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Redesigning the office? Pick decor with a purpose

New trends in workplace design may be as game-changing as the ongoing technological revolution - if it is done with an eye on strategic goals.

In the matter of organisation design, there must be a reinforcing logic that links the decor to the design. A shark hanging from the ceiling just because it looks ''cool'' will soon look like what it is - a fish out of water.

FLYING sharks, waterfalls in the lobby, in-house top chefs and dogs in the workplace - these are just a few tangible examples of "experience design" that are re-imagining organisations beyond the traditional scope of workplace design.

Organisation design is concerned with how to shape...