To connect with employees, Infosys does away with dress code

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In an attempt to engage better with its employees and make for friendly atmosphere, Infosys has done away with the dress code starting 1 June.

It means those there can come to office wearing jeans and casual clothes on all working days, instead of just Fridays.

This is the latest in a series of moves by Infosys chief executive officer Vishal Sikka to connect better with employees and arrest attrition.

The organisation has sent an email to all employees regarding this development last week. “From Monday, 1 June, you can flaunt your smart business casuals all week long! This was a change that many of you had voiced and requested on various platforms, so we excited that it is official now!” the mail said.

The company believes that each of its employees is empowered to make the right decision regarding dress code. Culture-wise, this move has much significance considering a majority of Infosys employees are in their twenties, fresh out of college.

Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka always wears a black t-shirt with a jacket in comparison to the previous leadership who often wore Infosys monogrammed shirts for important events such as results and media interactions.

Last year, Sikka relaxed the company’s long-held rule that said employees needed to wear ties after there were demands to scrap this rule.

Infosys’ rivals, such as TCSBSE and Wipro allow employees to wear casuals only on Fridays, whikle Cognisant relaxed the dress code a couple of years ago.

 

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