Unicist Coaching: Understanding the Nature of Things

Many, many years ago a centipede, which lived in a forest, had unsolvable problems. His salary was insufficient to pay for the shoes he used. His life was empty. No cinema, no theatre, no vacations; nothing that required money to be bought.

The OwlThe centipede had been searching for solutions all over the forest. He went from stone to stone, from tree to tree, from friend to friend. No solutions were found, just desperation.

Finally he met a friend who proposed him a solution. Why don’t you visit the owl? He is the senior consultant of the forest. He is wise and counsels everybody. He is really respected in the forest.

After thinking it over for some time, he decided to go. His situation was unbearable. No cinema, no anything. Surviving was the most he could do.

The great day came and with hope and joy he visited the owl and told him his story. The owl listened carefully and respectfully. Finally after reflecting on the centipede’s problem he proposed a solution.

“I have the solution for your problem,” said the owl. “Put on a pair of wings and fly”.

“Thank you!” replied the centipede. “I have finally found my way. Now I will be able to go to the cinema and to the theatre.  I will be able to live my life again.”

After leaving the owl’s room, the centipede thought, ‘how can I do that?”

Immediately he returned to owl’s office and asked him how to use the wings and fly.

With the same formality he had used before the owl replied.

“Look, the responsibility of a consultant is to propose ideas. Implementation is the client’s responsibility.”

The centipede did not just leave the room. He fled…..

He stayed alone for more than a month. The problem was harassing him. He could not see a way out. His alternative was to commit suicide, but he could not find the courage to do so.

Some time after, while resting on a stone with his eyes looking nowhere, an ant saw his depressive look.

“What is wrong with you? Why are you sad? The day is nice, it is spring; what is your problem?” the ant asked.

The centipede felt the need to tell him his story. The ant listened carefully and suggested him to talk with the eagle (*), the other counselor in the forest.

“No way! I do not want to talk with anybody again.” said the centipede.

“You have no choice”, replied the ant. “And please consider that it has been very helpful in my case.”

The EagleFinally he decided to go. He was really scared.

The eagle had a penetrating sight that appeared extremely aggressive. The centipede began to tell him his sad history, but he could not finish. The eagle interrupted him.

“I have the solution for your problem”, said the eagle.

“I have seen this movie before” thought the centipede.

“Just use half of the shoes. Use one foot with a shoe and leave the next barefooted. Thus you will reduce the cost of the shoes you have to buy. After having this done for a month, please come to visit me again.”

He left the room limping. Toc, non-toc, toc, non-toc.

After some time he rebelled. He left the shoes aside.

“No more!!!” He said, and began walking barefooted.

He had found his way. He didn’t use shoes anymore.

That is why, to this day, centipedes do not use shoes.

He never visited the eagle again. What for? His life was on its way. From time to time, when the eagle and the centipede met in the forest, they smiled at each other.

(*) Eagles and owls are deadly enemies in nature.


Extracted from the book “Unicist Riddles” by Peter Belohlavek.

Which are the fundamentals of the eagle’s proposal?
Why are eagles and owls deadly enemies in nature?

“Riddles” have many solutions. In the Far East, the “riddles” are used to develop internal freedom and responsibility.

Academic Committee

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in using the unicist logical approach in complexity science research and became a private global decentralized leading research organization in the field of human adaptive systems. It has an academic arm and a business arm.
http://www.unicist.org/turi.pdf

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Unicist ontological reverse engineering approach

Ontological reverse engineering is the process of discovering the ontological principles of an object, system or reality through the analysis of its ontological structure, function and operation.

Ontological reverse engineering is the unicist mechanical process to discover or rediscover the nature of an object of reality that is being researched.

It is a technological approach that becomes necessary when dealing with the nature of problems.

It is the basic tool for complex problem solving.

Without being able to deal with the reverse engineering process the nature of problems cannot be approached.

This is the real limit of the problems an individual can solve.

Peter Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in using the unicist logical approach in complexity science research and became a private global decentralized leading research organization in the field of human adaptive systems. It has an academic arm and a business arm. http://www.unicist.org/turi.pdf

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Innovative Products Designed as Unicist Business Objects

Innovative products or services need to be designed and managed as unicist business objects in order to avoid their marginalization in the market.

Innovations require having a market position that demonstrates their capacity for generating a superior ROI than the one that is being achieved with succedaneum solutions.

In this case ROI implies, besides a meaningful relationship between investments and income, the existence of collateral benefits.

There is a generalized belief that innovations produce negative side effects. That is why innovations need to be designed to generate evident collateral benefits in order to be desirable.

The improvements of innovations need to include necessarily results, process and systemic improvements. This requires being fully aware of how an innovation is used. Sometimes it might become necessary to build additional objects to complement the use of innovations in order to ensure their functionality.

The quality assurance of an innovation is given by its objective value which is defined by the reference, cost and opportunity values.

The speed of introduction of innovations is multiplied when it has been designed as a business object. If this is not the case the products need to be redesigned or complemented in order to work and be perceived as objects.

