Skeleton crew

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A skeleton crew is the minimum number of personnel needed to operate and maintain an item – such as a business, organization, or ship – at its most simple operating requirements. Skeleton crews are often utilized during an emergency and are meant to keep an item's vital functions operating. The COVID-19 pandemic is an example of when skeleton crews are used, such as in news stations.

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References

  1. ^ "Skeleton Crew | definition". Cambridge English Dictionary. Cambridge University Press. Retrieved March 3, 2020.
  2. ^ Schneider, Michael; Steinberg, Brian (7 May 2020). "TV's Unsung Heroes: How Skeleton Crews Are Still Keeping Networks Like CBS on the Air". Variety.
  3. ^ Shipboard Manpower, 1965: A Statistical Study of Men in the Privately Operated U.S. Flag Merchant Marine. National Academy of Sciences. 1968. p. 14.


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