How to develop T-shaped people

Cross-training at adjacent activities helps smooth out hand-offs.
It’s easiest to cross-train similar skills or technology
Cross-training matrix shows where cross-training would help reduce key person dependency the most.
Pairing facilitates cross-training very quickly
Cross-functional work encourages cross-training
Job titles can encourage specialisation or cross-training

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