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Formstack Small Hands 2019: The Best Year Yet

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Formstack Small Hands 2019: The Best Year Yet

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Formstack Small Hands 2019: The Best Year Yet

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Formstack Small Hands 2019: The Best Year Yet

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Formstack Small Hands 2019: The Best Year Yet

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Formstack Small Hands 2019: The Best Year Yet

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At Formstack, we take team building very serious.

We’re a remote-first company, so we don’t get a lot of opportunities to see our fellow team members in person. Every year, we host a few events where we get the chance to see our coworkers and friends in the flesh. These events are our all-company retreat,  “All Hands,” and our individual department retreats, “Small Hands.”

Our department retreat, Small Hands, isn’t just an important time for our teams to connect face-to-face. It also happens to be one of our favorite seasons. That’s right, to ‘Stackers, Small Hands is a season, and in 2019, it was the best one yet! You don’t have to take my word for it either. Staff Accountant Morgan Whitaker said, “Small Hands 2019 was one of the best weeks I’ve had since starting at Formstack in 2017.”

Perhaps this year was better than the rest because it’s our fifth annual Small Hands. Maybe it’s because our teams have grown so much over the past year with our recent acquisitions and product evolution. In any case, it’s safe to say that this year’s round of department retreats were packed with memories and important team building opportunities.

Interested in learning more about our team building adventures? Here’s a recap.

Read More: Learn more about how Formstack brings the whole company together in our All Hands recap

Human Resources

This year, our growing Human Resources and Talent Acquisition squad explored Indianapolis, Indiana, where Formstack HQ is located. They toured the city on scooters, immersed themselves in the interactive, real-life adventure of Escape the Room, practiced their lumberjack skills with a little axe throwing, and built personal connections on top of their strong professional relationships that are the driving force behind our company culture.

HR Small Hands first-timer Kaitlin Loomis described the experience:

I loved getting to spend some quality time in-person with my team because it allowed us to strengthen the relationships we initially built professionally (and have a lot of fun in the process!). I'm really proud that Formstack believes in fostering more personal relationships outside the workplace through events like Small Hands because I think when we develop deeper understandings of what makes us who we are, we ultimately work more efficiently and respectfully together in a professional setting.

Take a peek at their adventures in our Instagram recap post:

human resources team building retreat


Customer Support + Sales

This year, our Customer Support and Sales teams linked up for some extreme team building in the high heat, literally. They got the chance to visit Las Vegas, NV and go beyond The Strip by riding ATVs through the desert, competing with HR for the title of  Best Axe Throwing Team, and munching on In-N-Out… A lot of In-N-Out.

So grateful to be part of this amazing team and celebrate our victories together! - Customer Success Manager, Dani Montano

Our Support and Sales teams spend countless hours providing top-notch, front-facing service to our customers, so it’s only right that they get to celebrate their hard work together. Click the photo below to experience their Small Hands adventures.

customer support and sales team building retreat


Product + Marketing

I’m not sure Rockbridge, OH was ready for our Product + Marketing teams! With an exuberant amount of La Croixs, White Claws, and s’mores, the week was well celebrated. After a year of product evolutions, including the introductions of Sync and Documents, this particular Small Hands was truly a melding of two teams into one.

We spent a lot of time getting to know our  team members as the person instead of the profession, with a “family wall” of photos on display and “Passion Presentations” about topics we hold close to home. It was all about team building as 40+ ‘Stackers in attendance broke out into smaller teams for backyard games, like dodgeball and hide-and-seek, and chose between a zipline adventure, wine tasting, or canoeing/kayaking on the Hocking River. Personally, I came out of this Small Hands with a greater sense of belonging and friendships that will last a lifetime!

product and marketing team building retreat


Finance

Prepare yourself for a little Small Hands jealousy for our Finance Team who spent their week in San Antonio, TX.

Small Hands 2019 was one of the best weeks I’ve had since starting at Formstack in 2017 – our team was literally counting down the days leading up to it. Those meetings are valuable for project planning purposes, but also equally important as a time to catch up with everyone on the team and celebrate wins from the past year. - Staff Accountant, Morgan Whitaker

Our Finance Team took full advantage of everything San Antonio has to offer, from great food, history, and architecture to exhilarating experiences like sky-diving and biker tours! Check out their wild ride in our Instagram recap post, including footage of their biker gang.


Engineering

Last, but certainly not least, our Engineering Team continued the tradition of Formstack Lodge Hands in Pigeon Forge, TN. Lodge Hands becoming a tradition was not planned, but spending the week in a cabin surrounded by the Great Smoky Mountains has been really good to a lot of our teams, so we just keep coming back.

This year, VP of Engineering, Jeff Johns, unified his team with a fun-filled week of outdoor adventure like whitewater rafting and enjoying a little disconnected time with board games, great food, and great company. There was also a Heytaco inspired taco bar and invaluable presentations from DevOps and Billing. Jeff captioned the week as the “best Lodge Hands yet with the most amazing team. So thankful I get to work with people from all over the world.”



There you have it!  The 2019 Small Hands season has come and gone, but the memories will continue to inspire teams and connect Formstackers. Until next year, we’re out.

We can’t wait to get the whole family together for our next retreat! Follow us on Twitter or Instagram to keep up with our team building meetups.

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At Formstack, we take team building very serious.

We’re a remote-first company, so we don’t get a lot of opportunities to see our fellow team members in person. Every year, we host a few events where we get the chance to see our coworkers and friends in the flesh. These events are our all-company retreat,  “All Hands,” and our individual department retreats, “Small Hands.”

