The Give and Take Company

Whether you choose the software model or a live event, the Give and Take philosophy works. And it’s proven by research, studies and happy customers worldwide.

Give and Take builds software that helps you build a culture of generosity at work, which leads to better employee engagement and productivity, all in less than five minutes a day.

We apply the concepts of generalized reciprocity to enterprises in an accessible, scalable way through our products, Givitas and the Reciprocity Ring.

Give and Take is rooted in cutting-edge academic research showing that a giving culture leads to positive business outcomes like increased employee efficiency, productivity, loyalty, and engagement.

Givitas is the knowledge collaboration platform that cultivates knowledge sharing and harnesses collective intelligence. Givitas fosters a giving culture and drives positive business outcomes including employee efficiency, productivity, engagement, and loyalty.

​The Reciprocity Ring is a dynamic event that groups or teams can do to bring the “pay-it-forward” concept into action and practice. Participants in Reciprocity Rings solve real problems, both personally and professionally, and they strengthen relationships in the process.

Our work is inspired and influenced by the award-winning work of our founding team.

Ebooks

Our Ebooks are a free resource for you. Examining the implementation of the Give and Take philosophy, these documents allow you to consider how engaging with Givitas or the Reciprocity Ring could best benefit your workforce and business.

In The News

Give and Take is not just another gimmicky solution. Our tools are based in award-winning books, scholar articles, and case studies of Fortune 500 businesses utilizing Givitas and Reciprocity Ring.

Happy Customers

Leadership Team

  • Larry Freed
    Larry Freed CEO and President

    A successful entrepreneur and investor, Larry has a proven track record for building successful companies. He is the author of Managing Forward and the bestselling Innovating Analytics.

  • Dave Jansen
    Dave Jansen Vice President, Technology

    Dave is an experienced technology leader with a deep background in process improvement, team building and technical infrastructure.

  • Sarah Allen-Short
    Sarah Allen-Short Vice President, Marketing

    For nearly 20 years, Sarah has specialized in successful strategic marketing, communications, PR, and content strategy for startup, B2B, and technology companies.

  • Cheryl Baker
    Cheryl Baker Director, Social Capital

    Cheryl is an innovator in the field of social capital and an expert in the translation of social science principles into practice through the design of software and training methodologies.

  • Katie Bennett
    Katie Bennett Director, Customer Success

    Katie is an experienced client success professional with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industries.

  • Krystie Lee
    Krystie Lee Director, Sales

    A results-oriented sales executive, Krystie is a proven leader with experience in technology and SaaS solutions. Her academic background is in organizational psychology.

Board of Directors

  • Wayne Baker
    Wayne Baker Co-Founder, Board Member

    Wayne is a University of Michigan Ross School of Business professor and researcher, a bestselling author, and a consultant in management, leadership, and positive organizational scholarship. He co-developed the Reciprocity Ring, used in public and private sector organizations around the world.

  • Larry Freed
    Larry Freed CEO and President

    A successful entrepreneur and investor, Larry has a proven track record for building successful companies. He is the author of Managing Forward and the bestselling Innovating Analytics.

  • Tony Grover
    Tony Grover Board Member

    Tony is managing director of RPM Ventures. He brings over 25 years of venture capital, operating, and technical knowledge and experience spanning a wide array of industries and corporate settings.

Advisory Board

  • Adam Grant
    Adam Grant Member of Founding Team, Advisor

    Adam is the bestselling author of Give and Take, Originals, and Option B with Sheryl Sandburg. A popular TED Talk speaker, he is also recognized as Wharton’s top-rated professor and one of the world’s 25 most influential management thinkers and Fortune’s 40 under 40.

  • Cheryl Baker
    Cheryl Baker Director, Social Capital

    Cheryl is an innovator in the field of social capital and an expert in the translation of social science principles into practice through the design of software and training methodologies.

  • Wayne Baker
    Wayne Baker Co-Founder, Board Member

    Wayne is a University of Michigan Ross School of Business professor and researcher, a bestselling author, and a consultant in management, leadership, and positive organizational scholarship. He co-developed the Reciprocity Ring, used in public and private sector organizations around the world.

  • Cliff Lampe
    Cliff Lampe Advisor

    Cliff is a professor in the School of Information at the University of Michigan. His speciality is social and technical structures of large scale technology mediated communication.

We'd Love To Hear From You.

Sales: sales@giveandtakeinc.com

Support: support@giveandtakeinc.com

Media and analyst relations: media@giveandtakeinc.com

Blog submissions: blog@giveandtakeinc.com

General inquiries: info@giveandtakeinc.com

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