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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
"I made a nice connection with a like-minded individual!"
"A few minutes in Givitas saved me 5-10 hours of research, and it was awesome connecting with new people who have shared interests."
"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 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."
“Givitas can make asking for and getting help from other employees simple – which can make your business a lot more efficient and effective.”
"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 regularly received offers for all of my requests; the notifications and daily digest were also really helpful.”
"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!"
"The hallmark of any great work culture is that people care as much about each other’s success as their own. Many organizations never reach that level of 'productive generosity’, and it’s not because people aren’t willing to give. It’s because they’re afraid to ask for help. Givitas reduces the stigma of asking for help and enables people to give in five minutes a day.“
"The simplicity of sharing, helping, and learning in a fairly closed group is liberating and profound."
The idea of a platform just for exchanging help is simple but brilliant."
"I felt very confident in using Givitas as a forum for my question. Spending 5 minutes in the platform saved me easily two hours and more than $700."
“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.”
“Givitas helps build bridges across an organization and makes it easier for both newcomers and senior leaders to ask for and offer help!”
“Givitas created a better sense of our community. ”
"Givitas by Give and Take is the web platform that takes the Reciprocity Ring concept to the next level."
"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.”
"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."
"It created a better sense of our community. It proactively positioned people to ask for - and offer - assistance to the group."
"Asking for help at work is absolutely essential to a productive, successful, and fulfilling life. Givitas makes asking for help easy.