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HP slaps dress code on R&D geeks: Bin that T-shirt, put on this tie

Richard 12 Silver badge

Re: Bah!

Look around.

A lot of businesses have collapsed when their core expert(s) left.

Most medium-sized and small business units have many employees who are extremely difficult to replace, and a few groups who simply cannot be replaced quickly enough to save their projects.

If those projects are a significant proportion of revenue, the business often fails.

While no one person should be irreplaceable, groups often are.

Changes to company policy - esp. dress code - are often the most effective way of alienating a group. Especially when the group is close-knit and highly effective.

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