As President Abraham Lincoln once famously said, “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” Similarly, a business divided upon itself cannot succeed. Successful companies all have several things in common, not the least of which is a happy, productive workforce – employees working together for the good of the company. Creating such a cohesive atmosphere can be accomplished several ways, including the use employee uniforms.
How Uniforms Impact Performance
Uniforms Foster a Sense of Teamwork, Boost Productivity
Uniforms are an outward symbol of the teamwork companies hope their employees display. But on top of that, uniforms can also be a great sense of pride. Just think about a sports team – any sports team. Uniforms are not just a way to distinguish one team from the other. Being a part of the team – wearing the uniform – is a privilege and one that your employees will not take lightly. This sense of pride in one’s work can translate into higher performance levels and increased productivity.
According to “Ipsos Global @dvisory Reuters / Ipsos Poll Workplace Attire July 2010,” 55% of workers believe someone wearing a uniform is more productive.
“The driving force seems to be that happier workers use the time they have more effectively, increasing the pace at which they can work without sacrificing quality,” explains Dr Daniel Sgroi from the Department of Economics at the University of Warwick.
Uniforms Increase Credibility, Professionalism
Uniforms instantly establish authority and let your customers know where they can turn for service. But more than that, uniforms instill confidence in your customers. According to a 2000 UTSA sponsored a study conducted by J.D. Power and Associates 40.28% of people believe uniformed employees are more knowledgeable than those not in uniform.
Uniforms are also a great way to show your employees that you believe in them. A uniform is a clear message to your employees indicating you have entrusted them with your business.
“When employees feel that the company takes their interest to heart, then the employees will take company interests to heart,” says Dr. Nelson, a clinical psychologist, bestselling author and business trial consultant.
Uniform Rental with Lord Baltimore
For over thirty years, Lord Baltimore has provided uniform rental services throughout Washington DC, Delaware, Northern Virginia, Southern Pennsylvania, and Maryland. Our high level of customer service, coupled with our affordable prices has made us the go-to linen provider for businesses in the area. We offer our customers an alternative to the high volume corporate commercial laundries that are all too often big on volume but short on service.
To learn more about how Uniform Rental can help improve your business, please contact Joe Bateman at Lord Baltimore by calling 800-292-1224 or visit LordBaltimoreUniform.com. We also handle towel rental for gyms and salons; apron, towels, uniforms and mats for restaurants; and uniform, shop towel, fender cover and mat rental for manufacturing and automotive industries.