Experience – drop by drop…

As a Consulting Firm, our unique expertise is addressing large-scale, un-structured, high-potential issues. This requires us to work on long-term arrangements with policymakers and cluster of clients. We have worked closely with education sector, start-up sector, SME sector, hospitality sector and non-profit sector over last one decade.

A major point to note here is that we have an independent well-designed documentation and publication process that gets all the learning from projects to authoritative content for industry / sector / economy as whole.

Expand the panes below and read some of fascinating accomplishments –

Stories from A Decade+ of Partnerships

Objective:

To design an effective system for acquisition of English language skills

Signal:

English language skills of even those who underwent English medium schooling seems to be inadequate.

Problem:

  • Penetration of English proficiency below 15% in India (English Next, David Graddol)
  • Grammar-centered systems of language training appear incomplete from the point of view of linguistics
  • Social, cultural and functional elements need to become a part of English acquisition experience

Challenge:

  • Deep study of language training and language learning practices
  • Evolving methodology and resources by taking a zero-based approach
  • Popularizing the newly developed system

Milestones:

  • Worked with more than 3600 learners all across the demographic segments from CEOs to peons, from rural to urban, from native Taiwanese language enthusiast to Chhattisgarhi student; and 80+ clients in education and non-profit sector.
  • Developed Addwit Organic English Acquisition System that is closest to brain processes and social processes
  • Published book chapter in Cambridge Scholar Press book on English from Classes to Masses
  • Converted the newly developed methodology into two self-paced device-based programs Addwit English Certifications (Level 1-3) and Expression Builder (Level 1-12) and published number of other resource Books
  • Created Cohort by subscription with daily video magazine – Addwit Expression Builder

Objective:

To identify the root causes of employability among youngsters, and develop a viable scientific scale-able framework that universities can deploy and adopt with ease, or individual students can use as her/his career strategy.

Signal:

Students in the higher education programs like business management, engineering, pharmacy, journalism, hospitality, etc; are employable to the extent of up to 17% maximum (various reports available). There are more than three dozen global white papers and reports available on this severe crisis.

Problem:

  • There is no coherence among stakeholders upon their perception of employability
  • Prevailing employability training system prepare students only for getting the first job; and not for developing a long term career strategy
  • The social process through which the personality traits develop, are not incorporated into the employability training systems

Challenge:

  • Getting the stakeholders, that is, employers, students, parents, education policymakers and skill trainers talk to each other; to come on the same platform
  • Developing an employability training system that could work on peer to peer basis
  • Developing a framework that was scientifically sound as well as pragmatically effective

Milestones:

Objective:

To empower the SME owners, entrepreneur families having traditional approach to business.

Signal:

With the advent of technology, the small business sector is eventually competing with, and even confronting with, corporate sector that has access to enormous capital and resources. This is disturbing both social and economic equilibrium.

Problem:

  • There is no system of entrepreneurship (business owner) development that reaches the grass root level
  • Certain practices of traditional business ownership still remain relevant, and certain elements need to be tweaked
  • Overall confidence building in the family-owned business sector is need of the hour to sustain culture as well as economy
  • The methodology for business ownership development must be a non-academic one

Challenge:

  • Limited language skills among micro and small business owners
  • Low inclination for academic learning among small business owners
  • Addressing the sensitive issues of capital-driven economy, need of maintaining cultural thread, consumerism and overall psyche for wealth creation

Milestones:

  • Worked with 60+ entrepreneur families who owned diverse range of businesses and services
  • Published a methodology based on “Learning by Discourse”, first edition being in Hindi, titled Vyavsaay Upanishad (225 discourses, dozens of techniques for business and business mentoring
  • Addressed the complex issue of transition of business and business leadership across the generations
  • Redefining the SMB sector as “Prosperity Sector”
  • Created the Addwit Vaibhav Sadhana workshop

Objective:

To establish a three way system for meaningful discourse in the trio of school, parents and policy-planners.

Signal:

Thousands of cases of poor attention span, bullying, poor academic performance and personality disorder. The onus for these cannot be fixed on the schools, yet it is one of the key concerns of school administration and teachers.

Problem:

  • Generically, parents feel that it is school’s responsibility to develop child’s performance and personality
  • With the degradation of traditional family system, a philosophy or framework for parenting is also at the verge of crumbling; unless a reliable intervention is available quickly
  • As a result, there is a big question mark as to whose responsibility is the personality of child

Challenge:

  • 4th generation of nuclear family
  • Excessive cultural crisscross due to technology, internet and media
  • High levels of comparison-driven aspiration (which is out-bound rather than in-bound)

Milestones:

  • Worked with about dozen non-profits and 500+ parents
  • Outlined the book – When They Learn; When They Don’t
  • Work in progress – Addwit Family Factor, a daily video magazine for parents
  • Work in progress – Addwit Prosperity Schools: the prosperity-centric school for the parenting, by the parents

Objective:

Creating a rational funding framework for startups and SMEs

Signal:

Recurring cases of businesses facing problems because of working capital and scaling-up capital

Problem:

  • Pure VC-based approach aligned strictly around high-pace ROI not suitable for start-up
  • Most startup founders are not very confident and clear about various options and approaches for capital structure and capital utilization
  • Power of small investors having a vision for supporting business sector needs to be empowered, channelized and activated

Current Priorities

  • Networking and screening potential investors and investees
  • Creating a system where high-potential ideas are available in turn-key mode for aspiring founders
  • Creating a documentation and diligence system

Milestones:

  • Launching Diploma in Social Development
  • Platforming system for creators and scholars having original thinking
  • Addwit Influencer Program

Less Consulting, More Partnership

Startup & SME Business Owners

  • Personalized and self-paced (access in your own device) Coaching for Business  Owners
  • Incubation  for First-time Entrepreneurs
  • Incubation Centers (Coming Soon in Mumbai, Surat, Raipur and Singapore)

Services for Corporate Sector

  • Speaking & Consulting For Work-Life Integration; Values At Business / Workplace and Coaching For Leadership Team
  • Plug-&-Play On-device Access L&D Infrastructure
  • Full-Color Company Story in Coffee-Table Book Format – with High PR and Branding Value

Non-profit & Governance

  • Local leadership & Volunteer Development for education and all other kind of non-profit services
  • Projectized local governance development
  • Use our Think Tank for HR policies and strategie

Addwit Business Services – Well-defined Approach

Top 3 Reasons Why Businesses Struggle; (applies to non-profits and Governments too).

Deep research, quick research or informal research – broad reasons for the struggle of businesses can be grouped together in three categories –

  1. Capital – Shortage & Mismanagement
  2. Low Skills & Grit of the Decision making Team/s
  3. Faulty & Irrational Internal Processes

Surprisingly, most more businesses and social projects do NOT fail because of the capital availability, but because of either the top-team or the systems.

Addwit can assist you in all the three areas. However, we took time and mastered the art of addressing the #2 above; because, as they say, “…it is the man behind the machine that matters…”

Your project is in capable, safe hands

  • Principal Consultant is Arvind Agrawal, PhD, MBA. Visit LinkedIn Profile
  • Associate Consultants as per the requirements of the assignment
  • Interested to join Team Addwit Consulting? Apply here

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