1. Read: “Scientology: Making the World a Better Place.”
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2. Read: the introduction on page 2.
3. Read: the article “Organization.”
What does “organizing” mean?
5. Assignment Description:
Write down something you want to accomplish; e.g., a clean car, a small garden planted, a room in one's house repainted, etc. This should be something that you could do in the present and in a relatively short amount of time. Then list out the series of actions that would be done to accomplish the final completion of this action. Repeat the above two more times for different things you want to accomplish.
6. Assignment Description:
Take one of the lists you wrote out in the previous exercise and actually carry the steps out to the completion of the action.
7. Read: the article “Basic Organization.”
What is an organizing board?
9. Assignment Description:
Write down a product of an organization or activity with which you have some familiarity. Then write down how this product is exchanged inside or outside the organization or activity.
What is the relationship between the posts and the particles of an organization?
11. Assignment Description: Do the following steps:
Write down the name of a post or job with which you have some familiarity.
Write down the particle or particles that would be handled by this post or job.
Write down how the particle(s) you listed in step (b) would be changed by a person holding the job or post.
Repeat steps (a) to (c) for two other examples of posts or jobs.
12. Read: the article “Organizing and Hats” to the section called “Organizing.”
What is a hat?
Why is it necessary for a terminal in an organization to have a hat and know it?
15. Assignment Description:
Briefly describe your own hat, and write down its product(s). Repeat these two steps ten more times for other hats in organizations or activities of which you have some knowledge.
16. Assignment Description:
For one of the hats you named in the previous exercise, write a list of contents that would be included in the pack of materials that would teach an individual the actions to produce the product of the job. Do this for one other hat from the same list.
17. Read: the section “Organizing.”
Why does one start from the final product in organizing an activity?
How does working out the lesser products of the main product enable one to organize something?
20. Assignment Description: Do the following steps:
Work out and write down the final product of an organization, part of an organization or an activity with which you have some familiarity.
Figure out and list the lesser products earlier in sequence to the final product, working backwards in sequence.
Write down how you would post it to get command channels.
Repeat steps (a) to (c) for two other organizations or activities that you have familiarity or knowledge of.
21. Assignment Description:
Write down the name of an activity, organization or part of an organization you have observed or been part of which had flows in need of adjustment. Draw out as best you can what the existing flows are. Then draw out how the flows should be adjusted to improve its organization and production.
22. Assignment Description:
Pick one of the lesser products you listed in #21 above. Write down for yourself three examples of the functions and actions that would be done to bring about that lesser product. Repeat this for two other lesser products.
23. Read: the article “Organizing Board,” including the “Seven Division Organizing Board.”
What is the relationship between a division and a department?
What will occur if an organization or individuals has one or more divisions that are not operating?
26. Assignment Description:
With the data in the previous practicals, work out the organization’s or activity’s Production Division. Refer to the materials in this booklet to carry out the steps necessary to do this. Sketch out the Production Division, showing the different posts by name.
27. Assignment Description:
Write down a realistic example of an action you could do that would be part of the Communications Division in an organization or activity. Repeat this for each of the remaining six divisions: Dissemination, Treasury, Production, Qualifications, Public and Executive.
28. Read: the article “Organizing and Morale.”
29. Assignment Description: Get a large piece of paper, or tape several sheets together to make a large sheet of paper. Using the seven division organizing board given in this book, sketch out an outline of a twenty-one department organizing board. Do this as follows:
Lay the paper on a flat surface, turned in such a way that the long length is lying from left to right in front of you.
Draw vertical dividing lines for the seven divisions. Use up the whole width of your paper except for small margins on each side. Each division is to be approximately the same width, equally spaced across the paper. Draw horizontal lines across the top and bottom of the vertical lines you drew. Leave about five inches of space at the top of the page.
Draw in the three departments for each division, each department approximately the same width.
Write in the names of the divisions and departments along the top of each in the sketch. Go on to the next exercise.
30. Assignment Description:
As the final exercise, work out a twenty-one department org board for your own life. To do this, use the twenty-one department org board outline you drew in the previous exercise and the seven division organizing board. Compare your life to the functions of the divisions and departments to locate those which are missing. Take up the functions given for Department 1 and determine which are being performed in your life and which are not. Where you find one is missing (not being performed in your life), write it down in the Department 1 column on your org board outline. Then go on to the next department. Continue in this fashion until you have analyzed your life against the entire organizing board. Utilize what you found in this analysis to get in the missing functions and departments in your life.