It’s surprising how many assumptions are blithely made each day in the world of commerce with little evidence to back up those suppositions.

One person who never shied away from calling out jargon-laden management theories was Peter Drucker. This well-known titan of commerce believed there was too much focus on leadership and not enough on the day-to-day decision making that charts the course of a business.

He was right in one regard: Those seemingly small daily or weekly decisions shape a businessman’s destiny over time. One frequent Achilles Heel that brings down a company over time is a lack of on-the-job training.

Perhaps it’s time to take a closer look at your company’s training program. Don’t say you don’t have one. It may be a default position where drifting from one crisis to the next short-circuits opportunities for a structured, engaging training program. If that’s the case for your business, maybe it’s time to apply logic and a systematic approach to ensuring workers are prepared for to fulfill their job descriptions.

One of the most important concepts in training is repetition. While those fortunate Einsteins out there may fly through a training program, memorizing each step in rapid succession, that’s a rare scenario. Most managers will need to repeat training procedures multiple times, with refreshers to address the inevitable drifting that happens in the average workplace.