There are a lot of different learning styles out there; not everyone is suited to listening to a lecture, then going off to perform a task or follow a procedure. Employee training is needed not only to establish expectations on tasks but to impart company goals and culture.
One way to get everyone up to speed is trough experiential learning, a process where students or employees get their hands dirty while practicing a new task, then reflecting on what happened. The process has a number of advantages, including employing multiple senses and emotional connections when training, in order to create stronger memories.
Below, member of Forbes Coaches Council talk about why they favor the use of experiential learning to train employees.