Canada was already inching toward a remote-work environment long before the pandemic hit. In 2008, 1.7 million Canadians were working outside the office, with millions more doing the same at least one day a week. Before the pandemic hit, CEO Michael Contento was on track to make MBU a four-day-work-week company, with one day working from home, as he shared in a recent York Region News article. But when COVID-19 forced everyone to work remotely, Contento learned something surprising: that people who were looking forward to a break from cubicle life were the first ones to say “I hate working from home.” The reality of working from home is that you're still working, and as we all know from the past few months, distractions can make that difficult. But unlike some retail--like coffee shops and lunch spots--that rely on a workforce that commutes to and from the office, Contento thinks IT should not be adversely affected in the long run. Read the York Region News article.