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Designing success: How your office's design affects BD

Ben Rigby explores how office design affects business development, ?client engagement and talent retention in law firms

2 July 2012

Law firms face a variety of challenges – organisational, aesthetic, and cultural – in ensuring their properties match both their business objectives and marketing needs. Yet, if those challenges are overcome, positive design can result ?in not just greater client engagement ?and business development, but also improved talent retention and increased industry recognition.

How should law firms approach the design elements of their offices? To leading interior designer Paulo Ribeiro ?of Bisset Adams, the simplest answer is also the most difficult: the purpose of design is to match the organisation’s identity with what it stands for.

This means taking account of the ?firm’s business objectives and those who work within it so that any off...

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