Uniforms offer many advantages to companies. One that is often overlooked is team spirit. It is fascinating to watch companies spend millions advocating teamwork and cooperation and then flail with a culture of individualism and competition. Occupational psychologists find that a team minded attitude can begin in the employees’ homes. How? A uniform dress policy, literally.
When employers choose a uniform for employees, they communicate far more than they realize within their corporate culture. Brand pride, workplace identity, and teamwork / egalitarian values. The purpose of corporate culture is to mobilize and unify the entire workforce to carry out with extreme effectiveness the company mission. Uniforms, when chosen well, are an excellent tool to unify your company’s teams.
Brand pride is often where companies stop in their uniform policy. Usually corporate logic goes something like this: “Let’s select uniforms for our entire workforce, so the customer can recognize our staff and hopefully they look okay and support our brand, and cost us little money.” Well-chosen uniforms can be very attractive, enhancing brand pride, while being very affordable. The key is choosing a great uniform supply partner, with a great, stylish selection at great prices.
Best Buy Uniforms is considered by many industry experts as providing excellent quality, style, and selection while maintaining the lowest prices of quality uniform suppliers. As both a manufacturer and supplier from a blue collar town (Pittsburgh), Best Buy Uniforms excels at providing very attractive uniforms and selection at economical prices.
When employees get dressed in uniform during the morning, their subconscious focus shifts to your brand and performance… with a catch. This shift is several times more significant if the uniform is attractive and communicates your brand well. How many employers would pay $6 or $7 a week if employee performance were to increase 10% across all company metrics? Almost no employer would refuse this return on investment. Best Buy Uniforms offers an excellent selection and knowledgeable uniform experts to get your company in the sweet zone: where uniform prices are economical and branding impact is high.
If your brand is communicated well, studies show wearing a brand-supporting uniform will make employees mindful of your corporate policies and mission to the customer. An added benefit is a significant increase in team focus. When everyone on the team is wearing a uniform, aggression between employees decreases significantly and a team mindset ensues. Psychologist say this effect is due to the elimination of social competition in dress (which is rampant from school age onward in social settings) and the fact that employees are literally wearing your brand and values. It is easy to see how uniforms enhance collaboration and teamwork.