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