The Politics of Personal Appearance in the Workplace

The Politics of Personal Appearance in the Workplace

Workplace coach Howard Ross is back to explore the complex norms that dictate the "acceptability" of tattoos, body piercings and other style decisions at the workplace.

Social norms of "acceptability" often dictate the outfits we wear, or the haircuts we sport, at the office. But the underlying causes for these norms are complex -- cutting across cultures and generations. Workplace coach Howard Ross joins us to explore the the complicated politics of personal appearance at the workplace, and investigate why a simple decision to get a tattoo can shape your reputation within your office.

Guests

Howard Ross

Diversity consultant; Principal, Cook Ross

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