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Chrm Message From: archanahr Total Posts: 29 Join Date: 06/11/2006
Rank: Executive Post Date: 16/07/2009 14:19:47 Points: 145 Location: United States

Dear friends

A lot of organisations have a dress code in place. I wanted to know about the history of dress code.

Who initiated dress code?

Why was a dress code initiated?

When did the concept of dress code come into being?

Primarily dress code is the responsibility of which department - HR or Marketing?

Which department benefits most from a dress-code?

Is it, that in all organisations only the lower ranks have a dress code? Do the higher ranks also have a dress code?

Any other information on dress code.

Rgds

archana

Chrm Message From: rkuppili Total Posts: 121 Join Date: 06/11/2006  
Rank: Leader Post Date: 16/07/2009 18:24:42 Points: 605 Location: United States

Hi,

Basically a dress code is designed to maintain uniformity in an organization. On the other side, it is also one way to maintain decorum and show professionalism without being too showy and exuberant all workplace. Dress code is an organizational HR policy that is laid seeing into the needs and requirements fo the workforce. Once this is establised, all the departments have to follow the same dress ethics irrespective of the level of hierrarchy. This bebenfits all the departments as it depicts a sense of oneness and dignity. But it just happens that since the front line employees are the ones who are the maximum resource in a company and have to follow this code on a daily basis. In other cases, even the CEO and other C-level executives follow the dress code during some seminars or such events.