The Buddy System

-By Bahram Maskanian

The buddy system is a procedure in which two, or more people, the buddies, operate together as a team, a single unit, so that they are able to monitor with a broader vantage point of view and help to protect one another.

In risky, or dangerous situations, where the buddies are often equals, the main benefit of the system is improved safety and security, each may be able to prevent the other becoming a victim, or casualty of a criminal attempt and rescue her / his buddy in a crisis.

When buddy system is used as part of training, or the induction of newcomers to the group, the less experienced buddy learns more quickly from close and frequent contact with the experienced buddy than when operating alone.

The buddy system concept is also applicable to maximize productivity and increase learning potential in a group working and or studying together.

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