Some people claim that workers should wear uniforms. Others allege that people should be free in their choice. Discuss both opinions, and give your own opinion.
IELTS: 40 minutes, 250 words at least.
PTE: 20 minutes, 200 to 300 words.
Introduction: (Introduce the topic while MENTIONING the reasons for each view. Reserve your opinion for the conclusion)
There is a heated debate on whether workers should wear uniforms or not. While supporters of the uniform claim that this increases productivity and team spirit of workers, the opponents believe this not only violates their freedom of choice but also creates a segregation from management leading to social inequality.
Body Paragraph 1: (Reason supporting uniforms)
Researchers have proven that workers perform better in an organized atmosphere. A uniform is one of the greatest symbols of such an environment. Workers with uniform see other workers as team members and are more likely to assist each other in completing tasks. On the other hand, employees without a dress code are not only more unorganized in operations but also more individualistic. This hampers individual, team, and organizational productivity.
Body Paragraph 2: (Reason opposing uniforms)
On the other hand, many people believe that enforcing a dress code violates the workers’ freedom of choice. Not allowing workers to wear clothes according to their choice unnecessarily shifts focus from work to a dress code. This hampers organizational performance.
Body Paragraph 3: (Reason opposing uniforms)
Moreover, a dress code creates a segregation between management and the workforce. Some people view this as social inequality between the two classes. They believe that this is often the source of economic inequality and worker exploitation. For instance, a dress code in Maruti Suzuki became a source of unity for workers during the 2016 strike against management’s autocratic policies.
Conclusion: (Conclude with your opinion)
Despite strong arguments by proponents of both opinions, I believe that dress codes cannot be implemented without understanding the nature of an activity. While dress codes should be mandatory for construction workers for safety reasons and for store workers to give better service, these are not required in a technology or newspaper business. Judicious implementation of this idea is important to prevent any unnecessary discords.
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