In the last decade, many companies have adopted “Casual Friday” policies. Typically this means that employees may wear jeans or a short sleeves on Friday, rather than their “Top-Notch,” business apparel. Some companies use Friday as a themed day: everyone wears Hawaiian clothing, sporting apparel, and the same company T-Shirt. But as time has progresses, many companies have seen shifts in their Monday-Thursday apparel. Employees get comfortable with their Friday attire, and slowly lower the standards for the rest of the week. In companies that already have business casual dress code, “Casual Friday” can be pushed to the limit.
Could it be that “Casual Friday” is beginning to have a negative affect on overall workplace dress??