Joost and Pim are on a mission to make work more fun. They quit their frustrating, corporate jobs and set out to travel the world to visit the world’s most inspiring organizations. While checking off their Bucket List they share everything they learn. more+
“It was like being with a parent that didn’t really want us”, says CEO of GE Appliances, Kevin Nolan. He explained: “The one hope everyone had was that Haier bought us because they wanted us, and we were curious to find out what that would mean”. 4 years later, we visited to find out how GEA was doing. Getting to talk to them was harder than we thought: “Our managers and executives are currently working on the assembly lines.” They are doing what!?
There are many examples of self-management on the Corporate Rebels Bucket List, all of which have very few layers of management, if any, and they are mostly highly successful. So this raises the question “If this is such a good way of organising work, why isn’t everyone doing it?”.
After writing up the business case of NER Group for our Online Academy, I read Jack Stack and Bo Burlingham's classic about their transformation of SRC Holdings, called 'The Great Game of Business'. I was struck by the similarities between the two.
How much do we actually need for living? That’s the first question German condom manufacturer Einhorn asks when it comes to salary. Beyond this basic income, every employee can help determine his or her own salary. Markus Wörner is on their salary council. We asked him: what is behind this?
In October 2019 we visited Moscow for a client session. As usual we asked participants for tips about local Bucket List pioneers. This is how we heard about VkusVill. So, we studied them, talked with their people, and uncovered a remarkable story. It’s now time to tell the management story of 2021.