Refining Solutions Paper

1038 Words Aug 3rd, 2013 5 Pages
Refining Solutions
Meghan L Adams
PHL/458
July 16, 2013
David Boswell

Refining Solutions
There are a number of solutions that can be reviewed to solve most any problem and most require a touch of creative or critical thinking. William Hughes once said, “If we are not prepared to think for ourselves, and to make the effort to learn how to do this well, we will always be in danger of becoming slaves to the ideas and values of others due to our own ignorance.” This quote is one that can be considered as individuals encounter issues or problems. This paper will discuss the solutions initially considered to resolve the problem of understaffing at a place of employment, and how these resolutions can be further honed to provide the best
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It has been determined that the best potential solution for the issue of understaffing would be to cross train the existing employees.
Examination of Best Solution
Cross training can be defined as, “To undergo or provide training in different tasks or skills” ("Cross Training," 2013). Cross training can provide the most well rounded employees, thus creating more potential for productivity in a business. By cross training there is also more potential for employees to fill in for other area or department when necessary, thus reducing the possible downtime that a company or vendor may experience. Cross training has many benefits to the employee as well as the employer and company.
Evaluation of the Argument
Cross training can eliminate the need to hire an additional person to fill the role and job required, which also reduces the cost of labor. The existing employees may require a slight adjustment to their pay on the days that they are utilized in an “out of normal” job role, but this is minute compared to the potential of adding an additional salary. These persons who are cross trained also are able to become more mobile as they are now able to transfer amongst the sites in which they are needed. This also allows for the person who are cross trained to become familiar with