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Our Story

Our vision is to create digitally empowered workforces – capable, connected, and inspired.

At Gestalt, we understand that the rapid pace of change is forcing organizations to become digital organizations to stay on top. However, becoming a digital enterprise doesn’t have to be an overwhelmingly expensive or time-consuming proposition. There’s a less invasive and more sustainable way to get there.

Through developing the digital expertise within your own workforce and establishing a digital culture, your enterprise can quickly reach such a transformation. At Gestalt, we are obsessively passionate about it and we help organizations achieve it!

Our Origins

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.

Our Name

Origins of the Name Gestalt

The word Gestalt stands for an absolute whole that is more than the sum of its manifested parts. The name evolved instinctively as the founding team was deliberating on digital mindset. They concluded that the digital mindset is more than a combination of technical competency, business knowledge, and soft skills. The true gestalt spirit has been a guiding force behind all aspects of our learning philosophy that powers the Gestalt organization.