Mir­ror moves with the times

Central Otago Mirror - - YOUR LOCAL NEWS - STAFF RE­PORTER

When one door closes an­other opens, and the Mir­ror team plans on open­ing plenty.

The Mir­ror’s Alexan­dra of­fice closed on Thurs­day but it is still ‘‘busi­ness as usual’’.

Queen­stown and Cen­tral Otago sales man­ager Dewald De Beer said the Mir­ror was evolv­ing with mod­ern work-en­vi­ron­ment trends by hav­ing staff work­ing re­motely around the re­gion.

‘‘It is the way of the fu­ture, and the way peo­ple work in the tra­di­tional sense is chang­ing. The company is evolv­ing. We can do any­thing from any­where at the mo­ment and the need for per­ma­nent of­fice space is not that prom­i­nent any­more. It is more im­por­tant be­ing face-to-face with cus­tomers and in the com­mu­nity than sit­ting be­hind a desk.’’

The company had in­vested in tech­nol­ogy that en­abled re­porters to file sto­ries from cafes, public meet­ings - even the side of the road. For a large ge­o­graph­i­cal area like Cen­tral Otago, the tech­nol­ogy was a huge ad­van­tage.

‘‘The team al­ready works largely re­motely be­cause we have in­vested in tech­nol­ogy. These changes will en­able us to fur­ther our ser­vice and in­volv­ment in the com­mu­nity. From a sales point of view, we want to be in front of the cus­tomers more of­ten so we will make sure we are more vis­i­ble.’’

For con­tact de­tails re­fer to page 2 of the Mir­ror, or con­tact the team through the so­cial net­work, Neigh­bourly.

MATT CON­WAY

Our team: So­nia Keogh, Gemma Hen­der­son, Dewald De Beer and Jo McKen­zieMcLean.

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