Monday poll: Does dress code affect performance?

Agencies have different approaches to dress code. Some are suited-and-booted all the time. Others prefer business casual in the office, but require suits for client meetings. And some have a dress-down policy all the time, even when meeting clients.

But does dress code affect your performance? Are you more ‘creative’ when in jeans and a t-shirt? Or more ‘professional’ when in a suit? Does it help you command respect? Or are you more approachable in business casual? Does it matter? Do clients care?

So does dress code affect performance? And if so, how?

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