Mirror moves with the times
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.
Our team: Sonia Keogh, Gemma Henderson, Dewald De Beer and Jo McKenzieMcLean.