.
Are you likely to come across as more professional or successful if you’re all suited up?
Well! There’s a difference between looking successful and being one. Millennials, today, are redefining what it looks like to be successful and its time that the work industry takes a cue from this and follow and lead both. And this change is inevitable because millennials form the majority of workforce today.
A rigid dress code can be demotivating for the millennials some believe, and the companies today are taking cognizance of this and they’re implementing policies that are friendlier and less rigid. Although, there has been some opposition pointing to the fact that one needs to differentiate between work and home dress code yet the boundaries are blurring between the two schools and the emphasis is on what works best for the employees.
This doesn’t mean that millennials dress up recklessly, it’s just that old beliefs are giving way to the new ones. Companies, nowadays allow their employees to be more comfortable in how they work, which leads to a more positive work environment and culture. With the realization that, it is an employee-driven market, the industries need to be more competitive for talent, especially millennial talent. Companies are trying hard to attract, establish, build, and cultivate the right talent force.
And while people might have alternative opinions, we hope that a middle ground is laid out soon. But until then, we cannot but notice the younger generation take over the boardrooms and blossom into world leaders. After all who appreciates an “all mouth and no trousers”!