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Siksha: An Enabler for Holistic Organizational Growth
Non-technical skills have long been associated with the epitomes: intangible, immeasurable, unquantifiable. And in the world of business administration, the adage ‘if it cannot be measured, it cannot be improved’ is a standard dogma. However, Siksha- the India & UK based learning and development (L&D) company, has been ‘tangibilizing and improving the presumed intangibles.'
Founded in 2002 at Bengaluru in India, by the industry veterans and thought leaders, Padmaja and Jitendra Vaswani, Siksha has emerged as one of the cardinal leadership, sales and service consulting and training solutions provider. Situated in one of the most entrepreneurial countries in the world, which is poised to be the third largest economy, Siksha—through its innovative suite of solutions and highly experienced team of consultants—aspires to be a value enabler for the economic growth and development of India. The company leverages and capitalizes on the phenomenal growth to help organizations emanate as front runners.
With effective leadership and stellar sales team being imperative for an organization’s success for competing in globalized markets, the firm primarily focuses on its leadership and sales development solutions. Adopting the ADCI (Assessment, Development, Coaching, Integration) model with blended learning methodology, the firm’s in-house customized solutions ensure the transition from “Awareness to Application” thus, delivering sustained, self-paced learning and real-time capability development.
Moreover, fathoming the power of simulation and its ability to let one ‘experiment with reality’, Siksha leverages their partnership with Celemi International (A Swedish multinational L&D Firm) delivering comprehensive, bespoke business simulations that enable self-contained experiential learning.
We want to be an L&D firm who is a true partner in the holistic growth and transformation of an organization. This is our aspiration, our passion
Having demonstrated their expertise and agility to cater to organizations at different maturity levels and different industry verticals, Siksha also serves the American (North & South) and the European market through its operations in London (UK).
The knowledge company’s clientele is an impressive and diverse mix. It comprises of some of the Fortune 500 companies looking for a seamless transition to start-ups yearning for disruptive solutions to transition from the VUCA environment. Helping corporations and start-ups—national and international— harness and hone the potential of their human capital, Siksha is positively impacting their clients’ business growth and facilitating the broadening of their global footprint.
In one of their successful client learning journeys, the team at Siksha has been providing one of the largest professional services firm in the world, business simulation solutions for the capability enhancement of its top management workforce. Their services have not only helped the team develop a holistic business perspective but also helped the client in talent retention.
In another instance, Siksha helped a reputed product-based MNC nurture an entourage of enterprise leaders who were able to tap into new market opportunities. Padmaja asserts, “We want to be an L&D firm who is a true partner in the holistic growth and transformation of an organization. This is our aspiration, our passion.”
Having been in the industry since the mid-90s, Padmaja is responsive to the humongous evolution of the L&D industry. She proudly states, “We are happy to be in the right place, at the right time. Being part of a nation that is comfortable with growth helps us build our momentum to nurture and enable growth.” Therefore, to satiate the learning appetite of a burgeoning and demanding market, the firm is exploring different innovative solutions and aiming to expand its offerings and partner network by exploiting best-of-breed technologies and collaborating with transformational solution providers.
As an architect of talent development, Siksha relentlessly strives to act as a catalyst. The firm envisages instigating the realization among every organization that learning and development is not a dispensable expense but an indispensable investment. From Padmaja’s vantage point, “The day the industry takes L&D as an investment towards talent-capability development, that day Siksha’s golden vision will be achieved.”