Cross-Training


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Cross-Training

The act or practice of training employees to perform multiple jobs if necessary. For example, a salesperson may train the office manager to make sales calls and the office manager may show the salesperson how to pay vendors. This way, if the salesperson goes on maternity leave or the office manager is fired, the company is able to function while a replacement is found.
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The Jabra Sport Coach earbuds are designed specifically for cross-training and HIIT, whether at the gym, at home or in a hotel room, ensuring users stay motivated and achieve fitness performance goals.
Previous studies investigating cross-training type programs have found that performance remains similar or improves with the addition of a different training component.
To allow robots to take part in the cross-training experiments, the pair first had to design a new algorithm to allow the devices to learn from their role-swapping experiences.
Cross-training in manufacturing means that team members receive internal, on-the-job training to learn how to complete a variety of job functions.
Yet, cross-training needs to be considered as an investment to help schools become more efficient in delivering customer service, completing projects, recruiting and retaining employees, or exposing those seeking career advancement and growth.
Cross-training burns between eight and 12 calories per minute.
This new exposure and cross-training is absolutely essential to the long-term success of the merger and I urge leadership to provide those opportunities.
Adding cross-training to a workout routine can lead to endless training possibilities.
A new way of looking at cross-training and a flexible work force is that it uses knowledge sharing to improve operations.
As much as we all need to strive for greater bench strength and increased flexibility via cross-training, we need to make sure that everyone knows who is responsible for each process and task within the organization.
While cross-training is not likely to cause people to leave, performing the same repetitive tasks day in and day out certainly will.