Thrive in Trying Times with Givitas!
Join a free network for participants of the Thrive in trying Times Teach Out!
Connect with peers and other leaders on the topics that matter to you most.
Ask questions, get advice, help others. Then pay it forward to someone else…
Givitas is Kinder, Gentler Social Networking
We’re thrilled to introduce a new community for people associated with the Thrive in Trying Times Teach Out.
Givitas is place to exchange help, advice, connections, resources, and ideas. You may have heard of Givitas’ co-founders.
One is University of Michigan Ross School of Business professor Professor Wayne Baker, the first director of the Center for Positive Organizations. He’s also author of groundbreaking research on asking for help, All You Have to Do is Ask.
Another is Adam Grant, who has studied the personal and benefits of generosity for most of his life, including writing the bestseller Give and Take, giving one of the most watched TED talks, and hosting the popular Work Life podcast.
Membership is Givitas is free, and members use the community to exchange information on topics like:
- Personal growth
- Thriving in trying times
- Creating positive work environment
- Anything else you need help, advice, or resources about.
It’s completely free to join and should take less than 5 minutes a week to participate.
If you need help logging in or have any questions about Givitas, please contact email@example.com.
How Givitas Works
“No question is a bad question.”
- Log in to Givitas and ask for help, provide help, search a repository of institutional knowledge, collaborate, and connect in less than 5 minutes a day
- Asking for help is incredibly easy, reducing stigmas and barriers, and you don’t have to know who to ask
- Providing help is quick and efficient, with robust notifications and engagement tools to notify you when someone needs help
- Givitas provides guidance on making requests and responses, with educational prompts that assist you in crafting a productive request
- Givitas creates and records organizational memory developing a valuable asset for future searches
Givitas is Easy to Use on Web or Mobile
"Givitas is an invaluable tool to allow professionals to network and connect. This community has saved me an extraordinary amount of time. Thank you, Givitas!"
“In a world where poor knowledge-sharing costs Fortune 500 companies $31.5 billion annually, Givitas’ potential positive impact on employers is clear.”
“Givitas helps build bridges across an organization and makes it easier for both newcomers and senior leaders to ask for and offer help!”
“I like that people in our [Givitas] community come from different diverse fields and backgrounds. I use Givitas when a challenge is new to me, and there's a feeling of satisfaction whenever I provide real help to someone else.”
The idea of a platform just for exchanging help is simple but brilliant."
"[Givitas] is a tool that helps build bridges across an organization and makes it easier for both newcomers and senior leaders to ask for--and offer--help."
"The information I got in one request saved me at least a week and $1500, maybe more. The successful referral also advanced our startup process, gaining me credibility with my board. Worth a lot as a new founder!"
"Givitas gives me an opportunity to have some unusual requests granted that I wouldn't elsewhere. It feels productive and satisfying. I feel smarter and more resourceful."
"One of the more powerful ways to learn and grow into your career is to feel comfortable asking for help. Asking for help is not a sign of weakness or of lack of work ethic, it's a sign of strength and confidence."
“Givitas can make asking for and getting help from other employees simple – which can make your business a lot more efficient and effective.”
"We implemented Givitas with a geographically and departmentally dispersed group charged with driving new product and service innovation. Givitas really helped us improve knowledge sharing and collaboration across this team while speeding up innovation and building stronger connections."
“I regularly received offers for all of my requests; the notifications and daily digest were also really helpful.”
I have learned SO MUCH from this group. I really want to share and help others because I have gained so much. [In other networks] answers are often brief and (sometimes) snarky. With Givitas, people seem more accountable and I have followed up with individuals after a request to obtain additional information."
"Engagement comes from being in an environment where you build relationships with the company and the team, where you feel trusted, where you're getting the support you need."
"Givitas by Give and Take is the web platform that takes the Reciprocity Ring concept to the next level."
"Givitas has been quite valuable, making it easy for me to both give and receive. In once instance, 19 generous givers offered me 39 useful ideas in just 13 days - far exceeding the quality and response rate using traditional collaboration tools."
"I am learning how to seek help without shame. Giving help comes much easier to me naturally, but asking for help is hard. I am learning everyday on this platform. Thank you Givitas."
"The time I saved was in not having to come up with ideas that I may not necessarily have come up with anyway.”
"It created a better sense of our community. It proactively positioned people to ask for - and offer - assistance to the group."
"Givitas is powerful within teams, but it really shines as a cross-organization tool that connects subject matter experts across the company to get the right answers to simple questions in minutes instead of chasing the answers for days. It’s not often that a business tool comes along that can both improve productivity and make the office a better place to work at the same time, but Givitas is such a tool!"