Our department retreat, Small Hands, isn’t just an important time for our teams to connect face-to-face. It also happens to be one of our favorite seasons. That’s right, to ‘Stackers, Small Hands is a season, and in 2019, it was the best one yet! You don’t have to take my word for it either. Staff Accountant Morgan Whitaker said, “Small Hands 2019 was one of the best weeks I’ve had since starting at Formstack in 2017.”

Perhaps this year was better than the rest because it’s our fifth annual Small Hands. Maybe it’s because our teams have grown so much over the past year with our recent acquisitions and product evolution. In any case, it’s safe to say that this year’s round of department retreats were packed with memories and important team building opportunities.

Interested in learning more about our team building adventures? Here’s a recap.

Read More: Learn more about how Formstack brings the whole company together in our All Hands recap

Human Resources

This year, our growing Human Resources and Talent Acquisition squad explored Indianapolis, Indiana, where Formstack HQ is located. They toured the city on scooters, immersed themselves in the interactive, real-life adventure of Escape the Room, practiced their lumberjack skills with a little axe throwing, and built personal connections on top of their strong professional relationships that are the driving force behind our company culture.

HR Small Hands first-timer Kaitlin Loomis described the experience:

I loved getting to spend some quality time in-person with my team because it allowed us to strengthen the relationships we initially built professionally (and have a lot of fun in the process!). I'm really proud that Formstack believes in fostering more personal relationships outside the workplace through events like Small Hands because I think when we develop deeper understandings of what makes us who we are, we ultimately work more efficiently and respectfully together in a professional setting.

Take a peek at their adventures in our Instagram recap post:

human resources team building retreat


Customer Support + Sales

This year, our Customer Support and Sales teams linked up for some extreme team building in the high heat, literally. They got the chance to visit Las Vegas, NV and go beyond The Strip by riding ATVs through the desert, competing with HR for the title of  Best Axe Throwing Team, and munching on In-N-Out… A lot of In-N-Out.

So grateful to be part of this amazing team and celebrate our victories together! - Customer Success Manager, Dani Montano

Our Support and Sales teams spend countless hours providing top-notch, front-facing service to our customers, so it’s only right that they get to celebrate their hard work together. Click the photo below to experience their Small Hands adventures.

customer support and sales team building retreat


Product + Marketing

I’m not sure Rockbridge, OH was ready for our Product + Marketing teams! With an exuberant amount of La Croixs, White Claws, and s’mores, the week was well celebrated. After a year of product evolutions, including the introductions of Sync and Documents, this particular Small Hands was truly a melding of two teams into one.

We spent a lot of time getting to know our  team members as the person instead of the profession, with a “family wall” of photos on display and “Passion Presentations” about topics we hold close to home. It was all about team building as 40+ ‘Stackers in attendance broke out into smaller teams for backyard games, like dodgeball and hide-and-seek, and chose between a zipline adventure, wine tasting, or canoeing/kayaking on the Hocking River. Personally, I came out of this Small Hands with a greater sense of belonging and friendships that will last a lifetime!

product and marketing team building retreat


Finance

Prepare yourself for a little Small Hands jealousy for our Finance Team who spent their week in San Antonio, TX.

Small Hands 2019 was one of the best weeks I’ve had since starting at Formstack in 2017 – our team was literally counting down the days leading up to it. Those meetings are valuable for project planning purposes, but also equally important as a time to catch up with everyone on the team and celebrate wins from the past year. - Staff Accountant, Morgan Whitaker

Our Finance Team took full advantage of everything San Antonio has to offer, from great food, history, and architecture to exhilarating experiences like sky-diving and biker tours! Check out their wild ride in our Instagram recap post, including footage of their biker gang.


Engineering

Last, but certainly not least, our Engineering Team continued the tradition of Formstack Lodge Hands in Pigeon Forge, TN. Lodge Hands becoming a tradition was not planned, but spending the week in a cabin surrounded by the Great Smoky Mountains has been really good to a lot of our teams, so we just keep coming back.

This year, VP of Engineering, Jeff Johns, unified his team with a fun-filled week of outdoor adventure like whitewater rafting and enjoying a little disconnected time with board games, great food, and great company. There was also a Heytaco inspired taco bar and invaluable presentations from DevOps and Billing. Jeff captioned the week as the “best Lodge Hands yet with the most amazing team. So thankful I get to work with people from all over the world.”



There you have it!  The 2019 Small Hands season has come and gone, but the memories will continue to inspire teams and connect Formstackers. Until next year, we’re out.

We can’t wait to get the whole family together for our next retreat! Follow us on Twitter or Instagram to keep up with our team building meetups.

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At Formstack, we take team building very serious.

We’re a remote-first company, so we don’t get a lot of opportunities to see our fellow team members in person. Every year, we host a few events where we get the chance to see our coworkers and friends in the flesh. These events are our all-company retreat,  “All Hands,” and our individual department retreats, “Small Hands.”

Our department retreat, Small Hands, isn’t just an important time for our teams to connect face-to-face. It also happens to be one of our favorite seasons. That’s right, to ‘Stackers, Small Hands is a season, and in 2019, it was the best one yet! You don’t have to take my word for it either. Staff Accountant Morgan Whitaker said, “Small Hands 2019 was one of the best weeks I’ve had since starting at Formstack in 2017.”

Perhaps this year was better than the rest because it’s our fifth annual Small Hands. Maybe it’s because our teams have grown so much over the past year with our recent acquisitions and product evolution. In any case, it’s safe to say that this year’s round of department retreats were packed with memories and important team building opportunities.

Interested in learning more about our team building adventures? Here’s a recap.

