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Small Hands 2017: Building Relationships One Adventure at a Time

Springtime at Formstack means coming out of hibernation and pressing the “refresh” button via individual department meetups across the United States. With more than half of Formstack’s employees based in locations far from the company’s Indianapolis headquarters, these team gatherings give employees some valuable face time with one another.

2017 marks the third year of departmental team-building retreats—which we’ve now dubbed “Small Hands.” The overarching goals for Small Hands are to explore new places, work together, and build relationships with our teammates. This year, CEO Chris Byers even encouraged employees to leave “work mode” behind and focus on getting to know our coworkers better.

“I truly believe that the relationships we build at Formstack are the most important things that carry our business forward,” Byers said. “More than anything else, it’s these relationships that allow us to grow and to succeed. When you’re doing great work surrounded by people you care about—and when you know that they care about you in return—you’re not only going to work more effectively, but you’re also going to enjoy the journey a lot more.”

Want an inside look at how each department spent their time together this spring? Here are the highlights:

Customer Care

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

Number of Formstackers: 10

Memorable Happenings:

Product + Design + Dev + Finance

Location: Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Number of Formstackers: 27

Memorable Happenings:

Watch a video recap here.

Human Resources

Location: Indianapolis, Indiana

Number of Formstackers: 5

Memorable Happenings:

Marketing + Inbound Sales

Location: Fennville/Saugatuck/South Haven, Michigan

Number of Formstackers: 19

Memorable Happenings:

Watch a video recap here.

We love catching up with each other during Small Hands! And now we’re looking forward to this fall, when the entire Formstack family will gather for our annual All Hands meeting. Follow us on Twitter or Instagram to keep up with these fun team-building meetups and other notable happenings.