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Also, in the case of men "dressing professionally," there is some
evidence that wearing a tie reducing blood flow to the brain and
thereby reduces the brain power a person can apply to their tasks.
I've worked in both types of environments. At one place I worked,
the dress code was so rigid that women could not wear pants and
men couldn't even roll up their shirt sleeves. . . . This paternalism
certainly didn't incease *my* productivity. I was too busy looking
over my shoulder, so I could roll down my shirt sleeves if a manager
happened by. B^>
> Didn't seem to work for IBM...
> From: TECHWR-L
> To: Multiple recipients of list TECHWR-L
> Subject: Re: templates
> Date: Thursday, October 21, 1993 9:51AM
> About dress codes... There is some evidence that the actually DO increase
> productivity. Formal codes may not be needed, but it seems that when
> people dress "professionally" it reminds them that they're there to work...