Diego Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in using the unicist logical approach in complexity science research and became a private global decentralized leading research organization in the field of human adaptive systems. It has an academic arm and a business arm.
http://www.unicist.org/turi.pdf

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The Unicist Approach to Continuous Improvement

The purpose of continuous improvement is to increase effectiveness. The active principle that sustains the maximal strategy is driven by innovation and the energy conservation principle that sustains the minimum strategy is based on quality assurance.

Continuous improvement integrates innovation to improve the processes and objects that are being used to implement medium and /or big changes, using quality assurance, the client centered management model and the personalized organization model to ensure the achievement of a higher level of effectiveness.

Maximal strategies are driven by innovation. They are put into action by the implementation of big changes that go beyond the existing boundaries of the present operation and are sustained by the external need represented by the client centered management.

Minimum strategies are driven by quality assurance, put into action by the development and implementation of medium changes and sustained by the personalized organization that ensures an effective participative action model.

Diego Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in using the unicist logical approach in complexity science research and became a private global decentralized leading research organization in the field of human adaptive systems. It has an academic arm and a business arm.
http://www.unicist.org/repo/#Unicist

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Business Architecture: The Unified Field of Institutions

Institutions are considered as entities that seek for permanence, being driven by their mission and the rules that regulate their behavior in the environment. This defines the archetype of an institution that is homologous with the phenotype of a living being.

The institutional phenotype is defined by the natural organization it adopts which is integrated by the structural business model that includes adaptive systems to expand and administrative systems for the energy conservation of the institution.

The energy conservation function defined by the institutional unified field is given by the strategy it has, which includes both the maximal strategy to expand beyond the boundaries and the minimum strategy to survive.

Diego Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in using the unicist logical approach in complexity science research and became a private global decentralized leading research organization in the field of human adaptive systems. It has an academic arm and a business arm. http://www.unicist.org/repo/index.php#Unicist

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The Breakthrough of the Unicist Universal Architecture

Before the unicist approach was developed architecture had multiple approaches to solve its tasks in the multiple fields of application.

Unicist Ontology of Functional ArchitectureThe unicist approach introduced the approach to architecture based on a unicist structural functionalist approach: unicist because it manages a specific reality as a unified field; structural because it defines the unicist ontological structure of such reality and functional because it uses the ontogenetic maps and objects to manage its functionality.

This requires a sound knowledge of the operational aspects and the nature of the field where something needs to be built.

Architects are individuals who make something exist that did not exist before. They are a sort of creators who have assumed the responsibility that this creation becomes useful, aesthetic and solid.

This role of architects has been socially accepted since they exist, which makes legitimate the fact that their earning be proportional to the value of their creation.

The original role of architects is the field of construction but it extended to those capable of building of any entity that can exist in itself and is useful, aesthetic and solid.

That is why there exist architects in many fields such as product architects, IT architects, sound architects, marketing architects, business architects, etc.

Vitruvius was the one who was able to describe and define their role in the 1st Century B.C. He was the one who described the ontological structure of their function.

The unicist approach to architecture includes the need to know the ontological structure of what is being built in order to ensure its utility, aesthetics and solidity.

Unicist Architecture is a structural functionalist approach to building. This building may or may not emulate nature. What the architects need to manage is their integration in a unified field with the project they are dealing with defining its utility, aesthetics and functionality.

Diana Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in complexity science research and became a global decentralized leading research organization in the field of human adaptive systems. http://www.unicist.org/turi.pdf

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The Power of Unicist Object Driven Continuous Improvement

The purpose of continuous improvement is to increase effectiveness.

Unicist Continuous Improvement1The active principle that sustains the maximal strategy is driven by innovation and the energy conservation principle that sustains the minimum strategy is based on quality assurance.

Unicist continuous improvement integrates innovation to improve the processes and objects that are being used to implement medium and /or big changes, using quality assurance, the client centered management model and the personalized organization model to ensure the achievement of a higher level of effectiveness.

Maximal strategies are driven by innovation. They are put into action by the implementation of big changes that go beyond the existing boundaries of the present operation and are sustained by the external need represented by the client centered management.

Minimum strategies are driven by quality assurance, put into action by the development and implementation of medium changes and sustained by the personalized organization that ensures an effective participative action model.

The operational aspects of this unicist continuous improvement process can be defined as:

1) Internal Project Managers

There have to be internal project managers who participate in a learning program to deal with a unicist strategic approach to change and continuous improvement.

2) Unicist Change Management Technology

The unicist change management technology has specific objects, procedures and methods to be used to manage change.

3) External Quality Assurance

Quality assurance is a core aspect that needs to be provided externally in order to avoid paradoxical results when introducing changes. The quality assurance process includes both object driven quality assurance and personal control of objects and processes.

4) Objects as drivers, entropy inhibitors and catalysts of change

The unicist approach is based on the use of objects to drive change, inhibit the loss of energy and catalyze the speed of the change. The shorter the transition is, the better the results.

5) Unicist Continuous Improvement Technology

The unicist continuous improvement technology described in the following synthesis allows the development of changes considering the introduction of “changes without changing” based on a participative way to introduce them changing results without changing the real nature of the object/process to be changed.

