It's interesting how the news oftentimes comes in themes. Bloggers do this as well. So do newspapers. Maybe it's because we all cover the same news.
Here's what caught my eye this morning:
Fast Company Blog covers how McDonald's is combatting their current wardrobe malfunction by spending 80 million dollars on new, hipper uniforms for it's employees...
Will McDonald's staffers lose the attitude if they're dressed in hip baggy pants and hoodies instead of dismal perma-press duds? That's an $80M experiment the company says it's now willing to make. This week's Advertising Age reports that Steve Stoute, a former music executive, has been chosen to connect McDonald's with designers for a total image makeover. Among the names bandied about: Russell Simmons, Tommy Hilfiger, and P. Diddy. To read more, click here
Then, over at PSFK, they mention the USA Today article that covers the re-clothing of flight attendants...
According to the USA Today, "Airlines are betting millions that Fifth Avenue or Paris style can help them stand apart from frumpy rivals, or present a fresh, cohesive image after a merger or restructuring." 6 airlines are revamping their uniforms. "Whether cutting-edge styles can eventually boost the airlines' bottom lines remains to be seen..." To read more, click here.
Both blogs offer their own critique on how dressing up the outside of a person may help the inside of one perform better. I think it's always nice to get new clothes and I feel a little more confident when my clothes seem to be in fashion (like when someone says to you, "Hey nice shirt. Too bad you couldn't find it in your size but if you wait a couple of decades it might come back in style!").
My only complaint is I'd like to see McDonald's invest in a cheaper Big Mac.