Read More: Learn more about how Formstack brings the whole company together in our All Hands recap

Human Resources

This year, our growing Human Resources and Talent Acquisition squad explored Indianapolis, Indiana, where Formstack HQ is located. They toured the city on scooters, immersed themselves in the interactive, real-life adventure of Escape the Room, practiced their lumberjack skills with a little axe throwing, and built personal connections on top of their strong professional relationships that are the driving force behind our company culture.

HR Small Hands first-timer Kaitlin Loomis described the experience:

I loved getting to spend some quality time in-person with my team because it allowed us to strengthen the relationships we initially built professionally (and have a lot of fun in the process!). I'm really proud that Formstack believes in fostering more personal relationships outside the workplace through events like Small Hands because I think when we develop deeper understandings of what makes us who we are, we ultimately work more efficiently and respectfully together in a professional setting.

Take a peek at their adventures in our Instagram recap post:

human resources team building retreat


Customer Support + Sales

This year, our Customer Support and Sales teams linked up for some extreme team building in the high heat, literally. They got the chance to visit Las Vegas, NV and go beyond The Strip by riding ATVs through the desert, competing with HR for the title of  Best Axe Throwing Team, and munching on In-N-Out… A lot of In-N-Out.

So grateful to be part of this amazing team and celebrate our victories together! - Customer Success Manager, Dani Montano

Our Support and Sales teams spend countless hours providing top-notch, front-facing service to our customers, so it’s only right that they get to celebrate their hard work together. Click the photo below to experience their Small Hands adventures.

customer support and sales team building retreat


Product + Marketing

I’m not sure Rockbridge, OH was ready for our Product + Marketing teams! With an exuberant amount of La Croixs, White Claws, and s’mores, the week was well celebrated. After a year of product evolutions, including the introductions of Sync and Documents, this particular Small Hands was truly a melding of two teams into one.

We spent a lot of time getting to know our  team members as the person instead of the profession, with a “family wall” of photos on display and “Passion Presentations” about topics we hold close to home. It was all about team building as 40+ ‘Stackers in attendance broke out into smaller teams for backyard games, like dodgeball and hide-and-seek, and chose between a zipline adventure, wine tasting, or canoeing/kayaking on the Hocking River. Personally, I came out of this Small Hands with a greater sense of belonging and friendships that will last a lifetime!

product and marketing team building retreat


Finance

Prepare yourself for a little Small Hands jealousy for our Finance Team who spent their week in San Antonio, TX.

Small Hands 2019 was one of the best weeks I’ve had since starting at Formstack in 2017 – our team was literally counting down the days leading up to it. Those meetings are valuable for project planning purposes, but also equally important as a time to catch up with everyone on the team and celebrate wins from the past year. - Staff Accountant, Morgan Whitaker

Our Finance Team took full advantage of everything San Antonio has to offer, from great food, history, and architecture to exhilarating experiences like sky-diving and biker tours! Check out their wild ride in our Instagram recap post, including footage of their biker gang.


Engineering

Last, but certainly not least, our Engineering Team continued the tradition of Formstack Lodge Hands in Pigeon Forge, TN. Lodge Hands becoming a tradition was not planned, but spending the week in a cabin surrounded by the Great Smoky Mountains has been really good to a lot of our teams, so we just keep coming back.

This year, VP of Engineering, Jeff Johns, unified his team with a fun-filled week of outdoor adventure like whitewater rafting and enjoying a little disconnected time with board games, great food, and great company. There was also a Heytaco inspired taco bar and invaluable presentations from DevOps and Billing. Jeff captioned the week as the “best Lodge Hands yet with the most amazing team. So thankful I get to work with people from all over the world.”



There you have it!  The 2019 Small Hands season has come and gone, but the memories will continue to inspire teams and connect Formstackers. Until next year, we’re out.

We can’t wait to get the whole family together for our next retreat! Follow us on Twitter or Instagram to keep up with our team building meetups.

At Formstack, we take team building very serious.

We’re a remote-first company, so we don’t get a lot of opportunities to see our fellow team members in person. Every year, we host a few events where we get the chance to see our coworkers and friends in the flesh. These events are our all-company retreat,  “All Hands,” and our individual department retreats, “Small Hands.”

Our department retreat, Small Hands, isn’t just an important time for our teams to connect face-to-face. It also happens to be one of our favorite seasons. That’s right, to ‘Stackers, Small Hands is a season, and in 2019, it was the best one yet! You don’t have to take my word for it either. Staff Accountant Morgan Whitaker said, “Small Hands 2019 was one of the best weeks I’ve had since starting at Formstack in 2017.”

Perhaps this year was better than the rest because it’s our fifth annual Small Hands. Maybe it’s because our teams have grown so much over the past year with our recent acquisitions and product evolution. In any case, it’s safe to say that this year’s round of department retreats were packed with memories and important team building opportunities.

Interested in learning more about our team building adventures? Here’s a recap.

Read More: Learn more about how Formstack brings the whole company together in our All Hands recap

Human Resources

This year, our growing Human Resources and Talent Acquisition squad explored Indianapolis, Indiana, where Formstack HQ is located. They toured the city on scooters, immersed themselves in the interactive, real-life adventure of Escape the Room, practiced their lumberjack skills with a little axe throwing, and built personal connections on top of their strong professional relationships that are the driving force behind our company culture.

HR Small Hands first-timer Kaitlin Loomis described the experience:

I loved getting to spend some quality time in-person with my team because it allowed us to strengthen the relationships we initially built professionally (and have a lot of fun in the process!). I'm really proud that Formstack believes in fostering more personal relationships outside the workplace through events like Small Hands because I think when we develop deeper understandings of what makes us who we are, we ultimately work more efficiently and respectfully together in a professional setting.

