Case Incident I: Dressing for Success
Q.1 Do you think Ankita had a right to be offended? Why or why not? Ans: Ankita had no right to be offended. She rebuked and was not allowed to attend such an internal meeting, I think it is not appropriate. The older colleague could understand her that was not right dress for the company and she should not attire such dress another time. The colleague could allow him in such internal meeting for first time. As a survey conducted at iimjobs.com “Dressing for Success at Workplace” in August 2009 unveiled that a vast majority (83% of 2700 MBA Graduates) preferred business casuals to be the standard office dress and promotions also depends on it. Q.2 In explaining why she was offended, Ankita argued, “People my age are taught to express themselves and saying something negative about someone’s fashion is saying something negative about them”. Do you agree with Ankita? Ans: Of course, I think a person’s dressing is one of the indicator of his personality. So, saying something negative about someone’s fashion is saying negative about them. Q.3 Does an employer have an unfettered right to set a company’s dress code? Why or why not? Ans: Of course, the employer have an unfettered right to set a company’s dress code although I think that the employer should consider many more factors (such as belief, values of employees) before setting a dress code.
A distinct dress code make a company distinct which help the company to maintain brand retention and loyalty. Q.4 How far would you go to conform to an organization’s dress code? If your boss dressed in a relatively formal manner, would you feel compelled to dress in a like manner to manage impressions? Ans: I will be highly conformed to an organization’s dress code. There is no alternative of ingratiation to manage the impression of boss, so I will follow all the ways (except unethical) to ingratiate the boss. If my boss is dressed in s relatively formal manner, I will try to follow...
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