Functional flexibility means that a multiskilled worker
can be deployed from one job to another according to the needs of the moment (Lucas, 2004).
The multiskilled worker
must handle the work of several individuals.
One thing we did not do was develop and implement across the institution generic new roles for the paraprofessional staff, such as health care tech, or multiskilled worker
Seru system can response to market change quickly, due to movable workstations, light equipment, and multiskilled workers
With these, business would have a plethora of multiskilled workers
to employ in companies.
It is true that the hospitality industry displays one of the lowest levels of training activity in developed economies (Jameson 2000), so multiskilled workers
are in high demand (Dewhurst, Dewhurst, & Liveesey 2007).
Multiskilling makes workers more competitive as they stay longer on a project; they can be utilized more flexibly including unforeseen maintenance activities and since multiskilled workers
and crews have a broader variety of skills.
Worldwide, global competition has induced downsizing in companies and promoted the need for multiskilled workers
capable of multitasking.
The team concepts we analyzed in this example include (a) a 6-person team with two levels of hierarchy, no subteams, and workers with dedicated roles and responsibilities; (b) a 6-person team with two levels of hierarchy, no subteams, and multiskilled workers
: (c) a 10-person team with two levels of hierarchy, no subteams, and workers with dedicated roles and responsibilities; and (d) a 10-person team with two levels of hierarchy, no subteams, and multiskilled workers
Since then our roles and functions have expanded so much that we have become multiskilled workers
that lean production provides challenging jobs performed by multiskilled workers
in a high-trust, participatory environment.
Cross-trained caregivers, sometimes referred to as multiskilled workers
, are the third principle of the PFC model.