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.
Family business offering maintenance and supporting services.
Founder and former CEO of Visa, author of "One from Many".
A Portuguese software development company with no traditional hierarchy, distributed decision-making, and radical transparency.
Network of more than 1,000 freelancers who work remotely in 30 countries around the world.
Japanese manufacturing company of all sorts of technical equipment.
Bakker van Maanen
Dutch bakery chain.
Spanish consulting firm.
Manufacturer of bags made from used truck tarp.
American organizational design consultants.
Italian restaurateur and chef patron of 3 Michelin-star restaurant Osteria Francescana.
Co-founder and CEO of Sente.
Diversity advocate and pioneer at CareerTrackers.
Dutch baking equipment manufacturer.
Software solutions company (and B Corp) working in a self-organized way.
Russian IT company.
Russian house manufacturer.
Associate professor of Oral Roberts University and author of "Under New Management".
American media-services provider and production company.
Professor at Harvard Business School, author of "Teaming" & "The Fearless Organization".
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.
Author of "De Laatste Manager" & "Fuck de Regels".
Dutch plant nursery.
Professor at Ashridge Hult, author of "Speak Up".
CEO of WD-40, co-author "Helping People Win at Work".
Spanish psychologist, CEO of La Fageda.
Former U.S. Army general, author of "Team of Teams".
Finnish consulting firm.
Gaming company with a pioneering organizational structure
Founder and CEO at Beautystack.
American video game developer.
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”.
Dutch packaging machines manufacturer.
Author of 'De Betekenisecomonie'. Activist for the 'purpose economy' - a more purpose-drive approach to running organizations.
Organizational psychologist, Wharton Professor, and author of "Originals".
Self-managed health care technology company.
CEO at SS Natu Plastics & Metals. Pioneering liberated workplaces in India.
Fully remote, progressive group of companies in Brazil.
Singapore based training company with radical transparency, self-set salaries, and no bosses.
Professor at McGill University, author of many management books.
Australian voice and digital agency.
Japanese philanthropist, entrepreneur and the founder of Kyocera and KDDI.
Author, speaker and researcher on how corporates can innovate like startups.
A software company with no-bosses, 80+ people, an open-book management policy, and consent decision making.
Dean of The Wharton School, organizational psychologist and expert on workplace diversity.
Founder and central moderator of soft-drink brand Premium Cola
CEO Virgin Unite.
Founding member of the Conscious Capitalism movement.
Former CEO of HCL Technologies, author of "Employees First, Customers Second".
SS Natu Plastics and Metals
Indian manufacturing company working without managers and time tracking for 3 decades.
British multinational conglomerate founded by Richard Branson.
Founder of Morning Star.
Manufacturer of household and multi-use products.
Russian IT company.
Indian technology company practicing principles of self-management.
Chain of high-end department stores operating throughout the United Kingdom.
Professor at IMD, author of "Reinventing Giants".
IT company with progressive and highly participative ways of working.
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".
Self-managing Mexican company working in the textile industry.
CEO of Vinci SA.
Organisational theorist, educator, author and professor.
German hotel chain.
CEO of Gravity Payments.
Wildling develops minimal shoes produced under fair conditions. The staff – now numbering 140 employees – works remotely, organized as a decentralized team.
Fully remote IT company with around 110 team members.
American financial services company.
Mexican self-managing company that grows and sells papaya seeds.
After sales engineer at packing machine manufacturer Niverplast.
A global supplier of manufacturing technology and services.
Czech Software company
Co-founder of Centigo and Business Wellness Group, a bossless consulting firm with approximately 400 colleagues.
Multinational manufacturing company most known for it's Gore-Tex material.
Employee owned manufacturing company & home of "The Great Game of Business" (or open book management)
Condom manufacturer working with radical transparency, distributed decision-making and little hierarchy.
American steel manufacturer
Co-founder of Escape the City.
Organizational design consultancy focused on new ways of working.
Founder of Virgin Group and author of various books (i.e. Like a Virgin).
Nand Kishore Chaudhary
Chairman at Jaipur Rugs.
CEO of DISCO Corporation, a Japanese company known for its pioneering management practices.
American IT company formally known as 37signals.
CEO at Axelerant - a fully remote Indian based software company that's pushing the envelope on progressive workplaces.
Co-founder of BrewDog, author of "Business for Punks".
Founder and CEO of SRC, author of "The Great Game of Business".
Chief Transformation Officer at NHS Horizons.
A group of companies providing IT services.
Ukrainian IT company.
Spanish dairy farm.
Professor at Eindhoven University of Technology, author of "Managing Professionals? Don't!"
Founder of Stand Up For Passion.
Founder & CEO at Basecamp. Co-author of Getting Real, REWORK, Remote, and “It Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy at Work”.
Australian software company.
Rosabeth Moss Kanter
Professor at Havard Business School, author of "Men and women of the corporation" & "Innovation: the classic traps".
Co-founder of The Happy Startup School.
CEO and facilitator of the ongoing transformation at United Welsh.
Diversity advocate and pioneer as Principal at New Roads school in Santa Monica, US.
Swedish software company working for decades with self-managing teams, servant leadership and a freedom-oriented workplace.
Japanese manufacturing company known for its P-Will management system.
Founder of Woohoo Inc., author of "Happy Hour Is 9 To 5".
Founder and president of WoMen'Up.
Global logistics provider
Founder The Ready, author of "Brave New Work".
Indian multinational IT service and consulting firm.
Chairman & CEO of Barry-Wehmiller
India's largest manufacturers of hand knotted rugs.
Cooperative Gestión Participativa
Cooperative with 700 associated workers but no directors, bosses, or managers.
Owner and CEO of yoghurt company Chobani.
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