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