Conclusions

Big changes have to be considered as necessary changes in order to be communicated internally. They need to be managed integrating the technologies of analytical and fundamental analysis to define the problems.

They need to be sustained by continuous improvement actions and an object driven organization to ensure that the outcome of this change is an effective structured solution and not only a conjunctural subjective approach to solve an extreme need.

Diego Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in complexity science research and became a private global decentralized leading research organization in the field of human adaptive systems. http://www.unicist.org

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Unicist Operational Objects for Business Processes

Operational Objects are those whose aim is to generate an appropriate value for the people handling them. This means that the operational objects should produce “incomes”.

Operational objects are centered on processes, with non-ambiguous methodologies and implicit quality control systems.

Every object needs to have operational aspects that are useful for the client system to appropriate value since they generate the operation and results.

There are objects that only have operational aspects, and these are those that have the highest obsolescence speed due to the changes in technologies/methodologies.

The maximal strategy of operational objects is defined by the use of an ontological methodology to earn value within an environment based on quality control.

Operational objects require the participation of people who follow this ontological methodology, generate the added value and control the quality of what is being produced.

They are encapsulated methods that need to be strictly fulfilled to ensure the minimum strategy which is based on following taxonomic methods that produce a functional value and are fully reliable.

Diego Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in complexity science research and became a global decentralized world-class research organization in the field of human adaptive systems. http://www.unicist.org

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Ethical Intelligence as the Driver of Adaptive Business Processes

The ethical intelligence included in the institutional archetype of an enterprise defines its level of adaptiveness in the market. The level of adaptiveness is implicitly included in the business strategy and the business architecture of a company. It has to be considered that there are two basic attitudes in business:

Ethics is a human intelligence that gives support to the individual’s capacity to adapt to an environment. Ethical intelligence is the basis for: added value generation, individuals influence on the environment, time management, strategic planning capacity and focusing.

Ethics is a human intelligence that gives support to the individual’s capacity to adapt to an environment. Ethical intelligence is the basis for: added value generation, individuals influence on the environment, time management, strategic planning capacity and focusing.

  1. An Adaptive attitude that allows influencing the market while being influenced by it.
  2. An over-adaptive attitude that drives to dominate, submit or oppose the market.

Adaptive processes are implicitly complex; this implies that the market and the company need to be considered as a “unified field” in order to be able to exert influence while being influenced. But this complexity needs to be simplified in order to make work processes manageable by anyone.

Therefore adaptive business processes, including adaptive automation, demand using behavioral segmentations to define adapted actions that require identifying the counterpart that is being influenced. It requires being client focused while obtaining the corresponding benefits as a counterpart.

Client Centered Management is the organizational meta-model that establishes the rules to be considered by companies that have decided to develop an institutionalized strategy in their market. It emulates the adaptive behavior of nature.

This client orientation allows developing adaptive automated processes that include the use of business objects and commercial objects that simplify the adaptive process and ensure results. The adaptive automation is what makes adaptiveness manageable in business.

Therefore the ethical intelligence implicit in the business strategy is what defines the level of adaptiveness of a business process.

Peter Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in using the unicist logical approach in complexity science research and became a private global decentralized leading research organization in the field of human adaptive systems. It has an academic arm and a business arm.
http://www.unicist.org/turi.pdf

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Logical Management Tools: Unicist Business Diagnostics

The purpose of unicist diagnostics is to find solutions in the field of adaptive systems.

Unicist Business DiagnosticsTherefore the development of diagnoses, including the implementation of the solutions, is the core activity to develop consciousness that can be done after the previous activities have prepared the context.

It demands a very strong will and inner time to develop diagnoses knowing that they probably will have to be redone in order to build true solutions. Diagnosing and learning from the implementation of solutions is the driver to expand personal maturity.

There is the need of segmenting the diagnosing processes in order to make them more accessible for the different levels of diagnosticians. Symptomatic diagnoses demand a lower level of knowledge and awareness than the diagnoses of the unified field of an adaptive system.

The segments are:

  1. Descriptive Diagnoses
  2. Static Diagnoses
  3. Causal Diagnoses
  4. Conceptual Diagnoses

Descriptive Diagnoses

They are based on a detailed description of the signs (facts) of the adaptive system within the limits of the symptoms defined by the responsible diagnostician or client.

Static Diagnoses

They are based on the development of a diagnosis comparing the signs with the categories of a standard or an ontogenetic map within the limits of the symptoms defined by the responsible diagnostician or client.

Causal Diagnoses

They are systemic diagnoses of the unified field of an adaptive system, in which a systemic compromise is made to deal with the functions of an adaptive system as variables. The limit of the diagnosis is the actual unified field of the adaptive system.

Conceptual Diagnoses

They are the diagnoses of the actual adaptive system and its possibilities for expanding, based on the ontogenetic maps that define its functionality. The limit of these diagnoses is the actual unified field and the possible expansion of the adaptive system.

Learn more about the Logical Management Tools at:
http://www.unicist.net/management-tools.php

Diego Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in using the unicist logical approach in complexity science research and became a private global decentralized leading research organization in the field of human adaptive systems. It has an academic arm and a business arm.
http://www.unicist.org/turi.pdf

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