How you dress can actually improve work performance - here's why
Every morning, when we dress ourselves, there are a number of factors that influence what we choose to wear.
These could include the people we are going to see, the events we are going to attend and the tasks we may have to undertake. Each event, task or group of people has a different set of dress requirements.
One of the most common events we dress for, is work.
While some people may find choosing the perfect outfit for work a simple task, for others it can cause undue stress - fretting about what is appropriate, professional, comfortable and most importantly, currently clean.
What if I told you there is a simple way to make this morning stress disappear?
There is - uniforms.
And it’s not only the morning routine that uniforms can benefit. Wearing a uniform to work can positively affect thought processes all day, in many ways...
1. Gives you a role to fill
Wearing a uniform clearly denotes the role you have within an organisation and therefore serves as a constant reminder of the responsibilities that accompany your position. It requires that you live up to the standards of the organisation you are so clearly representing. Putting on a uniform may change the way you hold yourself, the way you conduct yourself or your self-perceived level of ability.
2. Reduces decision fatigue
Every decision we make in the day, no matter how big or small takes a certain amount of brain power. The more decisions you make, the more likely you are to experience decision fatigue.
If you don't have a uniform you can put on without thinking in the morning, you're immediately using up valuable brain power on something as small as choosing an outfit. Avoiding this one small decision everyday might help you to save your energy for more important business related decisions.
3. Increases abstract thinking capability
For those working in corporate environments, wearing formal business attire can be especially helpful as it increases abstract thinking - an important aspect of creativity and long-term strategizing.
Wearing formal business attire is related to feelings of power which are thought to increase abstract thinking.
4. Encourages positive perceptions
When people don’t know you, they don’t have much to judge your ability on - aside from looks.
As a result, people often judge others by what they are wearing.
Judgments will generally be more favourable when the image they are presented with matches their preconceived notion of what that person should look like, eg. a surgeon wearing scrubs.
5. Improves self belief and capability
Uniforms can instill you with the confidence you need to get a certain job done.
For example, when putting on a uniform a soldier may feel that they now have the confidence to fight on a battlefield, or for a surgeon, putting on scrubs may be the signal for their brain that it is time to focus so they can successfully perform an operation.
In certain situations, uniform can shape identity almost entirely.
If you're looking to update your wardrobe for yourself or a whole company, we can help you with that. Scroll down below to either learn more about the process or jump right in and start browsing.
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Let's be clear, what you want is to attract customers/clients/members/etc. What you don't want is to attract irrelevant people (who will waste your time & resources).
Remember, just as you are always looking for your ideal customer/client/member/etc, they are also looking for their ideal brand.
This is why it's important to refine your visual look (uniforms & merchandise). You want to let people know what sort of brand you are at a glance - attention is fleeting.
To do this well, you need to know what your brand is all about & the type of customer you want to attract…
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House of Uniforms
We help people create uniforms & merchandise for their brands
Since 2004, our team of dedicated fashion designers, graphic designers, branding consultants, sewers, printers, embroiderers & customer service officers have been working with brands (big & small) to create eye-catching uniforms & merchandise.
We take this seriously. Our Guarantee ensures our dedicated customer service team will help you find the products you need. They’ll also make it as simple & enjoyable as possible.
Your brand is in safe hands. Our customer service & production teams are all under the one roof, working together to make decisions & solve problems, creating over 80,000 branded garments annually.
We love to talk about brand aspirations & goals. What’s your brand about? What are you imagining? We'd love to discuss your vision. When you're ready, get in touch.
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Uniforms, merchandise & branding shapes your reputation. We understand this, which is why we promise the following…
In both our online guides or in person, we'll discuss with you :
- Brand identity & values
- The purpose of the product
- Functionality requirements
- Your team demographic
- Sizes, colours & styles
- Branding options & opportunities
- Timelines & due dates
- Ongoing availability requirements
- & much more
We aim to ensure that when you receive your order everything is as perfect & fabulous as possible.
Very occasionally "Life" has other ideas which is why we promise the following:
House of Uniforms will fulfill any & all obligations as per Australian Consumer Law regarding faulty items.
If there’s an issue with any of the items you purchase from us, we will do what we can to deal with the problem quickly & effectively.
If it’s our mistake we will remedy the issue as quickly as possible, if it’s your mistake we will try to help you remedy it as cheaply as possible.
Obviously, we need you to do your part & check all quotes, artwork & samples carefully before approving your order because, unfortunately, there are limits to the help we can offer if you’ve made a mistake.
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