The Challenge of Enforcing Dress Codes in the Workplace

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In most workplaces, there’s some form of dress code. Many restaurants have a complete uniform that employees are required to wear. Offices have a wide range of dress code requirements, from wearing a suit and tie every day to not wearing jeans except on Fridays. Most businesses frown on employees coming to work in fuzzy robes and bunny slippers.

Most of the time, dress codes exist for a reason. Companies with employees who meet with clients want to make sure that the employees make a good (and professional) impression. Companies that are strongly focused on brand want their employees to wear the company logo as much as possible. 
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Make Your Janitor a Safety Expert

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Pop quiz! Who’s the one person in your building that can do more to keep your employees safe than just about anyone else? The janitor! When putting a safety plan into place, be sure you don’t overlook that hard-working person you pass daily in the hall.

So why does the janitor play such a major role in workplace safety? They’re responsible for using the right cleaning chemicals in different situations and for mixing them correctly. They also can be responsible for preventing many other types of hazards in your building, so make sure they’re well trained. Show them where hazards can occur and what they can do to keep them from occurring. Help them think of themselves as safety experts, not just cleaning experts. 
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The Future Is Now: Self-driving Cars

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Imagine your typical Monday. You wake up, shower, dress, and step out the door to head to work. Instead of walking towards your garage, however, you make your way down to the street and check your watch; it’s 7:29am. As the minute ticks over to 7:30am, your car turns the corner and comes to a stop just in front of you, without anyone driving it. You climb in, select your workplace as your destination, and start buttering your breakfast toast as the car begins to pull away. One newspaper article and cup of coffee later, you’ve arrived at the front door of your building. You step out and head inside as your car pilots itself back towards home, waiting for other family members to need a lift. The entire time, the vehicle never requires you to operate any controls, or even be facing the front of the car for that matter.

As you read that story, you probably found yourself experiencing a conflicting mixture of awe, excitement, concern, and fear. The appealing notions of increased productivity or time to relax during your daily commute are tempered by the understandable concern for your own safety. Can I really trust a computer to get me there safely? What if a hacker takes control of my self-driving car? Who’s responsible for an accident when there’s a microchip behind the wheel? 
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Management Consulting Firms and the Challenges They Face

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Management consulting firms exist for one reason: to help organizations improve performance. So, it might sound strange that organizations dedicated to making things better would be facing difficulties doing so. But every business faces challenges, and here are the ones that management consulting firms are saying they’re finding.

The search for good people
Of course it’s not just management consulting firms who are feeling the pinch in this regard — it’s a highly competitive marketplace, so finding the right fit and keeping them around for the long haul is a real challenge. But, there can be no compromise when it comes to finding the best candidates. Settling for anything less is fraught with its own headaches. 
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