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.
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Everyone can use unicist thinking to make decisions

Decisions have been made when they have been implemented. Before their implementation they are just hypothetical wishes.

The speed of decision making depends on the type of logical thinking of individuals. It has to be considered that speed is defined by the chronological lap between a new fact and the implemented real action to exert accurate influence.

The more evolved the logical thinking of individuals the higher the speed of action:

1) Analogical thinking drives to no decisions because personal needs and beliefs prevail. The speed is “0” (zero)

2) Operational thinking requires making the necessary technical analytical studies to define the problem and the possible solution. This is considered the standard time for decision making.

3) Analytical thinking allows focusing the operational technical analytical studies. This doubles the speed of operational thinking.

4) Systemic (Scientific) thinking focuses on a specific operation which reduces the cost of the preparation of decision making based on the existence of a hypothesis for a solution. This doubles the speed of analytical thinking.

5) Conceptual thinking provides the ontological structure that underlies the operation. It allows defining the essential drivers of the solution. This doubles the speed of systemic thinking.

6) Unicist thinking provides the understanding of the boundaries of the solution allowing the development of a plan B (including an entropy inhibitor) and a plan C (including a catalyst). This doubles the speed of conceptual thinking.

Conclusion

Internal speed cannot be accelerated without producing paradoxical results.

Internal speed evolves with the individual but a sudden acceleration drives individuals towards analogical thinking.

It has to be considered that the mass of the population tends to use analogical thinking at work. Teamwork decisions need to accept that a train has the speed of its slowest wagon (metaphor).

The above mentioned speeds have been empirically confirmed.

If you invest the necessary time you will harvest the consequent success.

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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/repo/#Unicist

Business Growth: The Unicist Critical Mass Method

The Unicist Critical Mass Method (UCMM) is a strategic approach to define the processes established by the business architecture in a way that ensures the results to be achieved.

Unicist Critical Mass MethodThe Unicist Logical Approach requires the use of critical masses in the adaptive business processes. A Unicist Critical Mass is the smallest amount of force that is needed to generate the integration of the elements of the unified field of a human complex adaptive system to produce results.

The Unicist Critical Mass Method (UCMM) is a design process that allows integrating the business architecture with the necessary synchronicity to be able to have a critical mass to add value and take advantage of opportunities. It requires a natural object driven organization with an adequate quality assurance process.

The quality assurance process that is included in the Unicist Critical Mass Method is based on having secure knowledge, on the use of destructive and non-destructive pilot tests to define the limits and validity of the solutions and on the existence of plans A, B, C and D to ensure results.

The Method

The UCMM follows the taxonomy and the ontological algorithm of the ontogenetic maps that correspond to the function of a business unit or process. The taxonomy defines the integration of the objects or concepts that are included and the ontological algorithm defines the process.

Generic Ontogenetic MapThe problem of using this method is that it is a strategic method, with strict hierarchical and relational rules to be applied but where the components are adaptive systems in themselves, like business objects, that need to be considered as having open boundaries and interdependent elements.

Strategic methods need to be apprehended as a unified field having a positive solution thinking mind. If we take a look at the abstract ontological structure of an ontogenetic map, it can be seen that there are three pilot tests and a previous launching evaluation in any adaptive system.

The idea of a concept (see 1 in graph) is the starting point that opens the possibilities of an individual to participate in the use of the UCMM.

Everything starts with a very simple and transparent approach to reality where the idea is installed in an ambiguous way and those who participate start working with it according to their own perception of reality.

Critical mass implies integrating the elements that are part of a unified field and this has to happen in a hierarchical order and a relational conjunction.

The hierarchical order follows the evolution law and the relational conjunction implies that the distance of the events has to be according to the necessary timing to generate a synchronicity of the elements to work as a unit to produce results.

Critical Mass Method SchedulingEvery event of the process of the UCMM has two schedules that have to be followed. Without following them there is no possibility of achieving a critical mass.

For each event to be synchronic within the whole process it has to take place within a framework of time, no sooner than the earliest implementation time, and no later than the latest implementation time. Outside this timeframe the event lacks synchronicity and is therefore dysfunctional for the creation of a critical mass to produce a result.

Paradoxically, while each event needs to work as a unit within the system, having its own force, this means that it needs to be autonomous, and be able to work as an independent unit, at the same time, each event is required to work interdependently to produce a unique integrated result.

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/repo/index.php#Unicist

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

Adaptive Systems: How does Unicist Quality Assurance Systems work?

The Quality Assurance concept implies that in the activity, which must bring about an added value, there is a Redundant Functionality and a Self-exclusion System within a framework of a Redundant Operational Method.

Unicist Quality AssuranceQuality assurance is of vital importance in the life sciences field.

In those fields in which the lack of quality is not a life or death, success or failure determinant, the possibility of conceiving a Quality Assurance process turns distant.

There is only quality assurance in those cultures and activities in which there is the attitude that things should be functionally right and certain as far as the value they add.

