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Why people choose Maze

Maze’s global training, coaching and consulting delivers increased performance, productivity and profitability by people experiencing amazing results.
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All Maze's courses and programmes include a measured return on investment.
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The Maze, a simple yet sophisticated frame to help you think differently and achieve more.
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Do you get detailed ROI reports from your existing training supplier?

You will with Maze.

Can your employees seek supplemental training without cost to your budget?

They will with Maze.

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Experience Amazing Results

These 3 words encapsulate why each of us at Maze get up in the morning and love our roles in making a difference! We find it highly motivating, fun and very rewarding to work in a business sector that is there to enable people to Experience Amazing Results.

  • Experience (you’ll feel it yourself, it’s personal, you know you have moved on)
  • Amazing (beyond what you initially thought, transformational at times, always sustainable)
  • Results (it’s all about outcome, change, good consequences).

This all happens through the training, coaching and consulting that we do with your people… they Experience Amazing Results because they find that with Maze, learning changes everything.

We get the big picture and we love the detail.

We know the huge impact of small changes in transforming the rate of learning and its sustainability. We know because we have done it, and seen it work.

You and your staff will find there is more simplicity
and less complexity. There is less stress because
we create clarity. It works like this because we focus
on absolutely understanding your needs and using
experience to create new and exciting training.

 
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A Simple Overview

Overview

We specialise in Leadership, Management and Personal Development through training, coaching and consulting learning solutions. With over 20 years experience, we know that learning changes everything and our current, highly relevant and practical approach ensures you experience amazing results whether you work in the Public or Private sector or FTSE 100 company or SME.

We work locally and globally and have worked in Europe, North America and Asia.

Maze focuses on improving the performance, productivity and profitability of your people, to enable your organisation to achieve the maximum return on your investment. We are creators of The Maze© and ZEBRA©, two performance improvement models that guarantee you noticeable results. We measure your results using Role Model Profiling© helping you, your people and organisation to celebrate the difference you are making!

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Why you would be right to choose Maze

Training

Our training delivers what you need it to and we understand that one size does not fit all. Our approach is collaborative and supportive to you and your organisation. We take time to understand your organisation and how the training fits into achieving your vision and we create a training solution – that is current, relevant and practical to apply. Delivering in a fun and memorable way that ensures the maximum learning experience for your people.

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Coaching

You will be aware that coaching is one of the most effective ways to improve performance. We deliver effective coaching in two different formats – ‘One to One’ and ‘One to Many’. ‘One to One’ coaching involves highly experienced coaches, using The Maze© with your Managers, Leaders and Directors around their own specific agenda to realise change and results. ‘One to Many’ involves training your Managers and Leaders to adopt everyday coaching as a way of improving the performance of their colleagues, focusing on the four main areas – Developmental, Behavioural, Instructional and Reactive.

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Consulting

We know that not every challenge and issue you have can be dealt with through a traditional training course or programme and for that reason we offer you a Consultancy service. Be it ‘Business Simulation’, ‘Team Event’, ‘Strategic Facilitation’ or you wanting to create your own ‘Technical Training Academy’, we have the creativity, expertise and meticulous attention to detail to work with you, taking complex projects and converting them into a highly valuable learning experience with the desired results.

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Why Bespoke Solutions

Your training issues may not be dissimilar to other organisations, however, we appreciate your organisation is different – the culture, ethos, vision and how you do things makes yours unique in so many ways. We know from our experience that when you receive the Maze bespoke approach, it’s your issues we address in a way that fits your people’s needs, delivering you the maximum return for your investment.

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Why you would be right to choose Maze

Maze Tools

The Maze© and ZEBRA© were designed by Maze to increase the performance, productivity and profitability of individuals and organisations. They are both simple, sophisticated and focus on aligning your actions to what you want to achieve. You will notice the immediate difference after the first time you use them and that is why those we train can experience amazing results in a highly focussed and practical way.

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Delivering Results

You will rightly want the best value for money when spending your training budget, that is why we measure the difference the training makes. Using our inclusive ROI measurement tool and benchmarking against ‘Role Model Profiles’, you will gain an insight into the return on investment you and your organisation are enjoying for your courses and programmes.

