Work places that have a casual dress code

Posted at 12:34 PM, Jun 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-18 08:53:01-04

To wear a tie or "knot" wear a tie? Put on a dress or wear a T-shirt and jeans? That is the question for many who dress up for work every morning. That is, if you have the choice.

Most work places require people to dress up. However, companies such as Google and Facebook are bucking the trend. As Bob Dylan once sang, 'times are a-changin'.'

One of Google's philosophies: "You can be serious without a suit."  The technology giant encourages its employees to be creative. As Google lists on their website, "Our atmosphere may be casual, but as new ideas emerge in a café line, at a team meeting or at the gym, they are traded, tested and put into practice with dizzying speed – and they may be the launch pad for a new project destined for worldwide use."

AOL has also been leaning more casual these days. Yes, they're still around! According to businessinsurance.org, the company moved their headquarters from Los Angeles to more of a laid back office in Palo Alto, California. 

Add Apple to the list of companies that allow people to dress casual. Apple doesn't usually let people behind the scenes dress down but take a look at these photos that take you inside the company's work space.  

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is well known for his laid back look too. How about Bill Belichick? Both bosses on game-day have no problem wearing jeans and a hoodie. Marc Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, is just fine with wearing a T-shirt too, so how about you?