I saw a tweet that some managers were considering a dress code for people working from home. They thought a dress code would help people be more productive. Some of the replies to this tweet were colourful, to say the least.

From the manager’s point of view, it seemed they believed that productivity is down. There are dozens of variables that contribute to productivity. What someone is wearing is likely minor in comparison to things like the uncertainty in the world today.

It’s normal to want to address the issues which feel safer to you. However, if you’re going to help people feel productive, then look for the problems which give you the most anxiety when you think about them. Doing something about those problems is likely going to make the biggest difference for your team.

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