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