Our Bucket List is a collection of pioneers, rebels and revolutionaries—made up of organizations, entrepreneurs, academics and business leaders who change the status quo of frustrating workplaces. They know how to make work more fun.
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Manufacturer of household and multi-use products.
CEO of DISCO Corporation, a Japanese company known for its pioneering management practices.
Changemaker within a charity providing residential care for children and young people in Berlin.
CEO of WD-40, co-author "Helping People Win at Work".
Spanish dairy farm.
Progressive IT company based in Poland.
Russian IT company.
Bakker van Maanen
Dutch bakery chain.
Birthing house led by a self-managed group of midwifes with shared ownership and radical transparency.
Fully remote, progressive group of companies in Brazil.
Author of 'De Betekenisecomonie'. Activist for the 'purpose economy' - a more purpose-drive approach to running organizations.
A global supplier of manufacturing technology and services.
UCL Professor and Director of Institute for Innovation & Public Purpose.
Founder of Virgin Group and author of various books (i.e. Like a Virgin).
Japanese philanthropist, entrepreneur and the founder of Kyocera and KDDI.
Australian software company.
Founder and president of WoMen'Up.
A software company with no-bosses, 80+ people, an open-book management policy, and consent decision making.
Wildling develops minimal shoes produced under fair conditions. The staff – now numbering 140 employees – works remotely, organized as a decentralized team.
Owner and CEO of yoghurt company Chobani.
Spanish psychologist, CEO of La Fageda.
Co-founder of The Happy Startup School.
British multinational conglomerate founded by Richard Branson.
Mexican self-managing company that grows and sells papaya seeds.
German hotel chain.
Diversity advocate and pioneer as Principal at New Roads school in Santa Monica, US.
Founder The Ready, author of "Brave New Work".
Organizational psychologist, Wharton Professor, and author of "Originals".
Organisational theorist, educator, author and professor.
CEO at SS Natu Plastics & Metals. Pioneering liberated workplaces in India.
Co-founder of Centigo and Business Wellness Group, a bossless consulting firm with approximately 400 colleagues.
Chain of high-end department stores operating throughout the United Kingdom.
Founder and CEO of Folkdays.com - online shop for fair trade fashion accessories.
Chairman & CEO of Barry-Wehmiller
Associate professor of Oral Roberts University and author of "Under New Management".
Professor at Ashridge Hult, author of "Speak Up".
Co-founder of Escape the City.
American financial services company.
A Portuguese software development company with no traditional hierarchy, distributed decision-making, and radical transparency.
Dutch baking equipment manufacturer.
Founder of Morning Star.
Indian technology company practicing principles of self-management.
India's largest manufacturers of hand knotted rugs.
Former CEO of HCL Technologies, author of "Employees First, Customers Second".
Network of more than 1,000 freelancers who work remotely in 30 countries around the world.
American video game developer.
Author of 'The Culture Map' and professor at INSEAD Business School.
Finnish consulting firm.
Condom manufacturer working with radical transparency, distributed decision-making and little hierarchy.
Professor at Havard Business School, author of "Rebel Talent".
CEO of Vinci SA.
Italian restaurateur and chef patron of 3 Michelin-star restaurant Osteria Francescana.
Gaming company with a pioneering organizational structure
Professor at Harvard Business School, author of "Teaming" & "The Fearless Organization".
Dutch packaging machines manufacturer.
Ukrainian IT company.
Founder and central moderator of soft-drink brand Premium Cola
After sales engineer at packing machine manufacturer Niverplast.
Diversity advocate and pioneer at CareerTrackers.
Swedish software company working for decades with self-managing teams, servant leadership and a freedom-oriented workplace.
Founder of Stand Up For Passion.
Multinational manufacturing company most known for it's Gore-Tex material.
Founder and former CEO of Visa, author of "One from Many".
Professor at VU University Amsterdam, author of "Riding The Waves of Culture" & "Managing People Across Cultures".
Co-founder and CEO of Sente.
Co-Founder of Wildling Shoes - a fully remote progressive company providing sustainable footwear.
Czech Software company
CEO and facilitator of the ongoing transformation at United Welsh.
A self-managed mobile game studio based in Helsinki.
Pioneering within health care at self-managed birthing house Delphys.
Organizational design consultancy focused on new ways of working.
American organizational design consultants.
Author and podcaster on progressive ways of working. Author of Moose Heads On The Table.
Dean of The Wharton School, organizational psychologist and expert on workplace diversity.
Cooperative Gestión Participativa
Cooperative with 700 associated workers but no directors, bosses, or managers.
Author, speaker and researcher on how corporates can innovate like startups.
Global logistics provider
Russian house manufacturer.
Professor at Eindhoven University of Technology, author of "Managing Professionals? Don't!"
Dutch plant nursery.
CEO at Axelerant - a fully remote Indian based software company that's pushing the envelope on progressive workplaces.
Family business offering maintenance and supporting services.
CEO Virgin Unite.
Founder and CEO at Beautystack.
Chief Transformation Officer at NHS Horizons.
Self-managing Mexican company working in the textile industry.
Manufacturer of bags made from used truck tarp.
Co-Founder and Managing Director at tbd* - a self-managing company acting as a digital hub for purposeful work.
Japanese manufacturing company known for its P-Will management system.
Professor at IMD, author of "Reinventing Giants".
IT company with progressive and highly participative ways of working.
CEO of Gravity Payments.
German soft-drink brand known for consensus democracy, equal wages, and working without contracts.
Changemaker around new ways of working & Director Digital Transformation and Culture at Adidas.
Professor at McGill University, author of many management books.
Author of "De Laatste Manager" & "Fuck de Regels".
Founder and CEO of SRC, author of "The Great Game of Business".
Founding member of the Conscious Capitalism movement.
Progressive Polish IT company with self-organised teams, democracy, and distributed decision-making - among many other things.
Japanese manufacturing company of all sorts of technical equipment.
Software solutions company (and B Corp) working in a self-organized way.
Founder Tuff Leadership Training and experienced changemaker in implementing self-management.
Director for BCG's Institute for Organization, author of "Six Simple Rules".
SS Natu Plastics and Metals
Indian manufacturing company working without managers and time tracking for 3 decades.
Australian voice and digital agency.
Fully remote IT company with around 110 team members.
A group of companies providing IT services.
Self-managed health care technology company.
American media-services provider and production company.
Founder of Woohoo Inc., author of "Happy Hour Is 9 To 5".
Spanish consulting firm.
A self-managing company providing a platform to connect people with purposeful jobs.
Finnish technology company known for its radical transparency and 'Leadership as a Service'.
Former U.S. Army general, author of "Team of Teams".
Employee owned manufacturing company & home of "The Great Game of Business" (or open book management)
Rosabeth Moss Kanter
Professor at Havard Business School, author of "Men and women of the corporation" & "Innovation: the classic traps".
American steel manufacturer
Singapore based training company with radical transparency, self-set salaries, and no bosses.
Indian multinational IT service and consulting firm.
Russian IT company.
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