Business Week Online
January 9, 2001
By Karen E. Klein
Smart Answers Section


Sure, dress codes are more relaxed. But that doesn't mean a good manager tolerates employees who look like disco denizens or refugees from a biker beer blast.

Q: Does what an employee is allowed to wear in the office affect their attitude toward work? I am trying to develop a dress code.
---- Marilyn Herrera, Dallas
A: There has long been an established correlation between dress and the way people feel and behave, and how others react to them. Experts say changes in appearance can modify a person's actions and attitudes -- and definitely alter how other people perceive them.......
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