The needs of an Organisation and the needs of Individuals within
it, can present a climate where both are in continual conflict
with each other.
By placing the emphasis where possible, to make the needs of individuals
a necessary priority; Organisations are reaping the benefits of
a caring environment with a workforce that is much more likely
to be well motivated, fresh, enthusiastic and loyal.
A number of forward thinking companies are building for the future
by recognising these values and actively recruiting staff by encouraging
them to place their individual and family needs on a high priority
In doing so these companies are attempting to safe guard their
staff against the pressures and the accumulation of work related
stress, ultimately leading to average enthusiasm and poor work
performance, together with many health related problems and burnt
Escape believes in encouraging an awareness of individual needs
during our courses, recognising that maximum learning and transfer
can be achieved in a positive climate where the balance between
experiencing, reviewing, concluding reflecting and relaxation,
all have their place.
The requirement to achieve a satisfactory balance between Quality
and Quantity in the workplace creates an ever-present dilemma
for a company.
Many of todays leading Organisations have recognised the
delicate balance that exists and the need to achieve an equity
between the two, in achieving optimum results both in the short
but more particularly long term.
Escape runs programmes with a high emphasis on Quality, being
well aware that a programme with little time set aside for reflection
and review is detrimental to the process of learning.
We aim to achieve a balance with an emphasis on the Quality of
Delivery to maximise learning.
Escape promotes learning in a non-threatening, positive and well-managed
environment as a foundation to all that we do.
We believe that taking time out to review performance is the most
effective medium for promoting development and lasting learning.
We work in a positive and open climate so that people are receptive
to comments and perceptions whether confirming good practice or
highlighting areas to work on.
All reviews follow the format of making progress towards better
performance by confirming good practice, highlighting areas where
improvements could be made and actively agreeing how to ensure
good practice and continual improvement is maintained.
We encourage participants to record key points during courses
and we provide relevant, thought provoking, written information
to support theories and areas discussed, in the form of a course
At Escape we recognise the Quality of Learning to be gained from
an approach that gives its course members the time to reflect
on the key issues and the space to consider solutions in a progressive
and supportive environment.
Research suggests that whilst at rest the brain is able to perform
functions that can promote learning and understanding.
We recognise that our courses should offer a balance between experience,
reviewing, concluding and reflecting to accommodate different
individual learning styles.
The most valuable, innovative and productive resource of any organisation
is without question, people.
Many companies and individuals recognise this fact, but still
put their full emphasis into the daily nuts and bolts of production,
sales, cash flow etc. with less regard for the effect on its individuals.
Obtaining a balance between these priorities is indicated as a
key factor in effective organisations.
Consider the fact that 90% of an Organisations problems
can be solved at grass roots levels with good communication. It
then follows that valuing the contributions and encouraging the
opinions of each and every member of staff can give a company
the cutting edge in making well-informed decisions and choices.
The following observation is by a Deputy Chairman of a Multi National
Company whilst attending one day of a five day Leadership and
Team Skills Course for Supervisors.
today, I had not recognised the strength and depth of ability
of the people working within this company. If in the future we
value and fully utilise the abilities of all of our staff then
this company has the potential to exceed all expectations whilst
maintaining a trusted, motivated and empowered workforce.
actively encourages organisations to promote a positive climate
where honest individual contributions, without retribution, are
foundation values that lead to an enlightened approach in how
we conduct our business activities.
The ability to actively consider the needs of people, is a quality
found in all truly effective teams and organisations.
As a foundation for all our business activities we believe in
a People First approach whenever possible. Such a
focus enables us to keep In tune with the developmental
needs of Individuals and to gain valuable feedback which enables
us to ensure that each course we run maximises on relevance for
our course members.
Companies adopting a People First approach whenever possible experience
increased returns in enthusiasm, motivation, loyalty and output
from their staff.
It makes ultimate sense when recognising people as the most valuable
asset of any company, to protect and nurture their development
and well - being.
Escape gives safety, priority above all else.
Our Courses range from indoor based programmes, to more active
programmes outside. All our courses focus on Challenging Management
Skills rather than the survival ability of individuals.
From whichever end of the spectrum, Escape courses offer an exacting,
enjoyable and meaningful approach.
All personnel hold appropriate National Governing Body awards
and we maintain favourable tutor ratios with groups to maximise
learning and safety.
Back at Work
Whilst recognising Skills, Techniques and Best Practice in our
courses at Escape, our aim is to provide individuals and teams
with the ingredients, skills and awareness to better manage their
environment at work.
By improving the environment, teams and individuals can effectively
Escape from, or reduce the effect of, the day-to-day
pressures that arise or are created by inefficiencies or a lack
of awareness within an organisation.
We do not promise to remove all pressure but we do promise however,
that by applying the skills and techniques that our courses highlight,
an organisation can go a long way to reducing the levels of stress
encountered on a daily basis and can create a work environment
where support within a team is infectious.
Honesty and Integrity
Simplicity, honesty and integrity epitomise the very core of our
activities at Escape.
We encourage Organisations, Teams, Leaders and Individuals to
strive for these attributes, whilst attending our courses but
more importantly to transfer them back into the heart of the work
At Escape we apply Kolbs Learning cycle to the design of
in our efforts to obtain maximum learning and retention. We know
of no better way than to provide groups and individuals with the
opportunity to experience situations at first hand by being fully
involved in practical, thought provoking enjoyable exercises.
We then apply Kolbs learning cycle around the experience.