Take a peek at their adventures in our Instagram recap post:

human resources team building retreat


Customer Support + Sales

This year, our Customer Support and Sales teams linked up for some extreme team building in the high heat, literally. They got the chance to visit Las Vegas, NV and go beyond The Strip by riding ATVs through the desert, competing with HR for the title of  Best Axe Throwing Team, and munching on In-N-Out… A lot of In-N-Out.

So grateful to be part of this amazing team and celebrate our victories together! - Customer Success Manager, Dani Montano

Our Support and Sales teams spend countless hours providing top-notch, front-facing service to our customers, so it’s only right that they get to celebrate their hard work together. Click the photo below to experience their Small Hands adventures.

customer support and sales team building retreat


Product + Marketing

I’m not sure Rockbridge, OH was ready for our Product + Marketing teams! With an exuberant amount of La Croixs, White Claws, and s’mores, the week was well celebrated. After a year of product evolutions, including the introductions of Sync and Documents, this particular Small Hands was truly a melding of two teams into one.

We spent a lot of time getting to know our  team members as the person instead of the profession, with a “family wall” of photos on display and “Passion Presentations” about topics we hold close to home. It was all about team building as 40+ ‘Stackers in attendance broke out into smaller teams for backyard games, like dodgeball and hide-and-seek, and chose between a zipline adventure, wine tasting, or canoeing/kayaking on the Hocking River. Personally, I came out of this Small Hands with a greater sense of belonging and friendships that will last a lifetime!

product and marketing team building retreat


Finance

Prepare yourself for a little Small Hands jealousy for our Finance Team who spent their week in San Antonio, TX.

Small Hands 2019 was one of the best weeks I’ve had since starting at Formstack in 2017 – our team was literally counting down the days leading up to it. Those meetings are valuable for project planning purposes, but also equally important as a time to catch up with everyone on the team and celebrate wins from the past year. - Staff Accountant, Morgan Whitaker

Our Finance Team took full advantage of everything San Antonio has to offer, from great food, history, and architecture to exhilarating experiences like sky-diving and biker tours! Check out their wild ride in our Instagram recap post, including footage of their biker gang.


Engineering

Last, but certainly not least, our Engineering Team continued the tradition of Formstack Lodge Hands in Pigeon Forge, TN. Lodge Hands becoming a tradition was not planned, but spending the week in a cabin surrounded by the Great Smoky Mountains has been really good to a lot of our teams, so we just keep coming back.

This year, VP of Engineering, Jeff Johns, unified his team with a fun-filled week of outdoor adventure like whitewater rafting and enjoying a little disconnected time with board games, great food, and great company. There was also a Heytaco inspired taco bar and invaluable presentations from DevOps and Billing. Jeff captioned the week as the “best Lodge Hands yet with the most amazing team. So thankful I get to work with people from all over the world.”



There you have it!  The 2019 Small Hands season has come and gone, but the memories will continue to inspire teams and connect Formstackers. Until next year, we’re out.

We can’t wait to get the whole family together for our next retreat! Follow us on Twitter or Instagram to keep up with our team building meetups.

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At Formstack, we take team building very serious.

We’re a remote-first company, so we don’t get a lot of opportunities to see our fellow team members in person. Every year, we host a few events where we get the chance to see our coworkers and friends in the flesh. These events are our all-company retreat,  “All Hands,” and our individual department retreats, “Small Hands.”

Our department retreat, Small Hands, isn’t just an important time for our teams to connect face-to-face. It also happens to be one of our favorite seasons. That’s right, to ‘Stackers, Small Hands is a season, and in 2019, it was the best one yet! You don’t have to take my word for it either. Staff Accountant Morgan Whitaker said, “Small Hands 2019 was one of the best weeks I’ve had since starting at Formstack in 2017.”

Perhaps this year was better than the rest because it’s our fifth annual Small Hands. Maybe it’s because our teams have grown so much over the past year with our recent acquisitions and product evolution. In any case, it’s safe to say that this year’s round of department retreats were packed with memories and important team building opportunities.

Interested in learning more about our team building adventures? Here’s a recap.

Read More: Learn more about how Formstack brings the whole company together in our All Hands recap

Human Resources

This year, our growing Human Resources and Talent Acquisition squad explored Indianapolis, Indiana, where Formstack HQ is located. They toured the city on scooters, immersed themselves in the interactive, real-life adventure of Escape the Room, practiced their lumberjack skills with a little axe throwing, and built personal connections on top of their strong professional relationships that are the driving force behind our company culture.

HR Small Hands first-timer Kaitlin Loomis described the experience:

I loved getting to spend some quality time in-person with my team because it allowed us to strengthen the relationships we initially built professionally (and have a lot of fun in the process!). I'm really proud that Formstack believes in fostering more personal relationships outside the workplace through events like Small Hands because I think when we develop deeper understandings of what makes us who we are, we ultimately work more efficiently and respectfully together in a professional setting.

Take a peek at their adventures in our Instagram recap post:

human resources team building retreat


Customer Support + Sales

This year, our Customer Support and Sales teams linked up for some extreme team building in the high heat, literally. They got the chance to visit Las Vegas, NV and go beyond The Strip by riding ATVs through the desert, competing with HR for the title of  Best Axe Throwing Team, and munching on In-N-Out… A lot of In-N-Out.

