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.
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Pasteur Byabeza is one of the pioneers behind the transformation of a higher learning institution in Rwanda.
Swedish software company working for decades with self-managing teams, servant leadership and a freedom-oriented workplace.
Diversity advocate and pioneer at CareerTrackers.
Progressive Polish IT company with self-organised teams, democracy, and distributed decision-making - among many other things.
Co-Founder and Managing Director at tbd* - a self-managing company acting as a digital hub for purposeful work.
CEO and facilitator of the ongoing transformation at United Welsh.
Owner and CEO of yoghurt company Chobani.
American financial services company.
Wildling develops minimal shoes produced under fair conditions. The staff – now numbering 140 employees – works remotely, organized as a decentralized team.
A Portuguese software development company with no traditional hierarchy, distributed decision-making, and radical transparency.
Organisational theorist, educator, author and professor.
Changemaker within a charity providing residential care for children and young people in Berlin.
Founder and former CEO of Visa, author of "One from Many".
Self-managing Mexican company working in the textile industry.
After sales engineer at packing machine manufacturer Niverplast.
Russian IT company.
Former U.S. Army general, author of "Team of Teams".
Manufacturer of bags made from used truck tarp.
Finnish technology company known for its radical transparency and 'Leadership as a Service'.
CEO at Net Protections
Software solutions company (and B Corp) working in a self-organized way.
Russian house manufacturer.
American video game developer.
SS Natu Plastics and Metals
Indian manufacturing company working without managers and time tracking for 3 decades.
Founder and president of WoMen'Up.
Rosabeth Moss Kanter
Professor at Havard Business School, author of "Men and women of the corporation" & "Innovation: the classic traps".
Cooperative Gestión Participativa
Cooperative with 700 associated workers but no directors, bosses, or managers.
Spanish psychologist, CEO of La Fageda.
Japanese manufacturer guided by SINIC theory
Progressive 90+ year old Japanese manufacturing company
Pioneering within health care at self-managed birthing house Delphys.
Founder and CEO of SRC, author of "The Great Game of Business".
Japanese manufacturing company known for its P-Will management system.
Professor at Eindhoven University of Technology, author of "Managing Professionals? Don't!"
Indian technology company practicing principles of self-management.
German hotel chain.
Chief Transformation Officer at NHS Horizons.
A global supplier of manufacturing technology and services.
Founder and CEO at Beautystack.
Gaming company with a pioneering organizational structure
Chain of high-end department stores operating throughout the United Kingdom.
Dutch plant nursery.
Author of "De Laatste Manager" & "Fuck de Regels".
UCL Professor and Director of Institute for Innovation & Public Purpose.
Japanese philanthropist, entrepreneur and the founder of Kyocera and KDDI.
Spanish dairy farm.
Finnish consulting firm.
Self-managing IT company.
Australian voice and digital agency.
Founder and CEO of Folkdays.com - online shop for fair trade fashion accessories.
Associate professor of Oral Roberts University and author of "Under New Management".
Professor at Harvard Business School, author of "Teaming" & "The Fearless Organization".
Professor at McGill University, author of many management books.
Author and podcaster on progressive ways of working. Author of Moose Heads On The Table.
Professor at Havard Business School, author of "Rebel Talent".
Founder of Virgin Group and author of various books (i.e. Like a Virgin).
Dutch packaging machines manufacturer.
Founder and central moderator of soft-drink brand Premium Cola
Australian software company.
Spanish consulting firm.
CEO of Vinci SA.
Co-founder of Centigo and Business Wellness Group, a bossless consulting firm with approximately 400 colleagues.
Author, speaker and researcher on how corporates can innovate like startups.
Founder of Woohoo Inc., author of "Happy Hour Is 9 To 5".
Changemaker around new ways of working & Director Digital Transformation and Culture at Adidas.
Founder of Haidilao Hotpot
Professor at VU University Amsterdam, author of "Riding The Waves of Culture" & "Managing People Across Cultures".
Professor at IMD, author of "Reinventing Giants".
Global logistics provider
A software company with no-bosses, 80+ people, an open-book management policy, and consent decision making.
Manufacturer of household and multi-use products.
Founder of Stand Up For Passion.
Co-founder and CEO of Sente.
Chairman & CEO of Barry-Wehmiller
Founder of Morning Star.
American steel manufacturer
Progressive chain of hotpot restaurants
Self-organizing company focused on tackling humanity's biggest problems.
Professor at Ashridge Hult, author of "Speak Up".
One of Japanese largest Saas-providers
Indian multinational IT service and consulting firm.
American media-services provider and production company.
Condom manufacturer working with radical transparency, distributed decision-making and little hierarchy.
Former CEO of HCL Technologies, author of "Employees First, Customers Second".
Czech Software company
CEO at SS Natu Plastics & Metals. Pioneering liberated workplaces in India.
CEO of DISCO Corporation, a Japanese company known for its pioneering management practices.
Author of 'The Culture Map' and professor at INSEAD Business School.
Network of more than 1,000 freelancers who work remotely in 30 countries around the world.
Self-managing higher learning education organization in Rwanda.
Founder Tuff Leadership Training and experienced changemaker in implementing self-management.
Singapore based training company with radical transparency, self-set salaries, and no bosses.
India's largest manufacturers of hand knotted rugs.
CEO & co-founder of Supercell
American organizational design consultants.
Employee owned manufacturing company & home of "The Great Game of Business" (or open book management)
Self-managed health care technology company.
A self-managing company providing a platform to connect people with purposeful jobs.
German soft-drink brand known for consensus democracy, equal wages, and working without contracts.
Japanese manufacturing company of all sorts of technical equipment.
Founder The Ready, author of "Brave New Work".
Ukrainian IT company.
Organizational psychologist, Wharton Professor, and author of "Originals".
British multinational conglomerate founded by Richard Branson.
A group of companies providing IT services.
Multinational manufacturing company most known for it's Gore-Tex material.
Founding member of the Conscious Capitalism movement.
Dutch baking equipment manufacturer.
CEO at Axelerant - a fully remote Indian based software company that's pushing the envelope on progressive workplaces.
Co-founder of Escape the City.
Italian restaurateur and chef patron of 3 Michelin-star restaurant Osteria Francescana.
A self-managed mobile game studio based in Helsinki.
Co-founder of The Happy Startup School.
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 of Krisos
Dean of The Wharton School, organizational psychologist and expert on workplace diversity.
Birthing house led by a self-managed group of midwifes with shared ownership and radical transparency.
Russian IT company.
Family business offering maintenance and supporting services.
A self-managing Japanese company with circa 300 employees
Organizational design consultancy focused on new ways of working.
CEO Virgin Unite.
CEO of WD-40, co-author "Helping People Win at Work".
Author of 'De Betekenisecomonie'. Activist for the 'purpose economy' - a more purpose-drive approach to running organizations.
Mexican self-managing company that grows and sells papaya seeds.
Co-Founder of Wildling Shoes - a fully remote progressive company providing sustainable footwear.
Fully remote, progressive group of companies in Brazil.
IT company with progressive and highly participative ways of working.
Director for BCG's Institute for Organization, author of "Six Simple Rules".
Progressive IT company based in Poland.
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