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Why people choose Maze

  • Inclusive ROI measurement of all Maze programmes and courses
  • Ability to benchmark individual improvements to bespoke 'Role Model Profiles'
  • Every Director has over 20 years' experience in Leadership and Management
  • Because, like you, we believe that 'learning changes everything'
  • We work locally and globally………

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Who are Maze?

We specialise in Leadership, Management and Personal Development through training, coaching and consulting learning solutions. Maze knows that learning changes everything and its current, highly relevant and practical approach ensures you experience amazing results whether you work in the Public or Private sector, SME or FTSE 100.

Maze are meaningfully different in our approach to “aligning performance with strategy”, which to many of us, in reality, means “getting people excited and motivated to do, and get better at, what they are paid to do”.

We strive for simplicity… the world is too full of purveyors of complexity! What Maze do is current, relevant and practical training and development that works sustainably as people see that 'what’s in it for them'.

Maze focuses on improving the performance, productivity and profitability of your people and your organisation to achieve the maximum return on your investment. We are creators of The Maze© and ZEBRA©, two performance improvement models that guarantee you noticeable results. We measure your results using Role Model Profiling© to help you, your colleagues and organisation to celebrate the difference you are making!

We create solutions where there are problems… we developed an ROI measurement system to enable Training Managers to gain insight into what has happened. It is deliberately simple to contribute… because contribution is key to success in ROI. We worked long and hard to break through the complexity of other proprietary ROI measurement systems to give people a process that was ‘fit for purpose’, considering the time-pressured reality of the workplace today.

Fred Wilson and Nicola Fowler, Maze’s two founding directors, started Maze in 2002 through their knowledge and experience in that ‘learning changes everything’. Their desire to make that difference, in helping others achieve their full potential and enjoy amazing results, has meant Maze have grown to now work successfully throughout the United Kingdom and in Europe, North America and Asia for people and organisations like yours who want to simply become the best.

 
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ZEBRA©

We developed the ZEBRA© model in 2003... we love it because people ‘get it’ really quickly. What they get is that at the heart of every project, sale or task are people, and working in a time constrained and under-resourced modern workplace, people often get forgotten in the initial stages of planning and assessment. People often only become a priority in the negative… eg. when someone leaves the team or fails to deliver.

ZEBRA© is a pneumonic to focus on the key aspects of the talent involved from studies carried out by Maze Research... their physical state, feelings, confidence, current beliefs, behaviour and choices. These we KNOW to be the true drivers to effective team relationships as well as personal performance.

Z is ZEST
E is EMPOWER
B is BELIEF
R is ROLE MODEL
A is ACTION

Our studies show that using Role Model Profiling, in the assembly of a team, can boost efficiency and effectiveness by 500%. This is primarily due to a commonality of motivational patterns within the group and to the establishment, at the outset, of a clarity as to the purpose leading to a greater alignment of performance, eg. actions are aligned in a direct chain of causation to the objective.

As with the zebra animal, the real differences come from close inspection - when in a group all zebra's look the same but get up close and see the patterns emerge and very clearly no two are the same! This replicates workplace people management scenarios!

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ROI

Maze believes in ROI measurement, so we include it as an integral part of our service. We developed mazeROI© to benchmark the changes that had resulted from training we delivered. We felt it would demonstrate the difference we make. It is a fully online process that uses a 360 assessment process to assess the individual pre and post-training. Information and data is collated, analysed and an executive summary is produced for the customer.

ROI measurement is inclusive at no extra charge with Maze.

 
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The Maze©

The Maze© is a simple yet sophisticated frame that helps you to experience amazing results by thinking differently and achieving more. Its simplicity and practical application makes it positively habit forming.

The Maze©is...

