My preference in work was not towards optimizing machinery, but helping optimize work processes for people.
Tim Gardner, Former Organizational Development Consultant at Kimberly-Clark (retired)
We’re Only Human — Episode 112
If you’re an introvert in HR, you’re not alone. Recently I shared a piece on LinkedIn about introverts in HR and the value of introversion, and the piece received thousands of likes and comments. Apparently my own preference for introversion is in good company!
In today’s podcast discussion, Tim Gardner, an admitted introvert and experienced organizational development leader, talks about designing work around people instead of forcing people to bend around the work. His background as an engineer (yes, really!) gives him a unique and powerful perspective on HR, process design, and business operations.
Towards the end of the discussion, I ask Tim to talk about legacy and impact, and it’s a great set of ideas for all of us as we think about the lasting impressions of our work and relationships on the world.
Connect with Tim: https://www.linkedin.com/in/timjgardner/
Learn more about We’re Only Human and see show archives: https://lhra.io/were-only-human-podcast/