Is Travel Working An Option For Families?

We’ve all seen those dreamy stock photos, right? Crossed ankles by the ocean. Fruity drink next to a laptop. Ah, working remotely. The world is my office oyster. I could sign in from the Caribbean, Southeast Asia, or my… Continue Reading

Make This The Year of Incredible Remote Meetings

Meetings can get a bad rap. They’re boring. They’re a waste of time. They are a drain on profits, some will say. For me, I’m extroverted enough that I enjoy the occasional check-in and chatting. Especially as a… Continue Reading

7 Reasons You Should Pitch a Travel Work Trip

  I can’t wait until I retire. Then I’m going to travel the world! Maybe you’ve had those thoughts before. Maybe you even have a location in mind. Dreaming of Fiji perhaps? But the real question is: what’s… Continue Reading

Sure-Fire Conversation Starters for Remote Meetings

  “You are the first one here.” There they are. Those dreaded words indicting you’re the first to arrive to phone conference or video chat. But that doesn’t last for long, and soon one or more participants have… Continue Reading

Leadership Is Intentional: Best Practices for Leading Remote Teams

Leading remotely incorporates so many best practices from traditional in-person management. However, it also comes with its own set of unique benefits and challenges. We’re interviewing remote managers in order to learn from each other and share experiences… Continue Reading

“But I’ll miss the office!” 5 Tips for the Reluctant Remote Worker

When chained to a cubicle, people sometimes idealize working from home. No commute! No distractions! No pants! Suddenly, the house is a dreamland filled with unlimited snacks and hours of quiet working without the hassle of co-workers who like… Continue Reading

How To Work Remotely Without Gaining 112 Pounds

The world is your oyster. You’re working remotely, so grab your laptop and head to the nearest coffee shop, bakery, or artisan donut shop! Oh wait. Working remotely can open up a world of temptations when it comes… Continue Reading

A Savvy Google App to Rock Your Email

Email is a part of worklife. And even though my inbox sometimes feels like its arms are going reach out through the computer and choke me (or give me a wet willy), I can’t imagine working remotely without it…. Continue Reading

How to Be a Rockstar Remote Employee

If you’ve never worked remotely before, the transition can feel a little strange. Am I doing it right? Am I going to go crazy? What’s everyone else doing? There are certainly the joys of not commuting (and the… Continue Reading

No More Commute? 7 Ideas for All Your Free Time

I gave up commuting about a year and a half ago. And you could say I occasionally miss rushing out the house and tailgating people on the way to the office while wondering aloud, “Do you seriously have… Continue Reading

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About Chris Byers

Chris Byers is the CEO of Formstack and runs the day-to-day operations of the company. His goal is to deliver on the company’s desire of Changing Lives Through Inspired Software.

He leads the Formstack team remotely from Oklahoma City and has also led an international nonprofit while living in England and Poland. Chris has been a part of remote organizations for six years.

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About WIMC

Formstack, an Indianapolis-based software company, was bursting with Midwestern talent. Before long, though, they began to dream about a remote working culture.

Bold leadership took the step, moving away from headquarters and inviting new staff from all over the globe to join the team. Soon, Formstack was even developing their own applications to support remote working.

We hope our remote working experiences can help your company build remote teams with big results!

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