  • A common sense approach
  • Created and used by Maze
  • Based on our 25 years experience
  • A catalyst for positive change
  • It’s tried and tested in real world by us and our customers

You will see that The Maze© focuses on 6 main areas

  • Motivation
  • Objective
  • ZEBRA© (Zest, Empowerment, Belief, Role Model, Action)
  • Accountability
  • Imagination
  • Clarity

There is no one definitive place that you have to start with The Maze© however why appears to be the start place used most often

You can use it …

  • As a self assessment Leadership framework
  • For project management – plan, do and review
  • For coaching be it yourself or others
  • As a meeting format
  • For decision making
  • Career development
  • Strategic alignment
  • On a personal level it has been used to plan parties, reduce a golf handicap, lose weight – the list is endless

The Maze© like any other maze is all about destination, it gives structure to the decisions you make, guides you on your journey and helps you to arrive at the right destination and amaze yourself more often!

Knowing the financial difference
your training makes

We developed mazeROI© so we could benchmark the changes that resulted from the training we delivered. It wasn’t done at the specific request of any customer, more out of our desire that we felt that it would be the best marketing material for us, as well as a motivator in ‘seeing the difference we make’. Since 2008, every Maze course or programme has had an ROI measurement.

It has evolved from the simple Excel spreadsheet of its formative stages (as used in 2005) to a fully online process that enables a 360 feedback process to assess the specifics of individual change post-event. It is usually carried out at 2 monthly intervals, the assessments are collated, analysed and an executive summary produced for the customer.

We make no charge for this! It has enabled Maze and our customers to make meaningful changes to the design and delivery over the last 5 years.

 
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ROI evaluation process

mazeROI is an inclusive service which can ultimately provide you with all the tools and know how to allow your organisation to measure the financial results and skill improvements of any Maze learning intervention.

mazeROI© has been in use by Maze for a number of years and as the demand to measure the financial return on investment of training has soared we have decided to provide it free of charge to all our customers.

So please take some time to view our demo, download some report examples and view our case study to see how mazeROI© can let you really know what’s changed in your organisation.

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The Maze Glossary

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z # Acronyms

ABCDE
Assess, Benchmark, Calculate, Decide, Execute
Accelerated Learning
Mainly based on the work of Dr Georgi Lozanov at the University of Sophia in Bulgaria in the 1950’s and 1960’s combining learning theory and whole brain theory (practical experience and a real life context) to achieve a faster way of learning..
Accountability
Is a phase of The Maze© (see Maze© The) that explores the level of obligation, responsibility and commitment that an individual has for their actions.
Action
The conscious act of doing/starting something. The fourth part of ZEBRA©, the 5-stage people centric integral phase of The Maze© (see Maze© The) refers to the conscious act of doing/starting something in order to achieve the desired change/objective.
Action Learning / Action Learning Sets
A learning technique performed in groups to enable an individual to learn by questioning and involving others in coming up with proposed actions/solutions to a problem or issue.
Active Learning
A process of learning new ideas, skills, behaviours and attitudes through what we do at work. It is learning from doing and often completed through role play exercises or business simulation.
Added Value
The value that is created to a product or service by delivering over and above that expected by the consumer/ customer’s from their initial expectation.
Alignment
A state of agreement, e.g. in the people context people reaching agreement over an issue, problem etc, or in the context of getting things done, spending time doing the things that result in you achieving what you want to achieve (alignment of the ‘want’ and ‘do’)
Analogy
A cognitive process in which an example of a similar problem or issue is used to map out a new solution.
Aptitude
The ability of a learner to acquire a new skill or potential to acquire a new skill given the opportunity to receive effective training.
Assessment
A measurement process used to assess level of current performance, this could be prior or after training has taken place when measured against learning outcomes or could be used to assess certain behaviours that would demonstrate a learning style preference or preference to approach conflict etc.
Assessment and Development Centres (ADCs)
Often used in the process of recruitment to identify the best possible candidate over others for an appointment and used in personal development to assess how an individual will perform in a given criteria or scenario. Both include a series of tailored exercises that are measured around knowledge, skill, attitude and behaviour that is required for a role or for a future personal development opportunity.
Asynchronous Communications
An interaction with another person that takes place not in real time, an example would be where an email message is sent and stored for when the recipient is in a position to access the message.
Attitude
A positive or negative view on a person, place, thing or situation, often related to our own personal beliefs or experiences. In the training context we try to change attitude by initially changing behaviours.
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