The Purpose of Purpose on a Virtual Team

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Chris Byers @rchrisbyers FORMSTACK

In any workplace, people need belonging, affirmation and meaning. But organization values and employees sense of purpose are even more critical for increasingly virtual teams. Chris Byers, CEO of Formstack, a 32-person company with 11 remote workers (including Chris), will explore why purpose is so important for distributed workers and will talk about how that’s played out at Formstack.

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  • History, office based  moved to remote, 35 employee – 8 states, 2 countries, 40% remote and the rest in Indy come in the office 2-3 days a week.
  • Marketing and Development teams use Basecamp to manage projects
  • Marketing and Development teams use Basecamp to manage projects
  • Marketing and Development teams use Basecamp to manage projects
  • The Purpose of Purpose on a Virtual Team

    1. 1. THE PURPOSE OF “PURPOSE” ON A VIRTUAL TEAM Chris Byers, CEO of Formstack Twitter: @rchrisbyers
    2. 2. FORMSTACK •Story •Office •Remote
    3. 3. CONFUSION
    4. 4. LACK OF TRUST
    5. 5. LACK OF TRUST
    6. 6. FRUSTRATIONFRUSTRATION
    7. 7. THE ROAD TO GAINING CLARITY CLARITY
    8. 8. WHY <insert CC Pic> WHY?
    9. 9. FUTURE FACTS <insert CC Taj> FUTURE FACTS
    10. 10. MANIFESTO <insert CC Pic> MANIFESTO
    11. 11. QUESTIONS? Chris Byers, CEO of Formstack chris.byers@formstack.com Twitter: @rchrisbyers 317.220.3735
    12. 12. PHOTO CREDS All photos are owned or permission has been granted for use. Slide titles and the owner of their related photos are provided for reference: Confusion by Jeff Blettner Lack of Trust by Formstack Frustration by Chris Byers Clarity by Chris Byers Why by Formstack Future Facts by Formstack Manifesto by Chris Byers

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