New Employee Ponders Her Office Dress Code in Regards to the Industry and her Demographic

by Rachel Yeomans | November 6th, 2009

My recent incursion into the workforce has rendered me confused as to what exactly constitutes business attire in architecture. With no enforced dress code, the firm I have been working for in the past months continues to surprise me each week, with its similarity to the casualness of a Silicon Valley start-up (though, with the… Read more…

Japanese Bank Nomura’s Office Linguistics and Dress Code Shows Up Cultural Divide

by Rachel Yeomans | October 22nd, 2009

Which suit to wear to work? Not ‘the one of lustrous material,’ says Japanese bank. A year after successfully snapping up some of the juicier fragments of the fallen Lehman Brothers, Nomura has demonstrated how teething troubles can sometimes persist in otherwise happy international mergers. In this case, linguistically. In a recent e-mail circulated to… Read more…