These days there's a big emphasis placed on creating casual, relaxed work environments for employees. Often, that includes a more lax dress code with no uniform. That works for some businesses — mostly the giants like Google and Apple. For most others, however, custom uniforms can help create a sense of unity among employees, set their brand apart from others, and make a good impression on customers.
To begin to understand how important team apparel are in the realm of sports, just think for a moment of what it would be like if your favorite team didn’t wear uniforms. What if everyone just showed up in random clothing that had no connection with what teammates were wearing?
Recently, I was watching the film ”Woman of the Year” with Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy (yes, it was in black and white and yes, I do watch films made well before I was born) and it struck me as to how much acceptable workplace apparel has changed since 1942 (yes, 1942, I know I need a life).
There is a lot of discussion around uniforms and their effectiveness in schools and businesses all across our country. Right here in Volusia County the school board instituted a policy requiring all public school students to wear uniforms to school, and from the sound of it the teachers may be next. The benefits of uniform wearing extends far beyond schools. From small businesses to large corporations, many business leaders are hopping on the uniform bandwagon because of it’s proven ability to increase teamwork and employee morale.