The fifth principle of the Go-Giver philosophy and framework we share is The Law of Receptivity, which tells us - The key to effective giving is to stay open to receiving. That being said, staying open and receptive to the gifts of others is something many really struggle with. 

This a real problem because giving and receiving are simply two sides of the very same coin and they work in tandem. To focus on one while trying to minimise the other is really an exercise in futility because every giving is made possible only because it's also a receiving.  And every receiving is made possible only because it's also a giving.  

This is the natural flow of human interaction in sales, in business and in life, however if you close yourself off to the the receiving part you're undermining your own success.

In order to address this issue and turbo charge teamwork and collaboration we have partnered with Give and Take to bring their world famous Reciprocity Ring program to leading companies, schools, colleges and universities across Australia for the first time.


The Reciprocity Ring is a high energy, group-level activity that enables participants to give and get help, strengthen group cohesion, and generate positive emotions.

Participants engage in acts of paying it forward while expanding their networks and gaining concrete benefits such as solving a problem, gathering critical information for a task, or receiving a referral to someone who can help with a project.  Standard groups range from 24 to 75 people but can also accommodate groups as large as 500.  A typical group of 24 people realises benefits valued at over $150,000 and saves over 1,600 hours of time. Many groups achieve even more!

The Reciprocity Ring is used to build high performance teams, break down silos, create a culture of collaboration and change and generate new sources of value creation, creativity and innovation by hundreds of leading companies around the world. A small selection of corporate clients include:

Many of the worlds leading schools and educational institutions also use the Reciprocity Ring to help students and faculty members learn that workplaces thrive when people generously give help to one another. They include:

At the end of your Ring experience, you will walk out with a “Wow!”

The reason? People who use the Ring meet their actual needs, both personal and professional. They get the information they need. They solve real problems. That’s because the Reciprocity Ring emphasises the importance of solutions.

During your Reciprocity Ring experience, you will:

  • Learn the power and practice of reciprocity

  • Find solutions to your issues while focusing on contributing to others

  • Build trust as you learn about and help one another

Try On The Ring

To learn more about the Reciprocity Ring and how it can turbo charge teamwork and collaboration across your team, organisation or community. Please click on the button below to download an introductory brochure.

What People Are Saying

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, Wharton Professor and author of the best seller, Give & Take
It has also allowed for us to showcase to the participants their ability to solve a personal and professional need with simple outreach.
— Mahmood U. Sheikh, Deputy Executive Director Idaho State Bar/Idaho Law Foundation, Inc.
It delivered fully on its promise and left students recognizing the untapped power of simply asking for help and assisting others
— Leonard A. Schlesinger, Baker Foundation Professor, Harvard Business School
It was a deeply humanizing experience and incredibly powerful as I watched one person after another, many of whom had never met, step up to help meet the need of someone else in the group.
— Mary Ceccanese, Executive Education Affiliate, University of Michigan
The Reciprocity Ring™ is a powerful and insightful tool for diversity initiatives 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 Diversity Expert and Founder of kd3worx


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:

Real business benefits are achieved

  • 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

  • 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.