Knowledge Collaboration: the New Business Imperative

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The Give and Take Manifesto

We believe in generosity at work. The research shows (and our experience bears out) that when we are helpful to others at work, our job satisfaction, health, sense of wellbeing, work product, [...]

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4 Challenges of Sales Onboarding (and One Solution!)

Onboarding new sales people is a challenge facing every sales leader. According to Training Industry Magazine: “Every extra day reps spend ramping is a day the company loses money. Between long [...]

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4 Effective Collaboration Techniques for Sales Teams

Sales is inherently competitive. And to some degree, it should be. Competition motivates many sales personalities to do their best. But sales can and should also be collaborative, and contrary to [...]

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5 Drawbacks to Traditional Sales Collaboration Techniques (and What Really Works!)

Summary: Salespeople need information almost every day that can help them close deals. Givitas can help large, distributed sales teams collaborate on knowledge, move faster, and sell more.  I’ve [...]

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The Difference Between General-Use and Purpose-Built Platforms

There’s been a lot of news in the last year about how social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn have almost addictive qualities. Since their business models depend on ad [...]

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Why Social Capital Should be a KPI

I’ve been writing recently about why social capital is important and how to improve it. In a recent article in Institutional Investor called The Economic Value of Networking, Ashby Monk argues [...]

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4 Reasons Social Networks Matter at Work

We talk a lot about the importance of social capital here at Give and Take. But what do we mean by it? Social capital refers to the cooperative and productive benefits we get from our social [...]