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