Altman Corporation’s Dress Code: Collaborative Policy Revision
The importance of a dress code in an organization varies from one profession to the other. Companies such as Altman Corporation and other large firms with diverse workforces need to adapt to an appropriate dressing code. Currently, Altman Corporation executives have emphasized professional attire in their business premises. Nevertheless, the company strives to be trendy, as seen from the company’s staff dress code. As such, it is observed that Altman staff members dress in business suits, jeans, and trendy t-shirts. Lately, there have been complaints raised by their clients over the company’s unprofessional dress code. To address these complaints, the company ordered the establishment of new dress code policies to be developed. The drafting of the dress code policy was assigned to the communication manager. However, after the completion of the dress code policies, the company’s vice president was not pleased by the report. In this regard, he instructed the team to review and revise the initial draft of the policy.
Altman Corporation comprises a diverse workforce consisting of executives, PR Representatives, designers, and student interns. As a result, several factors should be considered during the formulation of the companies policies. Among these factors considered are professionalism, clients targeted, and the employers’ or employees’ rights. Based on these facts, we made the appropriate revisions to the new dress code policies formulated by the communication manager.
Based on several professions in the company, several policies were articulated by the communication manager. To start with, dress code policies assert that seams on all clothing must be finished and that all clothes torn, ripped, or frayed should be avoided. With these principles, staff members should avoid wearing worn-out and unrepaired clothes as these do not only display a negative image of the company but also on the workforce.
Another major dress code asserted by the dress code policies is the abolition of all dress codes deemed unsuitable for a marketing and PR firm. Among these policies adopted by the dress code policies were the abolition of miniskirts, bib overalls, sweat pants, exercise pants, yoga pants, shorts, leggings, and other inappropriate attire. Since most of our employees’ tasks involve interaction with prospects, clients, and business partners, there was a need to maintain a professional image. Thus, this was done through the adoption of these policies.
In respect to the company’s etiquette, several policies were formulated to improve on the company’s impression and judgments, based on how the staff members dress. Among these policies formulated are the elimination of inappropriate or excessive jewelry, political t-shirts, showy athletic shoes, flashy thongs, ostentatious slippers, and clothing free from distracting words or logos. During our revision, our team found out that some of the proposed policies were too offensive. Hence, they should not be established. Some of these policies included the abolition of flashy tongs and other clothing considered private. As such, individuals could not clearly differentiate flashy dressings from other dressings as their definitions were found to be subjective.