So grateful to be part of this amazing team and celebrate our victories together! - Customer Success Manager, Dani Montano

Our Support and Sales teams spend countless hours providing top-notch, front-facing service to our customers, so it’s only right that they get to celebrate their hard work together. Click the photo below to experience their Small Hands adventures.

customer support and sales team building retreat


Product + Marketing

I’m not sure Rockbridge, OH was ready for our Product + Marketing teams! With an exuberant amount of La Croixs, White Claws, and s’mores, the week was well celebrated. After a year of product evolutions, including the introductions of Sync and Documents, this particular Small Hands was truly a melding of two teams into one.

We spent a lot of time getting to know our  team members as the person instead of the profession, with a “family wall” of photos on display and “Passion Presentations” about topics we hold close to home. It was all about team building as 40+ ‘Stackers in attendance broke out into smaller teams for backyard games, like dodgeball and hide-and-seek, and chose between a zipline adventure, wine tasting, or canoeing/kayaking on the Hocking River. Personally, I came out of this Small Hands with a greater sense of belonging and friendships that will last a lifetime!

product and marketing team building retreat


Finance

Prepare yourself for a little Small Hands jealousy for our Finance Team who spent their week in San Antonio, TX.

Small Hands 2019 was one of the best weeks I’ve had since starting at Formstack in 2017 – our team was literally counting down the days leading up to it. Those meetings are valuable for project planning purposes, but also equally important as a time to catch up with everyone on the team and celebrate wins from the past year. - Staff Accountant, Morgan Whitaker

Our Finance Team took full advantage of everything San Antonio has to offer, from great food, history, and architecture to exhilarating experiences like sky-diving and biker tours! Check out their wild ride in our Instagram recap post, including footage of their biker gang.


Engineering

Last, but certainly not least, our Engineering Team continued the tradition of Formstack Lodge Hands in Pigeon Forge, TN. Lodge Hands becoming a tradition was not planned, but spending the week in a cabin surrounded by the Great Smoky Mountains has been really good to a lot of our teams, so we just keep coming back.

This year, VP of Engineering, Jeff Johns, unified his team with a fun-filled week of outdoor adventure like whitewater rafting and enjoying a little disconnected time with board games, great food, and great company. There was also a Heytaco inspired taco bar and invaluable presentations from DevOps and Billing. Jeff captioned the week as the “best Lodge Hands yet with the most amazing team. So thankful I get to work with people from all over the world.”



There you have it!  The 2019 Small Hands season has come and gone, but the memories will continue to inspire teams and connect Formstackers. Until next year, we’re out.

We can’t wait to get the whole family together for our next retreat! Follow us on Twitter or Instagram to keep up with our team building meetups.

At Formstack, we take team building very serious.

We’re a remote-first company, so we don’t get a lot of opportunities to see our fellow team members in person. Every year, we host a few events where we get the chance to see our coworkers and friends in the flesh. These events are our all-company retreat,  “All Hands,” and our individual department retreats, “Small Hands.”

Our department retreat, Small Hands, isn’t just an important time for our teams to connect face-to-face. It also happens to be one of our favorite seasons. That’s right, to ‘Stackers, Small Hands is a season, and in 2019, it was the best one yet! You don’t have to take my word for it either. Staff Accountant Morgan Whitaker said, “Small Hands 2019 was one of the best weeks I’ve had since starting at Formstack in 2017.”

Perhaps this year was better than the rest because it’s our fifth annual Small Hands. Maybe it’s because our teams have grown so much over the past year with our recent acquisitions and product evolution. In any case, it’s safe to say that this year’s round of department retreats were packed with memories and important team building opportunities.

Interested in learning more about our team building adventures? Here’s a recap.

Read More: Learn more about how Formstack brings the whole company together in our All Hands recap

Human Resources

This year, our growing Human Resources and Talent Acquisition squad explored Indianapolis, Indiana, where Formstack HQ is located. They toured the city on scooters, immersed themselves in the interactive, real-life adventure of Escape the Room, practiced their lumberjack skills with a little axe throwing, and built personal connections on top of their strong professional relationships that are the driving force behind our company culture.

HR Small Hands first-timer Kaitlin Loomis described the experience:

I loved getting to spend some quality time in-person with my team because it allowed us to strengthen the relationships we initially built professionally (and have a lot of fun in the process!). I'm really proud that Formstack believes in fostering more personal relationships outside the workplace through events like Small Hands because I think when we develop deeper understandings of what makes us who we are, we ultimately work more efficiently and respectfully together in a professional setting.

Take a peek at their adventures in our Instagram recap post:

human resources team building retreat


Customer Support + Sales

This year, our Customer Support and Sales teams linked up for some extreme team building in the high heat, literally. They got the chance to visit Las Vegas, NV and go beyond The Strip by riding ATVs through the desert, competing with HR for the title of  Best Axe Throwing Team, and munching on In-N-Out… A lot of In-N-Out.

So grateful to be part of this amazing team and celebrate our victories together! - Customer Success Manager, Dani Montano

Our Support and Sales teams spend countless hours providing top-notch, front-facing service to our customers, so it’s only right that they get to celebrate their hard work together. Click the photo below to experience their Small Hands adventures.

customer support and sales team building retreat


Product + Marketing

I’m not sure Rockbridge, OH was ready for our Product + Marketing teams! With an exuberant amount of La Croixs, White Claws, and s’mores, the week was well celebrated. After a year of product evolutions, including the introductions of Sync and Documents, this particular Small Hands was truly a melding of two teams into one.

