Web-Based Company Policies
September 19, 2003
Revised: December 20, 2006
Last Revised: May 23, 2012 4:50 PM
Company Policies are currently published in a restricted part of a web site -- the www.lucid-minds.com web site, at www.lucid-minds.com/Plan.
While these Policies are NOT confidential, they are not intended for public view. So, they are published on a restricted web site.
Each Staff Member is encouraged to use the "username" and "password" to access this section, and once there, to use a bookmark on your computer so you can click on this section immediately, and even have your computer "save" your username and password. This will make it easy to go to that section any time you wish.
All Staff Members can use:
The username is in lowercase letters, only.
Do not give this password information to anyone outside the Company. It may be changed from time to time to preserve the security of access.
You may get, from time to time, an eMail request from Karl, or another, to visit and study a particular page within this section.
As an example of such an eMail, you might receive THIS Policy by eMail and it includes a link to a page on the Establishment of Company Policy. Click on that link and you will jump to that page, with the password validation notice first.
One thing to understand about a "web-based set of Policies" is that on the web a page can easily contain links to other pages. Some authors believe in using many links on a page, giving the reader the choice of when and whether to click. Other authors believe that it is distracting to click on links as you are reading a page -- that it takes you away from the path of logic planned for that one page.
These Vibrant Life web-based Policies make moderate use of links on many of the pages, but I, Karl Loren, author of most of these pages, strongly suggest that your method of reading any electronic page should be to read straight through, noting, but not clicking on links.
Once you have read the material once, go back to the top and start reading again. This time, click on all or some of the links, to see what further information might be available related to this page.
A thorough study of any page in this series of Policies would include checking out all the links. Mr. Hubbard discovered during his writing that there were major barriers to study, among which one of the most serious was and is the "misunderstood word." In all study of these Policies (or anything serious) you must be careful to NOT go by any word or symbol that you are not sure about, or do not know the meaning of. If you find such a word look in any good dictionary to get the best definition for the word -- best that fits in the context.
Senior to any consideration of whether to click on some link or not is the vital necessity of understanding every word on a page, as you read. If you find a word that you do not understand, and there seems to be a link related to that word, then it would be most wise to click immediately in anticipation of finding a definition for that word in the linked page.
Or look them up in a good dictionary.
Authors should be careful to define "new" words in the context of the pages where they appear, but some readers will still not know the meaning of words which the author did NOT try to define within the text. So, the rule is always, don't skip over words that you don't understand, and if you have some question on a word, use a good dictionary, or if near a link, it will probably be worthwhile to click and look for an understanding on the linked page.
Keep in mind that the rule of not skipping over words you don't understand applies, ALSO, to the linked pages. It may be better to NOT click and instead better to rely on a standard dictionary to look up words you are not sure about -- even if there is a link related to that work. You have to decide on this as part of your personal approach to study.
Web-based documents require a special discipline and skill to read and get the full import intended by the author. Links are often helpful, but read the document through once before going back to click on links.
Quotes from L. Ron Hubbard are copyright 1994 © by the L. Ron Hubbard Library. All rights reserved.