The Meeting to Win Agenda that is delivered to subscribers on February 25th addresses Professional Image in regards to appearance. A colleague who knew about this Professional Image series forwarded us an article, UBS relaxing dress code, which set underwear standards. I had a colleague on our HR team at a previous employer who wrote the funniest dress code policy. I wish I would have saved it. He even went so far as to suggest “no white shoes after Labor Day”. People’s choices in the workplace create a never-ending list of “don’ts” for an HR team to address. This is part of the joy of working with people.
As we continue down the path of Professional Image in our sales team meeting topic series, we wanted to share this article and challenge you and your team. The truth is that our image does impact our performance whether we like it or not.
Ask your team members to share their own image standards in the workplace. What is on their list of “dos” and their list of “don’ts”? As a team, set your team’s standards together. You can even have some fun with this!