Importance of Perceptual Skills in Motor Training

by - 7/25/2018 10:57:00 PM

One's behavior is an individual’s own private experience. An individual’s report of experiences of and with other individuals around us would have become impossible if there was no attainable way of knowing our surroundings, and the organisms in it. With the help of our senses, we acquire our knowledge of the world. Hence, without a sensation or a stimulus, there would have been no perception. In order to value the importance of the sensory processes in the behavior manifested by the humans and our experiences, one needs to imagine himself without one or more of his senses. The sense organs are tools that capture these stimuli and the change in it or the sensations.

Sensations are sometimes the very simple experiences, and it is closely related to what is going on in the sensory systems themselves. Our sensory, motor, and perceptual skills all develop from the manipulation, mere practice and recognition of our senses and the sensations in them. Any person who fails to do so immediately is not attentive or not careful. And the individual who is persistently in attendance is usually prone to accidents. This trait of his makes him extremely unfit for any job in an organization. For a person to develop any skill, one needs to have sound intellectual abilities, aptitude, and interest in the same field. But the foremost thing which an individual should have in order to develop the intellect, interest, and aptitude is the most fundamental of all things; it is which sustains all needs and desires, and pushes a person to perceive with his own senses.

It is a sensation or a simple stimulus. Sensations are the root cause of perceptions. But it is very difficult to distinguish sensations and perceptions distinctly because often the simple sensory processes are modified into perceptions, by the brain incessantly. Hence, the sensory input is constantly getting modified; what we actually experience at anytime is never recognised as a raw sensation, but as a perception. Perception is referred to the way the universe looks, feels, sounds, tastes or smells. In other words, perception is meant by the experiences of a person. Simple perceptions are fundamentally simple sensations and are directly connected to the patterns and the designs of the activities in the sensory channel themselves. Perception is our cognitive control of actively processing sensory information, and making the conscious experience in a person.

A person who is selected in the preliminary and selection interview, and who has gone through various selection tests like the aptitude, intelligence and personality tests, is naturally called for motor Training prior he joins the job. This motor training is entirely based upon kind of job the candidate has applied for. But training has become compulsory in almost all kinds of job nowadays. A skill test in an organization is generally the test of the communication skills of the individual who has been called for administrative roles. But for a person who has been selected for the mechanical and clerical posts, prior to the training, they are assessed via a different test of skills, whether they will be able to grasp the training materials effectively and quickly. How well a person performs on training also depends upon the perceptions of the person, and his ability to communicate with the trainer.

Meaningfulness is a very essential cue of perception. The purpose of stimulus factors is also to search for meanings that provide interrelationships among elements of the stimulus field. The relatedness among the elements of object or subject determines a stable meaning, and thus, they are perceived as aunit. Everyone can teach something to each one of us but not everyone can become a teacher. To be a teacher requires special skills -skills to influence people, skills to motivate the individuals, skills to nurture candidates. A normal healthy person can see their eyes meaning from reading a particular thing. But it often happens with each one of us that at some point of time in life we feel low, or burdened. It is as if we lose the very purpose of life, the very purpose of why we started. Here comes the role of the excellent teachers and trainers who bring us the light to our lost soul. Trainers, guides or teachers whatever they are known as, it is they who are capable of showing us the meaning, the very purpose of our lives.

Also in the business organizations a teacher or a trainer who is bubbling with confidence, self-esteem, intellectual skills, experience and expertisecan only manipulate and reconstruct the trainees sent to them, to make them the best fit for the industrial firm. Thus the organization hands over a very serious responsibility to the hands of the organizational psychologists and the trainees by this. The incumbents, employees are the future of any organization and the organizational psychologists, trainees, teachers working at various levels in the administrative firms are the ones who make them. Needs and desires of a person strongly influence our perception. People want to fulfil their needs and desires through various means. Once the motivation is lost from our life, everything seems to be finished because of even the willpower, and the basic need and desireseem to disappear at that crucial moment. The trainers serve to rekindle the lost motivation of the employees.

Success or failure of any administrative organization ultimately depends upon the quality and grade of its workforce. Complex method of selection has to be used to ensure the quality and capabilities of the manpower. Modern selection process is aimed at finding out the best fit between the job and the workers. Industrial psychologists have improved the selection procedures by constant research and innovations. The great benefits of newly modified selection processes are not yet well understood and often there is resistance to their acceptance.

The use of proper selection procedures must be complemented by training the workers appropriately. Training assumes great significance because today almost every worker has to undergo some training or the other while he is on his job. 

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