The 27-year-old, who joined the Baggies from Sunderland in the summer, has had to adapt his game at The Hawthorns in a new deeper role.
"People have always said I have this instinct to attack but as a midfielder you need to be able to do everything," Gardner is quoted as saying by the Birmingham Mail. "Since the gaffer and coaches came in they have taught me a lot and made me adapt at times.
"They've got me thinking about how I play – keeping shape and keeping position at all times, but also being able to attack when necessary or drop deeper. I am seeing more of the ball and keeping the ball for longer. I'm enjoying this role a lot.
"I'm finding myself a lot deeper at times and having to hold my position more. But also there is a chance for me to have more chances in and around the box or being able to make runs in the box. We've got a great team ethic in the squad where everyone wants to do well. There is a great attitude at the club."
Gardner has started all seven Premier League games for West Brom this season.