How the pandemic changed what it means to look ‘professional’ at work

“The pandemic has changed the definition of work attire and seems to imply different meanings when it comes to the pressures felt by men and women.”

Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies

It’s been over a year since many of us were instructed to grab our office essentials and move to work from our homes. A large part of working from home is the necessity of spending hours in virtual meetings, looking at each other in little boxes and being “on camera” frequently, which was foreign and often uncomfortable for many. This paradigm shift has brought some significant changes to the accepted definition of business casual and grooming standards. Insights say that norms are relaxing. That said, according to this article written by Kathleen Davis for FASTCOMAPANY, some data suggests that women are reacting differently from men to the new norms and feeling pressure to look professional despite the changes. This article and the latest episode of Davis and her colleague’s podcast go into depth on this interesting topic.    

Read More

Learn more about Chicago Voice & Data

Share the Post: