PREVIEW: Ditching The Formal Dress Code


More companies are ditching the formal dress code. 

Even Wall Street titan Goldman Sachs announced this month that employees can dress more casually, a move that was once considered unimaginable. KELOLAND’s Casey Wonnenberg is looking into this trend in a series of stories today. 

Casey Wonneberg: I’ve noticed the trend even in TV news since I started in the business 13 years ago. When I first started, I always wore suits. Now that’s not always the case.

“There’s an assumption that if you dress more casual, you’re more relaxed and you don’t work as hard. When you’re more formal, it’s a more prim and proper workplace. I’ve found it to be the absolute opposite. When employees are more casual in what they’re wearing and how they feel in their dress, they’re more productive,” Sioux Falls Mayor Paul TenHaken said.

Coming up on Tuesday’s Eye on KELOLAND at 10 hear from a local company that embraces a business casual dress code. Also, we’ll visit an area boutique to get some tips in dressing for today’s business world. 

We’d also like to hear from you. Are you allowed to wear blue jeans to work? You can take part in this poll on our KELOLAND News Facebook page.

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