8: New Stand Special: Creating an Environment for Connection

Hebba Youssef
Hebba Youssef
June 28, 2023

Alright— that’s it. We’re finally settling the debate of who wore it best: remote, hybrid, or in-person. Or uh… at the very least, we’re coming to some massively inconclusive conclusions about which work style reigns supreme.

In this special series with New Stand, a startup company setting out to improve everyday employee experience— and bring a little bit of daily joy back into employees’ lives— CEO Dave Garcia chats with Hebba about how to cope with in-office mandates, the difficulties of conversational nuances over Slack, and how to chisel away at a person’s professional persona to connect with their juicy, human core (hint: snacks are always a good start). 

Plus: How many hours a day do people actually work, and how can workplaces strengthen the employer-employee relationship? But more importantly, why does Hebba despise eating at her desk so much? 


Thanks to our sponsors, New Stand, who partners with companies to deliver better work experiences, including onsite and virtual team hospitality, employee gifting and rewards, and pop-up events.


New Stand helps bridge the onsite/offsite gap for distributed teams with their premium programs designed to enhance wellbeing, community, and recognition. Learn how to bring joy to your team by visiting newstand.com.


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Check Out New Stand: 

Website: https://www.newstand.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/thisisnewstand 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thisisnewstand/


Follow Dave: 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nycddg/


Follow Hebba: 

LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/hebba-youssef

Twitter: https://twitter.com/hebbamyoussef

Hebba Youssef
Hebba Youssef