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