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