We spent a lot of time getting to know our  team members as the person instead of the profession, with a “family wall” of photos on display and “Passion Presentations” about topics we hold close to home. It was all about team building as 40+ ‘Stackers in attendance broke out into smaller teams for backyard games, like dodgeball and hide-and-seek, and chose between a zipline adventure, wine tasting, or canoeing/kayaking on the Hocking River. Personally, I came out of this Small Hands with a greater sense of belonging and friendships that will last a lifetime!

product and marketing team building retreat


Finance

Prepare yourself for a little Small Hands jealousy for our Finance Team who spent their week in San Antonio, TX.

Small Hands 2019 was one of the best weeks I’ve had since starting at Formstack in 2017 – our team was literally counting down the days leading up to it. Those meetings are valuable for project planning purposes, but also equally important as a time to catch up with everyone on the team and celebrate wins from the past year. - Staff Accountant, Morgan Whitaker

Our Finance Team took full advantage of everything San Antonio has to offer, from great food, history, and architecture to exhilarating experiences like sky-diving and biker tours! Check out their wild ride in our Instagram recap post, including footage of their biker gang.


Engineering

Last, but certainly not least, our Engineering Team continued the tradition of Formstack Lodge Hands in Pigeon Forge, TN. Lodge Hands becoming a tradition was not planned, but spending the week in a cabin surrounded by the Great Smoky Mountains has been really good to a lot of our teams, so we just keep coming back.

This year, VP of Engineering, Jeff Johns, unified his team with a fun-filled week of outdoor adventure like whitewater rafting and enjoying a little disconnected time with board games, great food, and great company. There was also a Heytaco inspired taco bar and invaluable presentations from DevOps and Billing. Jeff captioned the week as the “best Lodge Hands yet with the most amazing team. So thankful I get to work with people from all over the world.”



There you have it!  The 2019 Small Hands season has come and gone, but the memories will continue to inspire teams and connect Formstackers. Until next year, we’re out.

We can’t wait to get the whole family together for our next retreat! Follow us on Twitter or Instagram to keep up with our team building meetups.

At Formstack, we take team building very serious.

We’re a remote-first company, so we don’t get a lot of opportunities to see our fellow team members in person. Every year, we host a few events where we get the chance to see our coworkers and friends in the flesh. These events are our all-company retreat,  “All Hands,” and our individual department retreats, “Small Hands.”

Our department retreat, Small Hands, isn’t just an important time for our teams to connect face-to-face. It also happens to be one of our favorite seasons. That’s right, to ‘Stackers, Small Hands is a season, and in 2019, it was the best one yet! You don’t have to take my word for it either. Staff Accountant Morgan Whitaker said, “Small Hands 2019 was one of the best weeks I’ve had since starting at Formstack in 2017.”

Perhaps this year was better than the rest because it’s our fifth annual Small Hands. Maybe it’s because our teams have grown so much over the past year with our recent acquisitions and product evolution. In any case, it’s safe to say that this year’s round of department retreats were packed with memories and important team building opportunities.

Interested in learning more about our team building adventures? Here’s a recap.

Read More: Learn more about how Formstack brings the whole company together in our All Hands recap

Human Resources

This year, our growing Human Resources and Talent Acquisition squad explored Indianapolis, Indiana, where Formstack HQ is located. They toured the city on scooters, immersed themselves in the interactive, real-life adventure of Escape the Room, practiced their lumberjack skills with a little axe throwing, and built personal connections on top of their strong professional relationships that are the driving force behind our company culture.

HR Small Hands first-timer Kaitlin Loomis described the experience:

I loved getting to spend some quality time in-person with my team because it allowed us to strengthen the relationships we initially built professionally (and have a lot of fun in the process!). I'm really proud that Formstack believes in fostering more personal relationships outside the workplace through events like Small Hands because I think when we develop deeper understandings of what makes us who we are, we ultimately work more efficiently and respectfully together in a professional setting.

Take a peek at their adventures in our Instagram recap post:

human resources team building retreat


Customer Support + Sales

This year, our Customer Support and Sales teams linked up for some extreme team building in the high heat, literally. They got the chance to visit Las Vegas, NV and go beyond The Strip by riding ATVs through the desert, competing with HR for the title of  Best Axe Throwing Team, and munching on In-N-Out… A lot of In-N-Out.

So grateful to be part of this amazing team and celebrate our victories together! - Customer Success Manager, Dani Montano

Our Support and Sales teams spend countless hours providing top-notch, front-facing service to our customers, so it’s only right that they get to celebrate their hard work together. Click the photo below to experience their Small Hands adventures.

customer support and sales team building retreat


Product + Marketing

I’m not sure Rockbridge, OH was ready for our Product + Marketing teams! With an exuberant amount of La Croixs, White Claws, and s’mores, the week was well celebrated. After a year of product evolutions, including the introductions of Sync and Documents, this particular Small Hands was truly a melding of two teams into one.

We spent a lot of time getting to know our  team members as the person instead of the profession, with a “family wall” of photos on display and “Passion Presentations” about topics we hold close to home. It was all about team building as 40+ ‘Stackers in attendance broke out into smaller teams for backyard games, like dodgeball and hide-and-seek, and chose between a zipline adventure, wine tasting, or canoeing/kayaking on the Hocking River. Personally, I came out of this Small Hands with a greater sense of belonging and friendships that will last a lifetime!

product and marketing team building retreat


Finance

Prepare yourself for a little Small Hands jealousy for our Finance Team who spent their week in San Antonio, TX.

Small Hands 2019 was one of the best weeks I’ve had since starting at Formstack in 2017 – our team was literally counting down the days leading up to it. Those meetings are valuable for project planning purposes, but also equally important as a time to catch up with everyone on the team and celebrate wins from the past year. - Staff Accountant, Morgan Whitaker

Our Finance Team took full advantage of everything San Antonio has to offer, from great food, history, and architecture to exhilarating experiences like sky-diving and biker tours! Check out their wild ride in our Instagram recap post, including footage of their biker gang.


