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The Basics of Organizing Course Glossary

The Basics of Organizing Course Glossary

condition or state of being; existence. Beingness also refers to the assumption or choosing of a category of identity. Beingness can be assumed by oneself or given to oneself or attained. Examples of beingness would be one’s own name, one’s profession, one’s physical characteristics, one’s role in a game—each or all of these could be called one’s beingness.


an interchange of ideas across space between two individuals.

communication line:

the route along which a communication travels from one person to another.

cycle of action:

the sequence that an action goes through, wherein the action is begun, is continued for as long as is required and then is completed as planned.


the performance of some action or activity.


(slang) the title and work of a post in an organization. It is taken from the fact that in many professions such as railroading the type of hat worn is the badge of the job. For example, a train crew has a conductor who wears a conductor’s hat—he has charge of the passengers and collects fares. To hat someone is to train him on the functions and specialties of his post, and when a person is fully trained to do these he is said to be hatted.

org board:

short for organizing board, a board which displays the functions, duties, communication routes, sequences of action and authorities of an organization. It shows the pattern of organizing to obtain a product.


an applied religious philosophy developed by L. Ron Hubbard. It is the study and handling of the spirit in relationship to itself, universes and other life. The word Scientology comes from the Latin scio, which means "know" and the Greek word logos, meaning "the word or outward form by which the inward thought is expressed and made known." Thus, Scientology means knowing about knowing.


a person, point or position which can receive, relay or send a communication.