Jeevesh Sabharwal, Managing Director, Shivam Group, wears a business suit if he is at the office or at one of his sites.
“T-shirt and jeans if I am working from home,” Jeevesh says.
“Every place you visit or every occasion you celebrate has a particular type of culture and hence has a dress code. You wear different types of clothes when you visit a temple, attend a funeral or have fun at a party. In the same way, the workplace has a particular culture that needs to be followed. Therefore, one must wear a formal dress when they are at work. This not only maintains the culture of that place but also gives you a professional look that is required.” He added.
Video attire hacks
“There are no hacks, I just prefer to have video calls on Google Meet or Zoom on the desktop or tablet or big screen. I use virtual background custom created for our company to highlight the latest achievements or awards.”
“For a strategy meeting with the team and a pitch or networking call, I wear a business suit. While for drinks with friends over Zoom, I opt for t-shirts and jeans.”
“However, besides preparing for a meeting, the next essential thing is dressing the part. If you want people to take you seriously, your attire needs to match your presentation. It needs to be as good as the things you’re about to discuss.”
“One should always dress professionally in business life. If you won’t, your employees won’t either thereby giving a sub-excellent experience to your customers. A bit of formality with hospitality is always better in working life.”
“Most entrepreneurs worry about their core business and how to make it successful, but many neglect other factors that are also important for their success. One of those things is the clothes they wear, which tends to come second when they need to prepare for an important meeting.“
“The men’s business suit is the most universally appropriate item in a gentleman’s wardrobe. I am not into specific brands and my wardrobe would consist of normal clothes bought from shopping malls ranging to luxury branded wear from Italian brands.”
“I do workout to maintain an excellent body and sharp mind and that by itself is the biggest brand according to me. However, I don’t compromise when it comes to the latest design trends and comfortable fabrics. I do have a bit of a fetish for shoes however and sport a largish collection.”
“I bought an authentic denim jacket from Dubai.”
“Since the lockdown, two of the weddings of my cousins have gotten postponed wherein I was looking forward to wearing ethnic wear. Also, since there were no Diwali festivities this year, I definitely missed wearing kurta pajamas or sherwanis. Hopefully, we shall tide over this crisis soon enough and safely.”
“When it comes to my mask, I use disposable N95 masks. Fresh one for each outing.”
“Anyone who knows me knows what a big-time foodie I am. I will go miles in search of a perfect biryani and my weakness is not some fancy world cuisine, but Indian and that I love to eat chicken.”
I am an avid reader and a keen traveler. I believe if you want to do something, you will make the time for it. And I make time for people and hobbies that I love.
I was holidaying last month. Every minute you spend with your near and dear ones becomes memorable. Your family and friends are your real strength.
Work apart, what is life like for Jeevesh Sabharwal?
“We are a very normal and grounded family. I try to inculcate a value system in our lives. And I always tell my children that being successful means being good human beings first. For me spending quality time with my child is paramount.”
Secret of your success
“My dad, Naresh Sabharwal, who started the company 25 years ago always said, ‘carry people with you, help them progress and get rich, too.’ Operating and expanding on that simple philosophy is the hack of what I have achieved till now.”