“When I teach my class of college students, themselves arrayed in garb ranging from gaudy to grunge to garbage I say, ‘Why do I wear a suit? Because it’s easy, yes. Because it makes me feel professional, yes. But also because it shows respect. Putting on a suit tells the person I meet with that I value them enough to dress up for them.'”
Yes! Thanks for the pep talk about what attire says to people with whom you meet. I’ve also noticed a positive relationship between attire and student academic performance. I wonder what empirical data exist about this topic? And, does the use of Tablet and other mobile PCs in a classroom fit criteria for part of ones attire?
Silverman, D. What your suit says about you. Published by Harvard Business Publishing, September 24, 2009, 9:52 AM. (Captured December 14, 2009, 2:20 PM.)