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The difference between training and guidance.

Let us first say what the similarities of training and guidance are… Training might include desks and school along with vocational training which is done on the job. My point of view is that vocational training can include distancing but guidance is the part of training that the trainee does things and the trainer has to check the things that were done physically. Guidance is mostly applicable where new programs are installed. There might be manuals but there is not anything like the practical experience. It is very important for someone to see in practice what has to be done and then have the manual for any other questions that may arise.

In any position that we have, the unknown is very scary and therefore, it brings stress if there is nobody to show how the procedures are. In this case stress is justified because it derives from something that is totally unknown, and only met by a manual. Then when the person comes to where the program is installed, and the only guidance is only through the basic steps and not through critical information, that will be a very important point to the appraisal of the data in the program that was entered in the system. This is guidance. Experimenting might be lethal… Why? Because somebody who does not know might tamper things due to the ignorance because no practical guidance has been given to the person to accomplish correctly the relevant task.

There might be issues that a new person cannot see or notify about different procedures, and only a person who does this all the time can distinguish them. This is another way of guidance. A new person can either ask all the time or execute procedures as perceived.

Training can be done even by self study through the web or in the office. Training cannot exist without guidance and guidance cannot exist without training. Those two are like a circle that help the person adopt ways to do tasks correctly and with less mistakes. Training and guidance help us delete the possibility of working mechanically and help us find ways to adopt answers to our questions and work better and more efficiently.

Stress is a consequence of this forced ignorance. It derives from the lack of a team in a workplace that will guide the members of it to make sure that they will do well at what they are asked to do.