cross-train


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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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Seriously taking on a new sport to cross-train in can be an adventure.
Just as athletes are encouraged to pursue cross-training in more than one sport to improve fitness and performance in their main sport, environmental health professionals should be encouraged to cross-train in more than one aspect of our discipline to improve overall competency and performance in environmental health.
Dance classes: Limit the number of classes to allow enough energy to cross-train and work on imbalances.
For example, housekeeping can cross-train in front office and vice-versa; front office in marketing, sales, public relations, food & beverage, banquets, security; marketing & Sales in front office, food & beverage, purchasing; food & beverage service in the culinary department and vice versa.
When we cross-train, we're inviting several facets of fitness into the workout:
CROSS-TRAIN When we repeat the same muscle movements, it leads to overuse and repetitive use injuries.
When athletes cross-train, they tackle a more diverse and novel set of challenges.
To reduce disruptions in services, cross-train staff members stationed at multiple work sites so that those employees can step in and perform essential functions.
Eiffert, author of Cross-Train Your Brain: A Mental Fitness Program for Maximizing Creativity and Achieving Success (AMACOM; $17.95).
Why are top personnel of the Air Force relieving thousands of personnel of their commitment, when we could easily cross-train them into these career fields and reduce the shortages on record?
"Whether running Oracle, DB2 or SQL Server, or all three, the ability to cross-train the staff to manage all flavors will greatly enhance worker versatility and productivity, as well as save companies from having to purchase multiple tools from a variety of vendors to manage their mission-critical systems."
Respondents also saw the concept as cost effective but felt it should be optional (100% wanted the option to cross-train) and felt that the nurses who were cross-trained should be paid more.