Is what you wear important when you work from home?
When you work from home it can be quite liberating to not have to get dressed in a particular way for your ‘work’. Whether you have abandoned a suit or uniform from your previous employed role, when you work from home there are no regulations or restrictions on what to wear – a real bonus right?
There are of course some advantages to not having to get dressed up for work, whether it be cost saving (tailored suits, dry cleaning..) and from the comfort aspect (who wants to sit in a suit all day anyway), but this doesn’t mean there are hundreds of home workers slopping around in their PJ’s until noon! Most people who work from home will agree that it is important to still maintain a level of personal care and appearance as if you were actually going to a work place. This can have a real affect on your professional mindset too. By dressing for ‘work’ your whole mindset is different and this will really show to those who you are speaking with on the telephone or corresponding with.
There is also the confidence aspect; we all feel better when we are looking good don’t we?
It’s a good idea to see yourself and your work area from the perspective of other people – what would your peers think if they could see you in your home office/work area?
Food for thought…would love to hear your views, so please comment below.