According to a survey conducted by Harris Interactive for Gillete in 2009, 84% of 500 human resource professionals agree that well-groomed employees climb the corporate ladder faster than those who are not well-groomed.
Harvard Business School’s studied “Power Posing” and found that subjects who sit or stand in a powerful position not only give the appearance of strength, they psychologically feel more powerful, successful and in charge.
Rick Wilson of Rice University studied “Fiscal Attraction” and measured the effects of good looks on the success of the subjects. Respondents stated that those who smile are considered more trustworthy than those that do not.
According to a study conducted by global consulting firm, Watson Wyatt, in 2003, companies that openly promote civility among employees earn 30% more revenue than their competitors.