Engineering

Last, but certainly not least, our Engineering Team continued the tradition of Formstack Lodge Hands in Pigeon Forge, TN. Lodge Hands becoming a tradition was not planned, but spending the week in a cabin surrounded by the Great Smoky Mountains has been really good to a lot of our teams, so we just keep coming back.

This year, VP of Engineering, Jeff Johns, unified his team with a fun-filled week of outdoor adventure like whitewater rafting and enjoying a little disconnected time with board games, great food, and great company. There was also a Heytaco inspired taco bar and invaluable presentations from DevOps and Billing. Jeff captioned the week as the “best Lodge Hands yet with the most amazing team. So thankful I get to work with people from all over the world.”



There you have it!  The 2019 Small Hands season has come and gone, but the memories will continue to inspire teams and connect Formstackers. Until next year, we’re out.

We can’t wait to get the whole family together for our next retreat! Follow us on Twitter or Instagram to keep up with our team building meetups.

At Formstack, we take team building very serious.

We’re a remote-first company, so we don’t get a lot of opportunities to see our fellow team members in person. Every year, we host a few events where we get the chance to see our coworkers and friends in the flesh. These events are our all-company retreat,  “All Hands,” and our individual department retreats, “Small Hands.”

Our department retreat, Small Hands, isn’t just an important time for our teams to connect face-to-face. It also happens to be one of our favorite seasons. That’s right, to ‘Stackers, Small Hands is a season, and in 2019, it was the best one yet! You don’t have to take my word for it either. Staff Accountant Morgan Whitaker said, “Small Hands 2019 was one of the best weeks I’ve had since starting at Formstack in 2017.”

Perhaps this year was better than the rest because it’s our fifth annual Small Hands. Maybe it’s because our teams have grown so much over the past year with our recent acquisitions and product evolution. In any case, it’s safe to say that this year’s round of department retreats were packed with memories and important team building opportunities.

Interested in learning more about our team building adventures? Here’s a recap.

Read More: Learn more about how Formstack brings the whole company together in our All Hands recap

Human Resources

This year, our growing Human Resources and Talent Acquisition squad explored Indianapolis, Indiana, where Formstack HQ is located. They toured the city on scooters, immersed themselves in the interactive, real-life adventure of Escape the Room, practiced their lumberjack skills with a little axe throwing, and built personal connections on top of their strong professional relationships that are the driving force behind our company culture.

HR Small Hands first-timer Kaitlin Loomis described the experience:

I loved getting to spend some quality time in-person with my team because it allowed us to strengthen the relationships we initially built professionally (and have a lot of fun in the process!). I'm really proud that Formstack believes in fostering more personal relationships outside the workplace through events like Small Hands because I think when we develop deeper understandings of what makes us who we are, we ultimately work more efficiently and respectfully together in a professional setting.

Take a peek at their adventures in our Instagram recap post:

human resources team building retreat


Customer Support + Sales

This year, our Customer Support and Sales teams linked up for some extreme team building in the high heat, literally. They got the chance to visit Las Vegas, NV and go beyond The Strip by riding ATVs through the desert, competing with HR for the title of  Best Axe Throwing Team, and munching on In-N-Out… A lot of In-N-Out.

So grateful to be part of this amazing team and celebrate our victories together! - Customer Success Manager, Dani Montano

Our Support and Sales teams spend countless hours providing top-notch, front-facing service to our customers, so it’s only right that they get to celebrate their hard work together. Click the photo below to experience their Small Hands adventures.

customer support and sales team building retreat


Product + Marketing

I’m not sure Rockbridge, OH was ready for our Product + Marketing teams! With an exuberant amount of La Croixs, White Claws, and s’mores, the week was well celebrated. After a year of product evolutions, including the introductions of Sync and Documents, this particular Small Hands was truly a melding of two teams into one.

We spent a lot of time getting to know our  team members as the person instead of the profession, with a “family wall” of photos on display and “Passion Presentations” about topics we hold close to home. It was all about team building as 40+ ‘Stackers in attendance broke out into smaller teams for backyard games, like dodgeball and hide-and-seek, and chose between a zipline adventure, wine tasting, or canoeing/kayaking on the Hocking River. Personally, I came out of this Small Hands with a greater sense of belonging and friendships that will last a lifetime!

product and marketing team building retreat


Finance

Prepare yourself for a little Small Hands jealousy for our Finance Team who spent their week in San Antonio, TX.

Small Hands 2019 was one of the best weeks I’ve had since starting at Formstack in 2017 – our team was literally counting down the days leading up to it. Those meetings are valuable for project planning purposes, but also equally important as a time to catch up with everyone on the team and celebrate wins from the past year. - Staff Accountant, Morgan Whitaker

Our Finance Team took full advantage of everything San Antonio has to offer, from great food, history, and architecture to exhilarating experiences like sky-diving and biker tours! Check out their wild ride in our Instagram recap post, including footage of their biker gang.


Engineering

Last, but certainly not least, our Engineering Team continued the tradition of Formstack Lodge Hands in Pigeon Forge, TN. Lodge Hands becoming a tradition was not planned, but spending the week in a cabin surrounded by the Great Smoky Mountains has been really good to a lot of our teams, so we just keep coming back.

This year, VP of Engineering, Jeff Johns, unified his team with a fun-filled week of outdoor adventure like whitewater rafting and enjoying a little disconnected time with board games, great food, and great company. There was also a Heytaco inspired taco bar and invaluable presentations from DevOps and Billing. Jeff captioned the week as the “best Lodge Hands yet with the most amazing team. So thankful I get to work with people from all over the world.”