Elements included in a Quality Assurance System:

  1. Plan A, B, C and D
  2. Redundant Systems
  3. Alarm System
  4. Processes with redundancies
  5. Stop System (stoppage/halt)
  6. Control System
  7. Self repairing/recovery System
  8. Alternative Systems

Without quality assurance there is no reliability in results. The quality assurance concept is very hard to apprehend and internalize. In order to do so it is necessary to see the elements described above within oneself. It is only as of this that a quality assurance process can be developed.

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

Unicist Logical Approach: Automation of Business Processes

We define automation as a process that includes automatic behaviors which can be self-executing or human triggered. A sound knowledge of a given reality is necessary to apprehend its automation. The deeper the knowledge the higher is the possibility to automate a process.

EffectivenessThe simplest way to acquire a comprehensive knowledge is to divide a process into independent parts and then integrate them interdependently.

The deeper the knowledge of the wholeness of a reality, the better the automation solution in terms of energy consumed to reintegrate its parts.

Automation

The first aspect to be considered is to relate the architecture of a given reality with its conceptual engineering.

Conceptual engineering defines the architecture of a problem. To do so it is necessary to structure the concept of that reality.

Architecture is used to define the concepts of a reality materializing them as solutions, within the possibilities of existing knowledge.

Redesigning the automation of a process implies restructuring its functionality in terms of effectiveness.

Effectiveness = Efficiency*Efficacy*Automation

The concept of effectiveness was discovered at the beginning of the seventies.

The first approach to effectiveness implied adding efficiency and efficacy to achieve the best possible result.

It was an empirical solution to develop work processes optimizing the efficiency of the systems and the efficacy of humans.

In those times people were trained to develop the necessary skills to manage their work processes.

The results of this approach were inconsistent. “Change resistance” was the natural explanation for inadequate results.

The research on effectiveness, considered as an adaptive complex system, showed that its components should not be added, but should be integrated. Integration means conjunction. Conjunction, in mathematical terms, means multiplication.

This was the first approach to the conceptual analysis of work processes, which implied the integration of the three components of Effectiveness (Automation, Efficacy and Efficiency). In those times they were considered as variables, which at the end were defined as the functions of a concept or the dimensions of an ontology.

Analyzing a work process from this point of view implies recognizing a different aspect of a workflow. This approach is much more flexible and offers much more possibilities than the empirical addition of efficacy + efficiency.

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

Using consultants as catalysts in power driven organizations

Power driven organizations are focused on their “shareholders”. They might be not-for-profit organizations, businesses or “solopreneurs”; in all the cases they are focused on the needs of the “owners”.

Business ConsultantsThe natural role of a consultant is:

1) To be an expert who provides expertise.

2) To be a tool provider.

3) To be a technology provider.

The role of what has been named a pseudo-consultant is:

1) to outsource work processes

2) to provide opinions

3) to work as a catalyst

Power driven organizations do not use consultants, they use pseudo-consultants. When using pseudo-consultants they cannot accept including them in the circle of “WE”.

Therefore they are an external element that is used to empower their system because of some problem the organization has to solve. This means that the pseudo-consultants are not part of the business processes and therefore function as an external element that works as a catalyst.

A business catalysts works as a competitor with the system it is catalyzing. That is why catalysts wear out by using them. Pseudo-consultants get worn out in these organizations, and at the end they are perceived as a “persona non grata”.

Also consultants work as catalysts but what catalyzes is the functional expertise, the tools or the technology. What gets worn out is the objective added value which is absorbed by the organization as soon as it is installed and “vanishes” as a catalyst. The subjective role of the consultants becomes upgraded during this process.

Pseudo-consultants are used as “subjective” catalysts, and the organizations compete with them in order to “beat” them to avoid their competition with the power of the members.

That is why “institutionalized consultants” cannot work with power driven organizations, and power driven organizations need to have a reservoir of consultants to use when needed.

Peter 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

Discovering the natural structure using reverse engineering

Ontointelligence defines the capacity of individuals to deal with complex problems. Ontointelligence is integrated by the individuals’ strategic intelligence, their type of logical thinking and their ethical intelligence.

Ontological Reverse EngineeringThis defines the focus of an individual’s activity, the value s/he adds to the environment, the capacity to forecast the future and the field in which an individual is naturally successful.

Intelligence evolves when an individual matures. The maturity permits an individual to achieve the maximal level of influence on reality.

Backward-chaining thinking implies being able to think from the end to the beginning. Consider a mounting line. It is the capacity of an individual to decompose the final “product” into its components.

When we are talking about ontological reverse engineering it means that in this process the individual is able to find the nature of a specific reality. To do so, an individual has to be able to discover the structure of the nature of that reality.

The ontological reverse engineering process is the basic approach to rediscover the concepts of a reality that have been discovered. And in order to do this, individuals need to discover the components of the “mounting line” that define the final reality until they had found the objects that integrate that reality.

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