Concentration is the secret of strength in politics, in war, in trade, in short, in all the management of human affairs.— Ralph Waldo Emerson
Being well dress does have a profound effect on how you are perceived in the workplace and on the way you are considered when opportunities of type arise. So, here are a few starter thoughts regarding workplace dress and appearance.
You are not dressing for a job interview. Your are dressing for success, which means you are dressing to have an advantage in the everyday competition of the workplace.
The packaging does matter; being well dressed can improve your success because:
- You will feel more prepared for the workday
- Being well-dressed projects more power and authority
- It can help your appearance/presences by offsetting the losses of youthful physical attributes as you age.
Think of your office suit or outfit as a uniform, and treat as one. Always clean, wrinkle free, and well cared for…etc.
Color matters: your daily dress should project
- And respect for the companies’ dress code and, if visiting a client, the client’s dress code and expectations
Impressions do matter; subliminally, as well as in direct relationship to the respect, consideration, and treatment you receive from others.
A book is meant to be read from beginning to end but it’s best understood from end to beginning—Winston Church
When all is done, the help of good counsel is that which setteth business straight.— Francis Bacon
The wise man will commit no business of importance to a proxy when he may do it himself.— Roger L’Estrange
The more business a man has to do, the more he is able to accomplish; for he learns to economize his time.— Judge Hale
Punctuality is the soul of business.— Proverb