Reciprocity Ring

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

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Nearly 100,000 people in more than 15 countries have participted.

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.

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“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

A dynamic group exercise

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, it 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 this powerful exercise, including executives, managers, and professionals in many different types of companies, industries, and locations around the world.

Enjoy real 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:

Monetary values of benefits achieved typically exceeds $150,000
Time saved by participants typically exceeds 1,600 hours
The exercise 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.

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Virtual or in-person settings

The Reciprocity Ring was traditionally done as a face-to-face, in-person group exercise. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the continuing remote-working trends, we have developed an equally powerful virtual version of the activity that can be performed with remote participants using our training materials and video conferencing.

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  • Break into small groups of up to 24 per group
  • Each group has a facilitator
  • Groups do either one or two rounds of requests and offers
  • We provide all training and materials
employees connecting virtually


  • Uses videoconferencing technology and the Givitas platform to capture and visualize requests and offers
  • Can be done in one class or session or split over two sessions
  • We provide everything you need, including facilitator training, a Givitas platform, and presentation.
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While the Reciprocity Ring is a one-time, dynamic group exercise,is a software platform that puts its principles 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.

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