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cross-train

(krôs′trān′, krŏs′-)
v. cross-trained, cross-train·ing, cross-trains
v.intr.
1. To undergo or provide training in different tasks or skills: The department has cross-trained in firefighting and emergency medical services.
2. To train in different sports, mainly by alternating regimens, as in running, bicycling, and swimming.
v.tr.
To train (another) in different tasks or skills.

cross-train

(ˈkrɔsˈtreɪn, ˈkrɒs-)

v.t.
1. to train (a worker, athlete, etc.) to be proficient at different, usu. related, skills, tasks, etc.
v.i.
2. (of an athlete) to train in different sports.
[1980–85]
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Generally, cross-trained staff can fill in for absences, assist with heavy workloads in different areas, or work in areas that require a variety of skills (such as a clinic lab).
The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety is a unified organization combining the efforts of law enforcement and fire services, enabling officers to be cross-trained in a wide variety of specialties.
Noting that the product got to market in just nine months, the judging panel lauded MiniMed for its cross-trained employee teams that identified and solved major technical risks early in development - a process the company calls fail-fast.
In most settings, cross-trained individuals tend to cover functions that can be performed at an acceptable level even when they are not performed continually.
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The career ladder has not eliminated turnover, but it has boosted morale and enthusiasm, and a fully cross-trained staff makes periodic staffing shortages easier to bear.
Another benefit of the OPAN Alliance to service providers concerned with cost-effective implementation of next generation services is that members of the alliance are cross-trained on each other's platforms, facilitating support for the solutions delivered through OPAN.
Using the company's fiber-linked Applications Management Center (AMC), cross-trained Wheelhouse consulting teams bring real-world experience to client engagements and rapidly deliver practical solutions designed to meet customers' specific business needs.
Employees involved in the relocated operations have been cross-trained and redeployed to other departments here at Hirsch company headquarters, backfilling vacant positions.
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Using the company's fiber-linked application management centers (AMCs), cross-trained Wheelhouse consulting teams bring real-world experience to client engagements and rapidly deliver practical solutions designed to meet customers' specific business needs.
In addition, Ross has maintained interactive web sites and cross-trained members of various development teams on Internet technologies.