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Cross Training Staff Can Save Your Study!

The initial steps in building a research team is finding the ideal staff, placing them in the ideal position, and providing them with the proper training to do their job. The next thing you can do to make the most of your team and bring out the best in them for the benefit of your project is cross-training.

When your employees are cross-trained on the various duties, your operations will run smoothly, no matter what situation may arise. This practice is especially important within smaller teams functioning on even smaller budgets, where the absence of one staff member can make a great difference.

By cross-training your team, you foster an environment of flexibility and congeniality, making your job as an investigator and supervisor that much easier!

Cross-training keeps your team stimulated avoiding the possibility of stagnation and boredom. It lets everyone find out what other talents and skills they have that may be a pleasant and welcoming surprise. Best and most importantly of all, it ensures that your bases are all covered, should one of your team members become ill or otherwise be unable to perform a duty. The heart of your study will never have to skip a beat!

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