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April 6, 2009 by Silver_and_Jade_Tears on RandomSilver
Six months ago I moved in with my partner, D, who lives in a basement apartment of a house that was built in the 1920's.  I don't mind old houses, in fact, I prefer them.  There is something about living in a place that has seen the varying range of human emotion before.

Old houses have flavor.

But then there is this house.  The original owner built the house himself, and this man, from what I have heard, was not the most sane.  There are two we...
February 23, 2009 by alemask on alemask
The role restructuring did not include an initial definition stage, where the processes as they existed at the time were analysed, documented and measured before going ahead with the planned reengineering. Without this step, the effects of the project can not be determined with great certainty, even after implementation, as the situation prior to reengineering was not known (I/S Analyzer, 1993). This is supported by the managing director's statement that the profitability and employee turnover h...
February 23, 2009 by alemask on alemask
The role restructuring did not include an initial definition stage, where the processes as they existed at the time were analysed, documented and measured before going ahead with the planned reengineering. Without this step, the effects of the project can not be determined with great certainty, even after implementation, as the situation prior to reengineering was not known (I/S Analyzer, 1993). This is supported by the managing director's statement that the profitability and employee turnover h...
February 22, 2009 by amerles on JoeUser Forums
No change was implemented without agreement from everybody. All the employees participated in the changes and had power to design the way they wanted their tasks to work. Employees were given responsibility for their own tasks and it was up to them to perform. Additionally, the business plan was documented and hung in reception for all to see. This outlined the tasks involved in completing each change and each of these tasks had owners who had to complete their tasks by the agreed due dates.

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February 22, 2009 by amerles on JoeUser Forums
No change was implemented without agreement from everybody. All the employees participated in the changes and had power to design the way they wanted their tasks to work. Employees were given responsibility for their own tasks and it was up to them to perform. Additionally, the business plan was documented and hung in reception for all to see. This outlined the tasks involved in completing each change and each of these tasks had owners who had to complete their tasks by the agreed due dates.

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December 23, 2008 by CyFree on homeimprovementunleashed
One aspect often overlooked in most basement remodeling projects is the lighting. However, if there is one area of your home that can really benefit from good lighting planning, that area is the basement. Basements are usually dimly lit and get very little daylight, so you really need to compensate with good artificial lighting.


First, let’s take a look at the artificial lighting types:

General lighting: Commonly known as the ceiling lighting, or that single little fixture or plain...
December 23, 2008 by CyFree on homeimprovementunleashed
One aspect often overlooked in most basement remodeling projects is the lighting. However, if there is one area of your home that can really benefit from good lighting planning, that area is the basement. Basements are usually dimly lit and get very little daylight, so you really need to compensate with good artificial lighting.


First, let’s take a look at the artificial lighting types:

General lighting: Commonly known as the ceiling lighting, or that single little fixture or plain...
November 7, 2008 by CyFree on homeimprovementunleashed
1. Dry your wet basement
A wet, damp and smelly basement is more than an eye sore or an uncomfortable space in your home. It might be ruining your whole house’s indoor air quality and might be adding a burden to your heating and cooling bills. Because of the way the air moves inside your home, that damp, humid and smelly air from the basement is consistently being sucked into the floors above, by what we call the “stack effect”. The heated air rises and escapes through the hol...
November 7, 2008 by CyFree on homeimprovementunleashed
1. Dry your wet basement
A wet, damp and smelly basement is more than an eye sore or an uncomfortable space in your home. It might be ruining your whole house’s indoor air quality and might be adding a burden to your heating and cooling bills. Because of the way the air moves inside your home, that damp, humid and smelly air from the basement is consistently being sucked into the floors above, by what we call the “stack effect”. The heated air rises and escapes through the hol...
October 30, 2008 by CyFree on homeimprovementunleashed
Green living is no longer a movement for the few enlightened ones.It is a real trend all across America and all over the world.


People are beginning to realize that “going green” in every aspect of their lives is more than a commitment to preserve resources, and help the planet.


By making the switch to greener, more sustainable alternatives in products, services and technologies, your are not just saving the environment, you are also saving money. In many cases, a whole lot...
October 30, 2008 by CyFree on homeimprovementunleashed
Green living is no longer a movement for the few enlightened ones.It is a real trend all across America and all over the world.


People are beginning to realize that “going green” in every aspect of their lives is more than a commitment to preserve resources, and help the planet.


By making the switch to greener, more sustainable alternatives in products, services and technologies, your are not just saving the environment, you are also saving money. In many cases, a whole lot...
September 15, 2008 by photocanvasart on Photo Canvas Art
If you are looking for birthday gifts or anniversary gifts, you can't do much better than making your photo into a personalized masterpiece. Begin by remembering those moments most special to you and choosing photographs that capture these times. One of the great gifts you can give is a picture on canvas. Perhaps, photo to canvas can be a great choice and perfect gift that provides a way to cherish memories for life time.

You want to create the perfect atmosphere in your home and al...
September 15, 2008 by photocanvasart on Photo Canvas Art
If you are looking for birthday gifts or anniversary gifts, you can't do much better than making your photo into a personalized masterpiece. Begin by remembering those moments most special to you and choosing photographs that capture these times. One of the great gifts you can give is a picture on canvas. Perhaps, photo to canvas can be a great choice and perfect gift that provides a way to cherish memories for life time.

You want to create the perfect atmosphere in your home and al...
August 24, 2008 by tools4trade on tools4trade
Tools play a vital role in the development of people. Since the beginning of man, they have helped him in every aspect. With the passage of time, tools have become so common that it sounds very normal if you find power drill machines, jig saws, or hand tools at ones home or wood worker’s workshop. Every one prefers to keep these tools at their work place for emergency usage. It could be gardening, plumbing, drilling on wall, carpentry or any other craft work. In the modern era, hand t...
August 24, 2008 by tools4trade on tools4trade
Tools play a vital role in the development of people. Since the beginning of man, they have helped him in every aspect. With the passage of time, tools have become so common that it sounds very normal if you find power drill machines, jig saws, or hand tools at ones home or wood worker’s workshop. Every one prefers to keep these tools at their work place for emergency usage. It could be gardening, plumbing, drilling on wall, carpentry or any other craft work. In the modern era, hand t...