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