Corporate Grooming Tips

The biggest difference between corporate grooming and personal grooming boils down to this – are you focusing on the image of your company or yourself? If your focus is on self, then you are likely to be talking about personal grooming. If you are more concerned about the organisational branding, then corporate grooming is the way forward.

After all, mention corporate grooming and one immediately links it to dressing appropriately for the workplace. 

But if you think corporate grooming is only for the large MNCs, think again. Even small and medium sized enterprises should pay heed to it as it does speak volumes of who you are and how you do things.

Let me now you some handy tips on how to get ace your corporate grooming in today’s blog post.

People have asked me if corporate grooming means having to get the staff to wear some sort of uniform? Well, wearing something similar or a uniform (for lack of a better word) gives one a sense of belonging. It really depends on the nature of the industry. In professions like sales (manning product counters) or hospitality industries (hotels) or healthcare (hospitals), staff don a similar coloured attire.

While many will argue that wanting to create a corporate identity goes beyond the clothes, starting with the clothes may be the least intrusive of them all. After all, many of us (even if you hate to admit it) are stuck in a style rut. This means time has almost stood still for you. You are like a lost relic, entrapped in a time capsule from eons ago. While some may ask what’s wrong with this? Well…there’s nothing very wrong except you will be labeled as outdated. Being more specific, being stuck in a style rut means wearing the same styles over the decades, without even wanting to experiment with newer cuts, designs or colours. 

If you have had challenges deciding what to wear on Mondays to Fridays, then let that uniform take away all your worries.

Now that you have one less issue to worry about, what you focus on is your appearance and attire. By appearance, I am referring to your hair and makeup (for ladies). I’ve come up with a handy checklist.
 
1. Hair – Bunned up or neatly tied up?
2. Makeup – Too much or no makeup?
3. Accessories – Remember, less is more. Also, do check company policy to see what accessories are allowed.
4. Clothes – How to choose styles that flatter you and exemplify your personality/
5. Shoes – Are they neat and presentable? Or soiled and dirty?
 
If you need help, enlist mine today!  

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