Directed by Julien Capraro
Produced by Denis McCready (NFB), Christine Aubé
Though studied for close to 50 years and presented as a potential driver of change in societies and a way to curtail pollution in urban centres, the idea of remote work (or telecommuting) had mostly gathered dust on researchers’ shelves. At fault: structural inertia, but also managers’ unwillingness to listen and fear of change. Then, overnight, the COVID-19 crisis turned possibility into reality for millions of businesses.