are tasked with using their knowledge and networks to make the request happen. Could you imagine a nonprofit association in which members were strategically seeking to help one another through the sharing of their personal networks and resources? What about a coalition of nonprofit organizations meeting in the context of seeking to develop a deeper impact on their local community – how would a reciprocity ring bring growth? In my experience, 80% of requests are given a lead that the requesters would not have been able to make on their own.This teaches people to act like givers because they can see those needs and requests and figure out how to help.They also realize that giving can be more efficient than matching. The ring encourages people to ask for help that their colleagues weren’t aware they needed and efficiently sources each request to the people most able to fulfill it. When it comes to organizational cultures, the lesson here is a powerful one: if you want it, go and give it. What could be achieved in your organization—and what giving norms would develop—if groups of people got together weekly for 20 minutes to make requests and help one another fulfill them? How would this giving grow your organization and impact your community? Adam Grant is a management professor at the Univer- sity of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School where he is the youngest full professor and top-rated teacher. He has been recognized as one of HR’s most influential inter- national thinkers, BusinessWeek’s favorite professors, and the world’s top 40 business professors under 40. He is the author of Give and Take , a New York Times bestselling book that has been translated into 27 lan- guages and has been named one of the best books of 2013 by Amazon, the Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal , as well as one Oprah’s riveting reads, Harvard Business Review’s ideas that shaped manage- ment, and The Washington Post’s books every leader should read.
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