Requiring uniforms in schools has been a subject of debate in America for decades; today 20% of public schools require uniforms. Many Americans find this repugnant because it mutes personal expression, further reinforcing the notion that people are standardized factory workers instead of creative individuals, as well as an implication that your unique style is unimportant or de-valued. As Banksy says, “The creative adult is the child who survived,” and uniforms are yet another way in which the creative child is killed.
Surveys of students in those schools, however, reveal that more than half are happy to have the uniforms, naming a variety of benefits, and say it doesn’t prevent them from personal expression.
There are indeed benefits that Americans ought to prize. For example, it removes class-culture. With a uniform, you cannot tell from visual inspection how much money you have, what family you came from, or where you were born. You have to judge the person, not their appearance.
Applied to a corporate context, those same benefits accrue, and more: You can’t immediately tell their title, their status, how smart they are, how wise they are, or their seniority.