By Sherrie Haynie | October 31, 2019

Team development at its best produces lasting behavioral change that, with any luck, results in higher performance metrics, improved communication and better work engagement. Can learning be both fun and productive? In my consulting experience, I’ve found that the most effective kind of learning is indeed fun — and that’s the idea behind an increasingly popular training technique: experiential learning.

While there are probably a number of fancy definitions for experiential learning, at its core it is simply learning by doing and reflecting. When done right, it can help with anything ranging from leadership style and individual and team success to communication and conflict management. To understand how to apply experiential learning, it helps to first take a look at its theoretical roots.

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