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