Last week I asked you to think about how we could give a balanced answer to the question below.
Some people think that employers should not care about the way their employees dress, because what matters is the quality of their work. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Here's my suggestion: start by thinking of real examples.
- Are there any companies that allow employees to dress casually or wear whatever clothes they want? Yes. Technology companies like Google and Facebook are famous for their relaxed dress codes. They aim to create an informal, fun and creative environment.
- Now let's think about the opposite: In which jobs would casual clothes seem strange or inappropriate? Perhaps we could write about doctors, lawyers, teachers or even sales people. We usually expect these people to dress in a smart and professional manner.
I think these examples help us to see that the way employees dress depends on the type of company or job. This is a good way to give a balanced answer.