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Wayne Baker

an American author and sociologist on the senior faculty of the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.

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The biggest barrier to success is our inability to ask for help when we need it. Wayne Baker, a Professor at the University of Michigan, believes that creating a culture of generosity and reciprocity at work leads to our biggest rewards: stronger employee satisfaction, engagement, productivity, and success. Drawing from the insights found in his employment software company—co-founded with Adam Grant—and his upcoming book All You Have To Do Is Ask, Baker teaches us how to tap into our potential by using our greatest resource: each other.

In his latest book All You Have To Do Is Ask, Wayne Baker reframes the notion of asking for help. There are many reasons we might not ask for help: we underestimate the willingness of others to give it; we over-value self-reliance; we consider it a sign of weakness; we fear being seen as selfish. Circumventing these obstacles can be difficult, but it’s absolutely crucial to our success that we do. As a Professor of Management and Organizations at the University of Michigan, Baker has the academic research to back up his claims. His book offers science-backed strategies—favored by companies like Google, GM, and IDEO—to transform the act of asking for help from a loathsome task into a powerful organizational habit with valuable results.

The book includes “The Reciprocity Ring,” a revolutionary group exercise that Baker developed to help build community, strengthen relationships, and make giving and receiving help an effortless experience. “It's easier to ask for what you need when you learn that asking an intelligent request actually increases others' perception of your competence,” Baker explains to Forbes. To date, “The Reciprocity Ring” has been used by nearly 100,000 professionals worldwide, and features tangible real-world results. The exercise is offered by Give and Take, the company that Baker co-founded with his wife, social science innovator Cheryl Baker, and psychologist Adam Grant. In addition to “The Reciprocity Ring,” the company also created Givitas: a scalable technology platform that helps share knowledge across teams, severing bureaucratic hierarchies in favour of open, lateral information exchange. Supported by Baker’s award-winning research, Give and Take shows us how to develop a culture of generosity at work, leading to happier, more efficient, and successful teams.

Baker is Robert P. Thome Professor of Business Administration, as well as a Professor of Management & Organizations at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. He is a Professor of Sociology at the University, and a Faculty Associate at the Institute for Social Research. His work focuses on social networks, generosity, values, and positive organizational scholarship. He has published several books on his research, as well as scholarly articles, appearing in The Harvard Business Review and Chief Executive Magazine. Baker serves as Faculty Director of the Center for Positive Organizations, a world-class research center focusing on positive organizational scholarship. Prior to joining the Ross faculty, Baker was on the faculty at the University of Chicago School of Business. He earned his Ph.D. in sociology from Northwestern University and was a post-doctoral research fellow at Harvard Business School.

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Wayne Baker

an American author and sociologist on the senior faculty of the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.

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Wayne Baker Biography

The biggest barrier to success is our inability to ask for help when we need it. Wayne Baker, a Professor at the University of Michigan, believes that creating a culture of generosity and reciprocity at work leads to our biggest rewards: stronger employee satisfaction, engagement, productivity, and success. Drawing from the insights found in his employment software company—co-founded with Adam Grant—and his upcoming book All You Have To Do Is Ask, Baker teaches us how to tap into our potential by using our greatest resource: each other.

In his latest book All You Have To Do Is Ask, Wayne Baker reframes the notion of asking for help. There are many reasons we might not ask for help: we underestimate the willingness of others to give it; we over-value self-reliance; we consider it a sign of weakness; we fear being seen as selfish. Circumventing these obstacles can be difficult, but it’s absolutely crucial to our success that we do. As a Professor of Management and Organizations at the University of Michigan, Baker has the academic research to back up his claims. His book offers science-backed strategies—favored by companies like Google, GM, and IDEO—to transform the act of asking for help from a loathsome task into a powerful organizational habit with valuable results.

The book includes “The Reciprocity Ring,” a revolutionary group exercise that Baker developed to help build community, strengthen relationships, and make giving and receiving help an effortless experience. “It's easier to ask for what you need when you learn that asking an intelligent request actually increases others' perception of your competence,” Baker explains to Forbes. To date, “The Reciprocity Ring” has been used by nearly 100,000 professionals worldwide, and features tangible real-world results. The exercise is offered by Give and Take, the company that Baker co-founded with his wife, social science innovator Cheryl Baker, and psychologist Adam Grant. In addition to “The Reciprocity Ring,” the company also created Givitas: a scalable technology platform that helps share knowledge across teams, severing bureaucratic hierarchies in favour of open, lateral information exchange. Supported by Baker’s award-winning research, Give and Take shows us how to develop a culture of generosity at work, leading to happier, more efficient, and successful teams.

Baker is Robert P. Thome Professor of Business Administration, as well as a Professor of Management & Organizations at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. He is a Professor of Sociology at the University, and a Faculty Associate at the Institute for Social Research. His work focuses on social networks, generosity, values, and positive organizational scholarship. He has published several books on his research, as well as scholarly articles, appearing in The Harvard Business Review and Chief Executive Magazine. Baker serves as Faculty Director of the Center for Positive Organizations, a world-class research center focusing on positive organizational scholarship. Prior to joining the Ross faculty, Baker was on the faculty at the University of Chicago School of Business. He earned his Ph.D. in sociology from Northwestern University and was a post-doctoral research fellow at Harvard Business School.

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  • How much does it cost to book Wayne Baker?

    Booking fees for Wayne Baker, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Wayne Baker, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Wayne Baker?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Wayne Baker for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Wayne Baker for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Wayne Baker or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Wayne Baker or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Wayne Baker is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Wayne Baker for your event is available upon request. Wayne Baker generally travels from MI, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Rijn Vogelaar, Daniel Altman, Mark Hughes, Bruce Kasanoff and Gary Hirshberg. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Wayne Baker for an upcoming event.

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