The origins of Gestalt are seeded in a study, organized by co-founder Rajesh Makhija, in which we surveyed over two hundred CEOs in collaboration with Knowledge@Wharton and Fortune. Gestalt co-founder, Nidhi, developed The Gestalt Framework at Columbia University in New York. It started with the belief that digital is more than just technology. To be successful in the digital era, an enterprise requires its entire workforce to be digital, not just the technology team.
The Gestalt Framework is rooted in the hypothesis that transforming the existing workforce into a digitally competent unit requires a deeply integrated approach of techno-functional prowess, business domain expertise, and most importantly, the digital mindset. During Nidhi’s time at Columbia, this hypothesis was validated with over 100 senior executives of G-2000 companies across the globe. This framework subsequently took commercial shape as Gestalt Inc.
Early in its lifespan, Gestalt acquired Aspire Infolabs, a custom talent development firm founded in 2014. Aspire worked with several Fortune 500 companies, upskilled over 1,000 professionals, and worked closely with many prestigious universities.