By Koh Wanzi
Dressing well is all about the image. Company-wide dress codes often provide useful ways for companies to project a desired image, keep up with norms in the industry or enforce professional consistency in employees’ sartorial choices.
Walmart moved in September to change its dress code policy to require employees to don collared shirts and khaki pants, sparking an outcry among the ranks of its 1.3 million US employees.
The world’s largest retailer serves as a test case for companies considering similar moves, according to Deborah Weinstein, a lecturer in legal studies and business ethics at Wharton. And with some employees complaining that they cannot afford to adhere to the new dress code because of their meagre pay, Walmart has come under a hailstorm of publicity for its decision, providing lessons for other employers to draw from. (Read More Here!)