There you have it!  The 2019 Small Hands season has come and gone, but the memories will continue to inspire teams and connect Formstackers. Until next year, we’re out.

We can’t wait to get the whole family together for our next retreat! Follow us on Twitter or Instagram to keep up with our team building meetups.

At Formstack, we take team building very serious.

We’re a remote-first company, so we don’t get a lot of opportunities to see our fellow team members in person. Every year, we host a few events where we get the chance to see our coworkers and friends in the flesh. These events are our all-company retreat,  “All Hands,” and our individual department retreats, “Small Hands.”

Our department retreat, Small Hands, isn’t just an important time for our teams to connect face-to-face. It also happens to be one of our favorite seasons. That’s right, to ‘Stackers, Small Hands is a season, and in 2019, it was the best one yet! You don’t have to take my word for it either. Staff Accountant Morgan Whitaker said, “Small Hands 2019 was one of the best weeks I’ve had since starting at Formstack in 2017.”

Perhaps this year was better than the rest because it’s our fifth annual Small Hands. Maybe it’s because our teams have grown so much over the past year with our recent acquisitions and product evolution. In any case, it’s safe to say that this year’s round of department retreats were packed with memories and important team building opportunities.

Interested in learning more about our team building adventures? Here’s a recap.

Read More: Learn more about how Formstack brings the whole company together in our All Hands recap

Human Resources

This year, our growing Human Resources and Talent Acquisition squad explored Indianapolis, Indiana, where Formstack HQ is located. They toured the city on scooters, immersed themselves in the interactive, real-life adventure of Escape the Room, practiced their lumberjack skills with a little axe throwing, and built personal connections on top of their strong professional relationships that are the driving force behind our company culture.

HR Small Hands first-timer Kaitlin Loomis described the experience:

I loved getting to spend some quality time in-person with my team because it allowed us to strengthen the relationships we initially built professionally (and have a lot of fun in the process!). I'm really proud that Formstack believes in fostering more personal relationships outside the workplace through events like Small Hands because I think when we develop deeper understandings of what makes us who we are, we ultimately work more efficiently and respectfully together in a professional setting.

Take a peek at their adventures in our Instagram recap post:

human resources team building retreat


Customer Support + Sales

This year, our Customer Support and Sales teams linked up for some extreme team building in the high heat, literally. They got the chance to visit Las Vegas, NV and go beyond The Strip by riding ATVs through the desert, competing with HR for the title of  Best Axe Throwing Team, and munching on In-N-Out… A lot of In-N-Out.

So grateful to be part of this amazing team and celebrate our victories together! - Customer Success Manager, Dani Montano

Our Support and Sales teams spend countless hours providing top-notch, front-facing service to our customers, so it’s only right that they get to celebrate their hard work together. Click the photo below to experience their Small Hands adventures.

customer support and sales team building retreat


Product + Marketing

I’m not sure Rockbridge, OH was ready for our Product + Marketing teams! With an exuberant amount of La Croixs, White Claws, and s’mores, the week was well celebrated. After a year of product evolutions, including the introductions of Sync and Documents, this particular Small Hands was truly a melding of two teams into one.

We spent a lot of time getting to know our  team members as the person instead of the profession, with a “family wall” of photos on display and “Passion Presentations” about topics we hold close to home. It was all about team building as 40+ ‘Stackers in attendance broke out into smaller teams for backyard games, like dodgeball and hide-and-seek, and chose between a zipline adventure, wine tasting, or canoeing/kayaking on the Hocking River. Personally, I came out of this Small Hands with a greater sense of belonging and friendships that will last a lifetime!

product and marketing team building retreat


Finance

Prepare yourself for a little Small Hands jealousy for our Finance Team who spent their week in San Antonio, TX.

Small Hands 2019 was one of the best weeks I’ve had since starting at Formstack in 2017 – our team was literally counting down the days leading up to it. Those meetings are valuable for project planning purposes, but also equally important as a time to catch up with everyone on the team and celebrate wins from the past year. - Staff Accountant, Morgan Whitaker

Our Finance Team took full advantage of everything San Antonio has to offer, from great food, history, and architecture to exhilarating experiences like sky-diving and biker tours! Check out their wild ride in our Instagram recap post, including footage of their biker gang.


Engineering

Last, but certainly not least, our Engineering Team continued the tradition of Formstack Lodge Hands in Pigeon Forge, TN. Lodge Hands becoming a tradition was not planned, but spending the week in a cabin surrounded by the Great Smoky Mountains has been really good to a lot of our teams, so we just keep coming back.

This year, VP of Engineering, Jeff Johns, unified his team with a fun-filled week of outdoor adventure like whitewater rafting and enjoying a little disconnected time with board games, great food, and great company. There was also a Heytaco inspired taco bar and invaluable presentations from DevOps and Billing. Jeff captioned the week as the “best Lodge Hands yet with the most amazing team. So thankful I get to work with people from all over the world.”



There you have it!  The 2019 Small Hands season has come and gone, but the memories will continue to inspire teams and connect Formstackers. Until next year, we’re out.

We can’t wait to get the whole family together for our next retreat! Follow us on Twitter or Instagram to keep up with our team building meetups.

Lacey Jackson
As a Product Marketing Manager at Formstack, Lacey is dedicated to creating content that showcases the power of the Formstack platform. When she’s not creating Formstack Builders tutorials, she can be found reading, playing board games, or strolling with her dog. Lacey is a graduate of Franklin College.
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