Revolutionize Your Network with the Reciprocity Ring Event

The Reciprocity Ring is a one-time, face-to-face exercise that makes asking for and offering help easy. Learn how to put Reciprocity Ring principles into action every day for your organization using Givitas, a scalable technology platform that makes it easy to ask for help.


Nearly 100,000 people in more than 15 countries have taken part in a Reciprocity Ring.


Used in corporations like Deloitte, Dow, Goldman Sachs and Google.


It is currently used in 17 of the top 20 business schools in America and abroad.

Adam Grant Givitas co-founder

"The Reciprocity Ring is a revolutionary exercise in corporate give and take—a remarkable experience that changes the way we see helping, problem-solving, and social networks."

–Adam Grant, author of Give and Take

About the Reciprocity Ring

The Reciprocity Ring is a dynamic group exercise that applies the “pay-it-forward” principle to your team or group while creating and cementing high-quality connections.

People who use the Reciprocity Ring get the information they need and solve real problems, both personal and professional. Moreover, the Reciprocity Ring energizes a group, creating strong relationships that help individuals and organizations.

Proven and reliable, the Reciprocity Ring is also simple, systematic, and scalable. It can be used with groups ranging from 12 to 500. To date, nearly 100,000 people have used the Reciprocity Ring, including executives, managers, and professionals in many different types of companies, industries, and locations around the world.

Reality-Based Results

The Reciprocity Ring does not deal in hypotheticals — its performance is backed up with hard data from real-world experience. We record and track the results of the Ring. Our evidence shows that during the Reciprocity Ring experience:

  • The monetary values of benefits achieved typically exceeds $150,000
  • The time saved by participants typically exceeds 1,600 hours.
  • The Reciprocity Ring builds community, strengthening the network of relationships among participants.
  • Real business benefits are achieved.

The Reciprocity Ring is transformative — and informative. Not only will you learn solutions to your issues, but you’ll also learn more about your colleagues and co-workers.

Givitas Brings the Power of Reciprocity Ring Every Day

While the Reciprocity Ring is a one-time, dynamic group exercise, Givitas is a software platform that brings the principles of the Reciprocity Ring into practice on a daily basis. Givitas participants make requests and offers just as they do in a Reciprocity Ring, but they do so every day, spending less than 5 minutes a day connecting with others and building a giving culture, but doing so on an ongoing basis.

Benefits Reciprocity Ring Givitas
One-time exercise x
Requires in-person participation x
Dynamic group exercise x
Builds or reinforces a giving culture x x
Improves relationships, networks, and bonds x x
Improves knowledge sharing – saving time and money x x
Makes asking for and giving help easy and safe x x
Fast and efficient x
Implants a habit of giving — useful every day x
Appropriate for large or geographically distributed group x
Captures organizational memory x

Reciprocity Ring Testimonials

  • "Reciprocity is the key to creating social capital, and amassing social capital is the number one way to achieve success in business and life . . . If you want to catapult your business into higher and higher realms of success and dramatically improve employee performance, I can tell you from experience that the Reciprocity Ring is the answer.”

    Ivan Misner Founder and Chairman at Business Networking International (BNI)
  • "Whether I am training CEOs, sales people, law partners, women or men, or international students, the Reciprocity Ring is golden."

    Brian Uzzi Professor of Management and Organizations, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
  • "Givitas by Give and Take is the web platform that takes the Reciprocity Ring concept to the next level."

    Sharon Danzinger Control Chaos
  • "These exercises demonstrated social capital concepts very well and made quite an impression. For my first exercise, I asked for a somewhat easy request. The second exercise I submitted was a very detailed and work-oriented request. I was amazed - I received three solid leads. Others were equally impressed. Bottom line - these exercises were well worth the time to demonstrate the concept, significantly aid team building and last but not least were fun."

    Ford Executive
  • "We use Givitas with our students as a follow-up to the Reciprocity Ring. We have seen students access valuable resources through the platform, build community, and in the process learn about the power of giving for networking.”​

    Bill McEvily Rotman School of Management
  • "It delivered fully on its promise and left students recognizing the untapped power of simply asking for help and assisting others."

    Leonard A. Schesinger Baker Foundation Professor, Harvard Business School
  • "It was a deeply humanizing experience to watch one person after another, many of whom had never met, step up to help meet the need of someone else."

    Mary Ceccanese Executive Education Affiliate, University of Michigan
  • "We include the Reciprocity Ring as an exercise in our ‘Fundamentals’ workshop within our High Performing Team program…team members are amazed at the responses they receive."

    Carol S. Maskin, M.D. Vice President Product Realization/Drug Innovation & Approval
  • "The Reciprocity Ring is proving to be a powerful and insightful tool that has real practical application in problem solving for bottom-line business results. The Reciprocity Ring builds trust and relationships by creating new and fast connections where they might not have existed otherwise. The Ring finds solutions in unexpected places, ultimately helping people get the information they need now."​

    Karen De-Cuir-DiNicola Former Manager, Diversity Initiatives, General Motors Corporation

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