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