Count the Costs Before You Go Remote

It’s easy to jump at the idea of cost savings when considering remote working. But if you’re thinking you can save on company expenses by cancelling your rent and sending everyone home with a laptop and a cell phone… Continue Reading

Help Your Remote Team Set Mind-Blowing Goals

The candy canes have been eaten, and the candle wax has been scraped off the mantel. Everyone is back to work, excited and rejuvenated for the new year. In fact, some of your team may have made New Year’s… Continue Reading

Setting New Year’s Goals for Remote Teams

Christmas is over. And as we brush the cinnamon off our shirts, many of us are looking to the New Year. What do I want to accomplish? What can my team produce? What goals will our company reach… Continue Reading

How To Manage Conflict on Remote Teams

Conflict is never fun. There’s very few people who rub their hands together, muttering, “I hope we have some conflict today!” (And if you know those folks, you may want to steer clear.) But when it comes to… Continue Reading

Why You Shouldn’t Try Remote Working

So your brilliant, talented designer asks to meet with you. She carefully tells you her family is moving back to their hometown three states away. However, she quickly adds that she loves your company and would like to… Continue Reading

What We Learned from High Turnover

Earlier this year, Formstack was honored to be named one of Indy’s Best Places to Work. That announcement got my mind turning, and I started to wonder what we were doing as a company to make it a great… Continue Reading

Say Yes! Why You Should Enthusiastically Approve Employee Work Trips

If you read articles on remote working, you may have come across gleeful descriptions of creatives kicked back, typing at the beach while sipping colorful drinks. And while remote travel working doesn’t look exactly like that, it can be an… Continue Reading

5 Proven Tips for Managing Remote Teams

Leadership can have a massive impact on teams. You can create something really amazing together, everyone pushing to new heights. Or you can whip your team up into a frenzy of mistrust, low productivity, and miscommunication. I’m assuming… Continue Reading

3 Practices for Onboarding New Remote Employees

Employee turnover can be frustrating, tiring, and expensive. There’s the hassle of finding someone new while also covering the work in the transition time. These hidden costs, combined with sometime actual line item expenses, have caused experts to… 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

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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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