When I started working in lean & six sigma, I got many hours of formal training. I read some books. I really thought I knew how to do things. But I was wrong.
It was when I started doing real work when I could see how important it is learning by doing. In fact, it is probably the only way. I’ve heard many colleagues saying the same thing and have coached people through the same process. And once you have tried it, you know it is the right way. Formal training is necessary, but not enough.
Art Byrne explains the deep relationship between learning and doing in this post. I find it great:
Remember: Focus on the doing!