It was, at least at one point, tradition not to wear white after Labour Day. As the unofficial last weekend of the summer approaches, does that mean traditionally-minded people should put away their white clothing for the next few seasons? Or do clothing trends and traditions even matter? At work, a recent survey found they really do matter.
The report from digital media company Captivate Network examined office attire and found that what white-collar workers consider acceptable and distracting varies by demographic factors include age, gender and professional status. The findings are based on responses from more than 600 white-collar workers in North America.
“Our survey results show that office attire can be a major distraction for some employees,” said Mike DiFranza, president of Captivate Network, in a statement. “Companies must navigate the shifting definition of what’s acceptable to wear in the workplace to minimize distractions without turning employees off with overly stringent policies.”
A breakdown of results follows and includes the percentage of workers who reported seeing an item worn or shown in the office; who finds it acceptable; and who finds it distracting.
Men in shorts
Men in flip-flops
Women in flip-flops
Excerpted article from ILSTV