Dress-down days push up productivity

Seven in 10 employers believe ‘dress-down’ days have a beneficial effect on employee performance, with more than half believing that formal attire has a negative impact on staff.


According to a survey conducted by UK employment law firm Peninsula, nearly three-quarters (71%) of the employers questioned believed dress-down days resulted in improved employee work performance, compared to just over 50% five years ago.


Peter Done, managing director of Peninsula, said: “Dress-down days in the workplace are proving to be an effective tool for employers to increase productivity in the workplace, and are proving popular with employers and employees alike.


The survey also showed that 88% of staff feel more at ease in casual clothing and 63% finding formal dress codes at work restricting.

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