Episode #129 – Energizing Hybrid Collaboration: Heidi K. Gardner

In today’s episode, Teresa talks with Heidi Gardner about “Energizing Hybrid Collaboration.” Heidi is a Distinguished Fellow at Harvard Law School’s Center on the Legal Profession and Program Chair of the Sector Leadership Master Class and Smarter Collaboration Master Class.

Earlier this year, Heidi wrote an article “Is Your Hybrid Team Losing Steam?” which talks about how business stressors are causing one in four employees globally to feel burned out. These strains of hybrid working, have made collaboration harder for teams that are increasingly siloed and fragmented. Employees still need to reach benchmarks and employers need to find ways to keep their workers motivated.

In our post-COVID era, more workers are turning to remote working, and meetings that were once in person are being done via Zoom or other virtual methods making collaboration more difficult. Heidi outlines ways employers can tap into their employee’s strengths to be successful and how employers can remain positive.

Teresa and Heidi discuss that collaborative teams have the opportunity to promote stronger results, faster innovation, and higher employee engagement when they tap into employees’ energy correctly. Three different paths successful, and energizing leaders must take to engender positive energy for strong hybrid collaboration are:

  • Channeling 
  • Generating 
  • Multiplying 

To read Heidi’s article click here

To connect with Heidi click here

Episode Timestamp

00:06Introduction and Disclaimer 01:23What Employees and Employers Face 13:17Break and Public Service Announcement 13:46Positive Energy 29:26Teresa’s Closing Remarks
Hosted by

Teresa McQueen, Esq.
Founder, Host and Executive Producer
Teresa is a skilled trial attorney (a recovering litigator!), Corporate Counsel for Western Growers Family of Companies, a published author and frequent speaker on a wide range of topics including harassment, discrimination and retaliation in the workplace. She is a Certified Business Etiquette Trainer and hosts the Workplace Perspective podcast to help organizations of all sizes develop and maintain successful employer/employee relationships.*

*The views expressed by Teresa McQueen are her own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Western Growers Family of Companies, its officers, directors, board members, employees, or members.

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