Rajiv Rajendra, CEO and Ajay S. Ramachandran, Head of TechnologySince the prehistoric era, practice-based experiences have played a major role in knowledge acquisition and skill development. From the old Chinese form of using an Abacus to modern simulation systems, practice has been an innate part of learning strategy. In today’s workplaces populated by workers who have digitally-driven lives, learning through practice has to be equally cutting edge. Enter Aktrea, a company helping organizations take the digital path for practicing skills through gamified environments.
Catering to the learning needs of corporate and government organizations, Aktrea enables customers to better engage their employees for performance enhancement by implementing unique gamified learning solutions. "We are not in the race for building badges, awards, and leaderboards; our focus is to excel as a strategic partner for our customers, bringing high value technology to improve the learning experience," says Rajiv Rajendra, CEO, Aktrea. Utilizing their innovation and design lab as well as a team of design experts, Aktrea comprehends the customer’s learning needs and customizes their content in the most attractive format. The company provides solutions with analytics capabilities that allow companies to have the visibility into the employees’ overall progress. Leveraging cloud and Artificial Intelligence technology, Aktrea builds scalable solutions that allow customers to introduce programs at the global level, with personalized options for different languages and regions. Furthermore, through their ‘Build Your Own Training’ approach, Aktrea provides their technology platform for customers to build their own custom learning games. "Aktrea’s unique combination of content, technology, and expertise is aimed at democratizing the learning process by providing customers the freedom to develop games based on their business requirements," says Ajay S. Ramachandran, Head of Technology, Aktrea.
Rajiv opines that while most companies focus on achieving enhanced digital interactions with customers, the employees should also be accorded with a similar digital experience. "Several companies struggle to build an internal social network to understand the employees and address areas such as diversity and compliance," says Rajendra. To this end, Aktrea’s technology allows companies to build internal social networks that yield key data about the employees' strength and behavior.
Aktrea’s unique combination of content, technology, and expertise is aimed at democratizing the learning process by providing customers the freedom to develop games based on their business & people requirements
With this information, the management and the HR team can build a better roadmap in boosting workforce performance.
For instance, a global organization, which was going through business expansion, approached Aktrea to improve the leadership skills of their employees. Aktrea used a gamified environment and social community to empower the employees while allowing them to align with the company's vision. Aktrea worked closely with the CEO and the head of the HR to create a social network and community through the use of technology and content. Through this platform, the management team achieved visibility across the organization and ensured the whole company was working towards a common business goal.
“Besides, Aktrea has started building in Artificial Intelligence into learning, simulating real-life experiences across industries,” informs Rajendra. Having experience in training, leading businesses and building technology, the inception of Aktrea was a natural progression for Rajendra & Ramachandran to address learning needs through practice. Today, Aktrea is focused on imparting knowledge as a combination of learning and engagement in a platform-agnostic manner. The rampant technology innovation and the rise of digital as the way of life has allowed the company to increase the scope of their offerings and make a stronger impact in the customer's learning journey. With deep understanding of different industries, technologies, leadership, and the learning process, the company strides ahead to push the boundaries in skill development and workforce performance.