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More and more companies [around / about] the world are telling staff they do not need to wear a suit and tie. In the last [centurion / century] , most business people and office workers [had / have] to wear business clothes. In today's world, that is becoming less [importance / important] . Companies now want their workers to dress in a more [casually / casual] way. This is to make staff [feel / felt] more relaxed, so they work harder. The latest international company to [slow / relax] its dress code is the investment bank Goldman Sachs. It said its staff could [choice / choose] not to wear a suit, but asked employees to "exercise good judgment" in deciding [how / what] to dress for work. It said the shift was due to "the changing nature of workplaces generally [in / per] favor of a more casual environment."

Many people [on / in] business think more casual dress is not a good thing. Justin Urquhart Stewart, [founder / finder] of the investment company 7IM, said not wearing a suit and tie could give a bad [impressive / impression] to clients and customers. He said: "You're looking [before / after] people's money, so you should behave and dress [respectfully / respect] . I would not expect to hand [over / under] my pension to someone in jeans, loafers and a football shirt. It may be old-fashioned but I think it would [being / be] dangerous for a business to do that." He added: "If you let people dress sloppily, that is how your [brand / bland] will be perceived." Many companies, like Google and Amazon, allow their staff to [dress / dressing] casually and wear jeans and T-shirts to [that / the] office.

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