Office dress code: How much liberty should be given?
Steve Jobs, the man who led probably one of the most successful tech companies, did it wearing turtleneck sweaters, faded straight jeans and black trainers. Not even during product launches or during his memorable graduation speeches was he suited up. On a trip to Japan in the early 1980s, Jobs asked the then Sony chairman why the company’s employees wore uniforms. In his autobiography by Walter Isaacson, Jobs details the chairman’s reaction. “He looked ashamed and told me that after the war, no one had any clothes and companies like Sony had to give their workers something to wear each day. Over the years it developed into a signature style and had become a way of bonding the workers to their company.”
In the coporate world, employees are required to suit up. Net photo