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WORKING: Dress 'Code'

August 26, 2013 3:39am (EDT)
(Photo Courtesy of Martin Boulanger via stock.xchng.)
(Photo Courtesy of Martin Boulanger via stock.xchng.)

Next time you’re in your closet looking for something to wear to work, you might want to consider what your boss wears.

Seriously.

“When you look up to the CEO or even your boss, the way they dress is sending a couple of really important messages,” says Brandon Smith, a workplace consultant, career coach and business professor.

“It’s first telling you, ‘here’s what I expect of the culture of the place, the formality or informality.’ They also are signaling to us what they want the brand or the image of the organization to be,” Smith says.

He explains why organizational leaders are paying attention to your style and what you risk if you don’t pay attention yourself on this week’s Working on GPB Radio.

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