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How do you attract the best staff? In Australia, interior design has proved crucial to success.

The Australian economy is doing well and more and more companies are finding it difficult to retain their most talented staff. That's when smart interior design can be the deciding factor! Banks, insurance companies and IT firms are all competing with each other to be the most innovatively designed workplace, and this has also challenged Australian architecture, which is now cutting edge. Architects Hassel recently won a prize for The Mediabank Workplace, a 22-storey office building which incorporates both a park and tennis courts. After staff had moved in, a survey revealed that 79 per cent felt they were working more collaboratively than they had been before, and that absenteeism had also fallen by five per cent. So, it's definitely worth giving some thought to the interior design of your office!