Working Healthy Or Old Business Customs

This year some companies will start “cool biz season” earlier than usual.
“Cool biz season” means that salarymen don’t wear a tie and can wear more casual during the summer season.
This is because it is estimated that there will be a large energy shortage this summer in Japan.
If you will not be able to use AC, you can’t bear a hot meeting room without a window or being in a tall building in which you can’t open any windows.

I always think that we don’t need a tie and suit in every season.
Those clothes are just for old Japanese business customs which include many ceremonious meetings, needless greetings and agreements, etc.

We should rethink and omit the old business customs.
Eventually we will not need any our ties and suits at all.
Moreover “cool biz season” isn’t enough to work healthy.

Which do you choose, working healthy or traditional business customs?

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I live in Kawagoe-city Saitama-prefecture Japan. There are many traditional warehouses in Kawagoe. So many Japanese and the people from overseas come to sightseeing.

18 thoughts on “Working Healthy Or Old Business Customs”

  1. In general, wearing suits give an impression that I suit well your company or your business. In a way, it’s convenient for us. On the other hand, I’m sorry that business prefers a tame expression than an individuality. But, my patience finally should snap in this summer. (;`O´)ノ It’s too hot to work at this office !! 大人も1ケ月夏休み欲しいですね。

  2. Casual wear any day! It helps relax people and they can focus on doing their best work. Instead of looking stiff and getting bogged down with formalities and rituals, people get more creative and think freely. 🙂

  3. Every season should be “cool biz.” My husbnad has always hated the dress shirt & tie–he says men’s fasions haven’t evolved much in the last 100 years. And he’s right. Just the width of the tie, the width of the lapel, the fall of the pants–but men are basically still dressing the same. Uncomfortable and boring!

    1. Your husband is nice.Certainly I saw the pictures of people who love to wear the dress shirt and tie at “the museum”.
      In the past the suit was precious and very expensive.

  4. Interesting post. While I do prefer casual “cool biz” attire, I think there is a fine line between casual chic and just down right sloppy. I’ve seen people who have taken it to a too casual level.

  5. i like smart casual office wear. i think not having a dress code is even easier. You can pretty much pick your attire depending on your mood, the weather and what’s comfortable. 🙂

  6. I think you should wear something which fits the environment and situation. Certainly, it is generally more casual in North America compared to Japan. I have worked in Japan in wore a dark suit and tie everyday which I actually didn’t mind except in the hot Tokyo summers. In Canada, it is typically smart business casual wear.

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