I don’t know if you’ve watched the popular TV show Kitchen Nightmares with Gordon Ramsay where Chef Gordon Ramsay hits the road to help struggling restaurants all over the United States turn their luck around. Ramsay examines the problems each establishment faces, from unsanitary refrigerators to lazy or inexperienced staff, and searches for resolutions. And, regardless of the dilemma the restaurant owner is facing, one of the solutions Chef Gordon Ramsay always recommends is for the staff to wear professional, clean and custom made branded uniforms.
Why? Uniforms are the distinctive clothing worn by members of the same organization, and they are all about branding and professionalism. Your team members wearing uniforms sets them apart from the crowd, professionally created uniforms speak to your customers about “who you are as a business” not to mention that your customers will most likely remember your brand in the future as well.
If you are a small business owner who does not yet have a uniform with custom made embroidered logo, and thinking along the lines of “I am a one man show so thus having my own uniform with my own logo won’t make any difference” or “I am a one woman show who already wears a uniform but I don’t think I need a custom embroidered logo” the truth is, even just a T-Shirt with your brand logo will make a HUGE difference in the eye of your customers. Well, maybe not necessary but very highly recommended.
A uniform might seem like a simple step to take for branding and professionalism; however you would be very surprised of the lasting impact that a uniform has on your business performance.
We’ve outlined a few benefits that uniforms can boost the internal and external aspects of your business.
Uniforms Provide Easy Identification
Professional uniforms made with the highest standard quality garments allows an employee to identify themselves before they even speak, this makes it easier for a customer to know who to approach and speak with, especially in a business environment where the employees might be walking amongst the customers.
Uniforms also assist with identification outside of your establishment; perhaps, new opportunity to win over a new customer can arise due to a potential customer that spots an employee wearing a uniform and asks a question, basically, uniforms allows your business to be visible wherever they are worn.
Uniforms Build Loyalty and Unity amongst Employees
As you know a Team that is united, and is constantly supporting each other for the common goal is an important part of any business growth. To maintain a strong internal relationship within the team, uniforms help employees to feel a sense of belonging, and build stronger connection as part of the same group which can foster loyalty and a supportive team environment.
Employees who have an emotional attachment to your brand will likely make more productive contributions because a good team works as a single unit; therefore, all team members wearing the same professional uniforms will help to further unite your staff which in return can improve the performance of your business. Everyone wearing the same or appropriate uniforms will also encourage a more disciplined approach to work and the work environment in which your staff participate in.
Quality Uniforms Help With Brand Awareness
Marketing, advertising and branding works wonders regardless of your business model. Without it, it is basically not possible to neither do business nor grow a business well in to the future. You and I both know that multinational companies spend billions of dollars in advertising, marketing and branding. Take for example “Qantas Airways” of Australia “The Flying Kangaroo” representing our country throughout the globe; can you imagine flight attendants not wearing uniforms?
Although we as small business owners don’t need to spend billions of dollars for branding, the simplest and most cost effective way to brand a business is by wearing branded uniforms.
When your business attire is recognizable it can work as an effective advertising method. The more prospective customers see your staff wearing their uniform the more familiar they will be with your brand. When you have your logo attached to the uniform this is even better, we at Uniforms Made Easy can tailor and deliver competitively priced uniforms for any type of Australian business, and get them delivered straight to your business premises within days.
Brand recognition is one of the key factors for business success, and you want to use all available options that will allow you to build on this truth.
Uniforms Eliminate the Need to Conform To a Dress Code
Just imagine a time when you were going to school and your mum forgot to wash your school uniform, you either had to wear your school uniform again, or your mum had to write a note as to why you were not wearing your school uniform.
From time to time, there will be conflicts surrounding adherence to a dress code in an institution. Many establishments can agree that there are some employees who might violate the dress code, sometimes mistakenly and other times due to protest. Having to deal with such situations can stall productivity not to mention create tension within the work environment. Some companies might decide to enact disciplinary measures since there needs to be a standard dress code and it needs to be upheld. A standardised uniform can help prevent all of these conflicts so that your work environment is harmonious, more organized and productive. Uniformity is a concept that will help to take your business to the next level, and it can start with the garments that your employees wear to work every day.
When you are in search of uniforms, you can rely on the industry experience of Uniforms Made Easy, simply browse through our shop, place an order and we will ship your orders right away.