This is my first post.
I'm a HR manager at an IT firm, and recently we have had a new GM. One of the first things he did was introduce that all men in the company must wear a tie and a closed collar (no buttons undone). He says that's the way he's always operated and it increases productivity and professionalism. He even goes as far as to tie ties on men not conforming to the policy, and fixing ties that are not to the top button.
I don't mind wearing a tie at all but colleagues are complaining to me, they have a problem with the, one colleague says they are stupid and useless, and that he likes the fist two buttons of his shirt undone. Although I have informed staff that they look professional. They still show hostility.
Does anyone know how I can defuse the tension in the office and make tie wearing fun? The younger males are playing pranks on each other by pulling each other's ties to mess them up.
Who knew a piece of cloth could cause so much trouble...