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.
While checking off our Bucket List, we visit them. We learn from them. We share their insights. They inspire change to better, more inspiring workplaces. Check out the full list below. Click on the ones we’ve already visited, and read our findings.
Manufacturer of bags made from used truck tarp.
Professor at VU University Amsterdam, author of "Riding The Waves of Culture" & "Managing People Across Cultures".
American steel manufacturer
Founder and CEO of Folkdays.com - online shop for fair trade fashion accessories.
Author of 'De Betekenisecomonie'. Activist for the 'purpose economy' - a more purpose-drive approach to running organizations.
American organizational design consultants.
SS Natu Plastics and Metals
Indian manufacturing company working without managers and time tracking for 3 decades.
Changemaker within a charity providing residential care for children and young people in Berlin.
American video game developer.
Pioneering within health care at self-managed birthing house Delphys.
Nand Kishore Chaudhary
Chairman at Jaipur Rugs.
Co-founder and CEO of Sente.
Founder and president of WoMen'Up.
Singapore based training company with radical transparency, self-set salaries, and no bosses.
Self-managed health care technology company.
CEO at Axelerant - a fully remote Indian based software company that's pushing the envelope on progressive workplaces.
Author and podcaster on progressive ways of working. Author of Moose Heads On The Table.
Fully remote, progressive group of companies in Brazil.
A software company with no-bosses, 80+ people, an open-book management policy, and consent decision making.
CEO of WD-40, co-author "Helping People Win at Work".
Spanish psychologist, CEO of La Fageda.
Progressive IT company based in Poland.
Global logistics provider
Author of "De Laatste Manager" & "Fuck de Regels".
Organizational design consultancy focused on new ways of working.
CEO of DISCO Corporation, a Japanese company known for its pioneering management practices.
Australian voice and digital agency.
Swedish software company working for decades with self-managing teams, servant leadership and a freedom-oriented workplace.
Spanish consulting firm.
Founder of Morning Star.
Employee owned manufacturing company & home of "The Great Game of Business" (or open book management)
CEO of Vinci SA.
German soft-drink brand known for consensus democracy, equal wages, and working without contracts.
Author, speaker and researcher on how corporates can innovate like startups.
Family business offering maintenance and supporting services.
Dutch packaging machines manufacturer.
Condom manufacturer working with radical transparency, distributed decision-making and little hierarchy.
Manufacturer of household and multi-use products.
India's largest manufacturers of hand knotted rugs.
Diversity advocate and pioneer as Principal at New Roads school in Santa Monica, US.
Bakker van Maanen
Dutch bakery chain.
Cooperative Gestión Participativa
Cooperative with 700 associated workers but no directors, bosses, or managers.
Co-Founder and Managing Director at tbd* - a self-managing company acting as a digital hub for purposeful work.
Rosabeth Moss Kanter
Professor at Havard Business School, author of "Men and women of the corporation" & "Innovation: the classic traps".
A global supplier of manufacturing technology and services.
IT company with progressive and highly participative ways of working.
Former U.S. Army general, author of "Team of Teams".
Director for BCG's Institute for Organization, author of "Six Simple Rules".
Founder of Virgin Group and author of various books (i.e. Like a Virgin).
Dean of The Wharton School, organizational psychologist and expert on workplace diversity.
Chairman & CEO of Barry-Wehmiller
Founder & CEO at Basecamp. Co-author of Getting Real, REWORK, Remote, and “It Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy at Work”.
Founder and CEO at Beautystack.
Chief Transformation Officer at NHS Horizons.
Birthing house led by a self-managed group of midwifes with shared ownership and radical transparency.
Japanese philanthropist, entrepreneur and the founder of Kyocera and KDDI.
Spanish dairy farm.
Professor at Ashridge Hult, author of "Speak Up".
Owner and CEO of yoghurt company Chobani.
Dutch plant nursery.
Founder and former CEO of Visa, author of "One from Many".
UCL Professor and Director of Institute for Innovation & Public Purpose.
American IT company formally known as 37signals.
A group of companies providing IT services.
Co-founder of BrewDog, author of "Business for Punks".
Organisational theorist, educator, author and professor.
Professor at Eindhoven University of Technology, author of "Managing Professionals? Don't!"
Indian technology company practicing principles of self-management.
Italian restaurateur and chef patron of 3 Michelin-star restaurant Osteria Francescana.
Changemaker around new ways of working & Director Digital Transformation and Culture at Adidas.
Diversity advocate and pioneer at CareerTrackers.
Indian multinational IT service and consulting firm.
Professor at McGill University, author of many management books.
Dutch baking equipment manufacturer.
Software solutions company (and B Corp) working in a self-organized way.
Finnish consulting firm.
A Portuguese software development company with no traditional hierarchy, distributed decision-making, and radical transparency.
Professor at Havard Business School, author of "Rebel Talent".
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.
Founder The Ready, author of "Brave New Work".
Co-founder of The Happy Startup School.
Founder of Stand Up For Passion.
Self-managing Mexican company working in the textile industry.
Japanese manufacturing company of all sorts of technical equipment.
Russian house manufacturer.
Multinational manufacturing company most known for it's Gore-Tex material.
Japanese manufacturing company known for its P-Will management system.
Founder of Woohoo Inc., author of "Happy Hour Is 9 To 5".
Chain of high-end department stores operating throughout the United Kingdom.
British multinational conglomerate founded by Richard Branson.
Russian IT company.
Founder and CEO of SRC, author of "The Great Game of Business".
Founder Tuff Leadership Training and experienced changemaker in implementing self-management.
Network of more than 1,000 freelancers who work remotely in 30 countries around the world.
Former CEO of HCL Technologies, author of "Employees First, Customers Second".
Ukrainian IT company.
Mexican self-managing company that grows and sells papaya seeds.
Co-Founder of Wildling Shoes - a fully remote progressive company providing sustainable footwear.
American financial services company.
Organizational psychologist, Wharton Professor, and author of "Originals".
A self-managing company providing a platform to connect people with purposeful jobs.
Founding member of the Conscious Capitalism movement.
Progressive Polish IT company with self-organised teams, democracy, and distributed decision-making - among many other things.
Wildling develops minimal shoes produced under fair conditions. The staff – now numbering 140 employees – works remotely, organized as a decentralized team.
Gaming company with a pioneering organizational structure
Russian IT company.
Associate professor of Oral Roberts University and author of "Under New Management".
German hotel chain.
Co-founder of Escape the City.
Czech Software company
After sales engineer at packing machine manufacturer Niverplast.
Professor at IMD, author of "Reinventing Giants".
American media-services provider and production company.
David Heinemeier Hansson
Creator of Ruby on Rails, Founder & CTO at Basecamp. Co-author of Getting Real, REWORK, Remote, and “It Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy at Work”.
Australian software company.
Founder and central moderator of soft-drink brand Premium Cola
CEO Virgin Unite.
CEO and facilitator of the ongoing transformation at United Welsh.
Professor at Harvard Business School, author of "Teaming" & "The Fearless Organization".
CEO of Gravity Payments.
Fully remote IT company with around 110 team members.
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