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