About Dr. Gardner

Heidi K. Gardner, PhD, is a Distinguished Fellow at Harvard Law School’s Center on the Legal Profession and Faculty Chair of the school’s Accelerated Leadership Program and Sector Leadership Masterclass. Previously she was a professor of Organizational Behavior at Harvard Business School. Named by Thinkers 50 as a Next Generation Business Guru, Dr. Gardner co-founded the research and advisory firm Gardner & Co.

About the Research

Today’s multifaceted, complex problems require experts to integrate their unique knowledge and perspectives in order to generate more holistic, optimal solutions than any of them could produce on their own. This is what we call “Smart Collaboration.”

In her research on Smart Collaboration, Dr Heidi K. Gardner shows that firms earn higher margins, inspire greater client loyalty, attract and retain the best talent, and gain a competitive edge when specialists collaborate across boundaries. Research also shows that individuals who engage in Smart Collaboration enhance their reputation, attain greater professional success, and enjoy benefits related to personal wellbeing.

About Communication Labs

Communication Labs is a leader in combining behavioral science, people analytics and personal technology to take on real-world challenges. Communication Labs works closely with domain experts in the area of personal and organizational development, institutions and industry leaders to develop solutions that can be made available at scale.”

Communication Labs has a passion to bring research and actionable personal insights to people and organizations that are seeking to take on the challenges and opportunities ahead of them.

To learn more go to www.CommunicationLabs.com

Each person has the potential to enhance collaboration by drawing on their unique combination of strengths. Smart Collaboration hinges on team diversity. When you are aware of your natural tendencies and make smart choices about how to behave in a team setting, you have the power to help the group to leverage members’ potential and make collaboration work better.

To learn more please visit our website at www.gardnerandco.co