There are so many obstacles that make an employee stop growing within a company and one of these obstacles is his poor personal presentation in the workplace.
He can be smart and hard-working but he may never get well-deserved attention from his coworkers.
Not knowing him well won’t stop his coworkers from making negative assumptions about him such as “He is not professional”, “He is a negative person”, or “He is a bad team player”.
Despite the employee’s efforts to get along with the team, what his coworkers mean is that he doesn’t follow the personal hygiene standards that would make their life much easier while working in the same team.
Getting along with his coworker's hygiene would send a clear message to his coworkers that he wants to be a part of the team and not against it.
In such a way, all the negative perceptions about the employee will naturally disappear. Don’t you think so?
But that’s not only that.
See below the negative effects of having inappropriate at work and what are the benefits of aligning with the company’s hygiene and appearance standards.
What is personal presentation at work?
A personal presentation is a form of communication that influences coworkers, supervisors, and managers about you as a person and as an employee.
Dressing, behaving, and communicating appropriately with the company’s conduct policy is the way of leaving a good first impression at work.
It’s a way of telling everybody that you want to be helpful to their working environment rather than become a hurdle.
The importance of personal hygiene in the workplace
Effects of inappropriate personal presentation in the workplace
You heard the saying that you have only one chance to make a good impression about yourself.
That’s especially important when you build relationships with coworkers or represent the company meeting clients face to face.
Let’s imagine the following situations where Jerry is our hero:
Which are the most important personal image standards at work?
1. Be well-groomed
To be well-groomed follow the below basic grooming tips:
2. Maintain a healthy image
Another element of personal presentation is a healthy physical appearance.
A healthy look speaks about practicing healthy habits, eating well, and exercising.
This keeps the employee energized and positive.
A healthy employee is more efficient and takes fewer sick leaves.
While on the other side, poor health speaks about an employee as having a weak character. That tells his boss or coworkers that if he can’t take care of his health then he can't take care of the company as well.
3. Maintain good hygiene
4. Show a friendly attitude
Besides maintaining a good workplace personal hygiene and having a pleasant physical look, you must also behave professionally. This means treating your coworkers and clients with a positive and professional attitude:
Your personal presentation at work plays an important role in your career growth.
Maintaining a professional appearance helps your coworkers and your boss perceive you as a valuable employee in the company while your clients perceive you as a helpful and useful professional at his job.