Allowing disorientation to continue
Coaches who neglect to orient a learner/employee or postpone orientation may find themselves with a potentially effective learner/employee whose work is starting to flounder.
Such learner/employees are off track because no one has taken the time to put them on the right track by clarifying the performance level expected of them or filling skill gaps first identified during recruitment but neglected in the hurry to get them to work.
Learner/employees shouldn’t be forced to fill the gaps in either expectations or skills by trial and error.
The likelihood is too great that they will make mistakes, injure their self-confidence, get reputations as poor performers, and become subjects not for coaching but for counseling.