Melissa Sanchez is the VP of HR for Company XYZ. She has worked for Company XYZ for 10 years. She wants to change the “uptight and conservative” culture of the organization because of the new Millennials who will be joining the workforce. Ultimately, she would like to make Company XYZ more attractable. Productivity levels have been stagnating over the past 5 years. She has a conversation with the COO and he supports her overall plan. Melissa explains to the COO that the dress code needs to be modified. The COO exclaims, “But we are a valued organization and we need to be presentable to all of our clients.” Melissa understands his point but also understands that it is time for change. Based on her experiences and training, Millennials like flexible schedules, a lot of autonomy, and a progressive and liberal work environment. The current dress code is business casual and Melissa feels that a more moderate and comfortable dress code is more desirable for new and existing employees. As a matter of fact, it comes up on every annual Employee Job Satisfaction survey. The COO asks her to evaluate the implications of the dress code change for tomorrow’s executive meeting. She agrees and starts to prepare.
Melissa decides to call her old college HRM Professor and discuss this idea of changing the dress code. Her open-minded college professor understands the importance of changing old norms and adapting to contemporary standards. He explains, “Employees have the potential of being more productive if they feel more comfortable while at work.” Melissa thanks him for his time and decides to consider all feasible options.
Drawing on the material in the background readings and doing additional research, please prepare a 2-4 page paper (not including the cover and reference pages) in which you thoroughly answer the following questions (your paper should be in essay format where you address these questions in your essay):
Case Study Questions
Your paper will be evaluated on the following points:
Case Study Special SLP Assignment
Please do some additional research regarding the pros and cons to allowing a more liberal and lax dress code policy in the workforce. Create a 15-20 slide PowerPoint presentation that illustrates whether or not you will change the policy and what the implications, policies, and/or procedures are. You will use this presentation when you meet with the executive team of the organization to discuss your findings, recommendations, and final decision.
Once you have completed the PowerPoint presentation, you will use "Record Narration" to record your presentation using a microphone. Your presentation should be at least 5 minutes long.
You will be particularly assessed on:
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