Cross training anyone?

Sports coaches use cross training as a tool to motivate and improve the performance of athletes. They find switching disciplines for a period gives a sportsperson a break, so that they return to regular training reinvigorated.

Elite army units use cross training to ensure that each member of a team can do any of the jobs required in the team, thus ensuring that fighting effectiveness is maintained even if some of the unit is incapacitated.

In industries, cross training refers to a situation where an employee swaps jobs with another employee for a certain period, and both are trained to competency in their new positions. The ideal situation is where every member of a team is capable of doing any other job in that team.

The benefits of cross training for a section or department include:

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