Office Attire Poll: What Is Your Office Style?

by Rachel Yeomans | August 17th, 2009   

As of late July, I sent out a poll through my LinkedIn profile asking my network of friends and colleagues what they personally preferred as the ideal office dress code. Here’s what I received so far.

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Here are the results:

* Business Suit – 13%

* Slacks and Blouse/Collared Shirt – 20%

* Clean Jeans and Blouse/Collared Shirt – 6%

* Dress Code Has No Effect on Productivity – 20%

* Business Casual with Casual Friday’s – 40%

Looking at the roles of the respondents, here’s what the results came out to be.

* Business Suit – N/A

* Slacks and Blouse/Collared Shirt – 50% response by Management & 14% by Other

* Clean Jeans and Blouse/Collared Shirt – 14% by Other

* Dress Code Has No Effect on Productivity – 100% by Owner and 29% by Other

* Business Casual with Casual Friday’s – 50% by Management and 43% by Other

Regarding company size, here’s what came back.

* Business Suit – N/A

* Slacks and Blouse/Collared Shirt – N/A

* Clean Jeans and Blouse/Collared Shirt – N/A

* Dress Code Has No Effect on Productivity – 100% by both Large & Small businesses

* Business Casual with Casual Friday’s – 100% by Enterprise business

Here’s what the job function response results include.

* Business Suit – N/A

* Slacks and Blouse/Collared Shirt – 50% by Business Development & 25% in Consulting

* Clean Jeans and Blouse/Collared Shirt – 50% by Business Development

* Dress Code Has No Effect on Productivity – 100% by Marketing

* Business Casual with Casual Friday’s – N/A

What was the gender ratio of our respondents?

* Business Suit – N/A

* Slacks and Blouse/Collared Shirt – 14% Female

* Clean Jeans and Blouse/Collared Shirt – 14% Female

* Dress Code Has No Effect on Productivity – 29% Female & 50% Male

* Business Casual with Casual Friday’s – 43% Female & 50% Male

And finally, what was the the average age of our respondents?

* Business Suit – 25% 25-34

* Slacks and Blouse/Collared Shirt – 33% 35-54

* Clean Jeans and Blouse/Collared Shirt – 33% 18-24

* Dress Code Has No Effect on Productivity – 33% 18-24; 24% 25-34; 33% 35-54

* Business Casual with Casual Friday’s – 34% 18-34; 50% 25-34; 34% 35-54

Thank you everyone for your feedback!

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