Coming to Work Comfy
Whale has many ways of allowing its employees to show their individuality and creativity. One of the most obvious (and comfy) ways Whale does this is by allowing its employees to dress casual to work. On a given day, what we wear to work can affect our focus, motivation and what we accomplish. Our culture is very laid back, young and fun and everyone should feel comfortable in his or her choice of outfits whether its leggings, flip-flops, shorts, or t-shirts. Our only exception to the rule is when we have clients visiting the office, then the attire becomes business casual. Most of our work hours take place sitting at a desk and working on a computer so it is important for us to be focused and confident in our seats. By having casual work attire, Whale shows that it cares more about its employees rather than management and that its focus is on the output we produce and our value. One large company that started doing casual workplace attire is Apple. They made casual attire more normal in the everyday workplace and made that dress code standard acceptable in a highly successful, highly productive, cutting-edge company. In today’s work era, it’s less about “I want you to look a part of the company” and more about “I want you to do great work”. Our work is always completed no matter what we wear, so why not wear what we are happiest in?