Is it any wonder that Millennials entering the workforce in droves this fall will often choose to wear clothing so inappropriate as to be sent home to change? Look at their role models: super-geek gazillionaire internet start-up kings who often look as though they just rolled out of bed for the New York Times photo op. “If Mark Zuckerberg (CEO of Facebook) can wear baggy jeans and Addidas sandals, all the way to the bank, why not me?” think many a young professional.
This problem is so pervasive, I entitled my seminar series on managing the Millennial generation "From Flip-Flops to Fully Functional." People instantly get the visual – young, enthusiastic, bright people who undermine themselves by wearing beachwear to the office. My advice to managers is, don’t tolerate it, and to twenty-somethings, don’t even think about it.
Here are seven reasons why companies should reconsider their business casual policy:
Gretchen Neels is President of Neels & Company, Strategic Business Communication, a Boston-based firm that helps inprove individual and organizational performance through consulting and soft-skills training.
Additional Top7Business Articles from the Management-Tips Category:
Article Submitted On: August 07, 2007
Want To Read More Expert Business Articles Like This?
Join The Free Top7Business Email Alert Today:
© 1998 - Top7Business.com. All Rights Reserved Worldwide.
Reproduction without permission prohibited.