Ambiance Bois – A Different Way of Working

Sophie Bensadoun
2014, 53 min.


At Ambiance Bois, a small wood company, decisions are taken unanimously by the 25 emplyees, who are versatile, who receive the same salary, draw lots for their CEO and decide on their planning. Ambiance Bois is one of the seven SAPOs (a cooperative) in France, founded 25 years ago on the plateau of Millevaches in Creuse. An exemplary functioning of a profitable and human company, which proposes to work otherwise. The film tells the story of a successful alternative to the dominant model of companies, made of human adventures, very diverse trajectories that have in common the desire to take charge of life and give it a meaning.