The architecture and design of adaptive systems for work

Businesses are typical adaptive systems. We use the word “business” as a synonym of “work”. Businesses need to adapt to the environment in order to achieve the permanence of their transcendent goals and the personal goals of their participants.

Work as an Adaptive SystemAdaptive systems for work are entities that interact with the environment having the characteristics of a complex system but with an implicit and explicit duty to produce a predefined result.

Work is an environment that generates the need of adaptive systems in order to produce results and administrative systems to use and control the methods used.

The maximal strategy implies achieving or overcoming the planned results using procedures with the necessary flexibility and controlling them based on the feedback of the market.

The minimum strategy is based on using strict methods that use rigid procedures and intrinsic control systems based on accepted standards.

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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U-DROIDS as Adaptive Business Robots

The discovery and development of the unicist logical approach to business made the development of the unicist objects driven technologies possible to manage businesses as adaptive systems. Both technologies provided the basic tools to develop business robots that allow introducing adaptive automation in value generating processes to manage the adaptive aspects of businesses.

U-droidsThere exist three paradigmatic productive robots:

  • Autopilots
  • Industrial Robots
  • Unicist Business Robots

Unicist Business Robots

Business robots are focused on managing the adaptive systems of an organization in order to ensure the achievement of the objectives that have been established.

1) The U-DROID was developed to:

Deal with minimum and defensive strategies using business objects to develop their actions.

Develop energy conservation functions of the maximal strategies.

2) The U-DROID is the first business robot that was designed to manage adaptive business processes. It has two versions:

  • U-DROID for businesses
  • U-DROID as a professional assistant

U-DROID for Businesses

Maximal vs. Minimum Strategies

Maximal strategies are those actions that expand the boundaries of an activity while they count with the safe environment generated by the minimum strategy.

Minimum strategies are those actions that happen within the boundaries of an activity that provide the necessary complement to sustain a status quo.

Defensive vs. Expansive Strategies

The U-DROID was designed to develop defensive strategies and sustain expansive strategies. Although one of its main uses is the expansion of the commercial network, this expansion only provides the basics to build or empower commercial relationships.

The Use of Business Objects

The U-DROID was designed to develop business objects driven processes. These business objects include:

Characteristic

Function

Action

Operational Objects
Functional Objects
Systemic Objects
Knowledge Objects (*)
Driving Objects
Inhibiting Objects
Entropy Inhibiting
Catalyzing Objects
Semiotic Objects
Semantic Objects
Commercial Objects
Learning Objects

(*) One of the functions of the U-DROID is to provide the necessary knowledge needed to make decisions. This implies giving automatic access to the knowledge objects reservoirs that correspond to the specialty.

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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

IT Architecture: Using concepts as stem cells

The function of stem cells in the human body is homologous to the function of concepts in the field of human actions. While stem cells can give rise to specialized cells and thus organs, essential concepts allow building unicist objects.

Essential ConceptUnicist objects are adaptive systems that have a concept and generate added value within a quality assurance system to fulfill the purpose of the concept. Unicist objects are interdependent entities that integrate a complex adaptive system.

The knowledge of the essential concepts is basic to build unicist objects because these objects are the materialization of a concept.

Under certain conditions, organs can be transplanted and this is also the case of unicist objects that can be replicated as long as they belong to homologous and analogous entities.

Objects are inserted into processes to produce specific results. The same way stem cells have the potential capacity to give birth to human organs, concepts can give birth to objects to produce results.

The knowledge of the Unicist Theory allows using a double dialectical approach to reality to emulate the organization of nature using an object driven organization.

Nature is organized by objects which can be observed in the ecosystem. The human body is an example of the organization of nature, where organs are homologous to unicist objects. That is why the transplantation of organs became possible.

While the structure of the different organs of the body derives from the stem cells, the unicist objects derive from the essential function of an entity that is defined by its concept.

Properties of Stem Cells and Concepts

Stem Cells

Concepts

They are unspecialized They are universal
They are capable of self-renewal They are timeless
They can give rise to specialized cells They allow building operational functions

Thus, stem cells and concepts are homologous. While essential concepts allow the construction of objects to insert into human adaptive processes, stem cells allow the building of organs that work as unicist objects to sustain the functionality of a complex adaptive system such as the human body.

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The concept of IT architecture is its “stem cell”

The ontology of the functional IT architecture is based on the integration of the elements that are included in software building.

The purpose of IT architecture is to fulfill the mission of the system that is being built. The mission implies following a concept and generating an added value, having an adequate quality assurance that makes the mission reliable.

When the concept is not shared, there is no possibility to develop a structural solution for a system. The concept represents the vision of the activity of the system and needs to be apprehended taking the necessary time to do so.

The active function, which defines the aesthetics of the system, is given by the information that is managed by the system. It needs to be based on the true “business model” because it has to satisfy its needs.

The business model is provided by the business architectural approach. Information must include adaptive aspects in order to manage the feed-back from the environment and administrative aspects to ensure the operation and control.

Peopleware: a breakthrough of the Unicist Approach

The energy conservation function is defined by the technology which sustains its solidity and is integrated by software, hardware and peopleware.

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Synthesis

Functional IT Architecture includes the use of software objects to build a system that has the capacity to adapt to the environment reus-ing the designed objects and just changing the processes in which they are immersed.

The design of the objects needs to be in accordance with the charac-teristics of the adaptive aspects of the system and the possibilities defined by the available technology. This approach allows simplify-ing the processes and minimizing the maintenance costs.

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

Peopleware: the Revolution in IT Architecture Building

The technological evolution of IT made the integration of hardware, software with peopleware possible.

Peopleware can be defined, in plain language, as the structure of attitudes that influence individuals’ activities.

Software can be observed because it establishes the interface of individuals with an activity.

Hardware can be perceived because the evident appearances of hardware can be observed but its functionality can be perceived through the possibilities it offers to software.

But peopleware is the deepest aspect of human activity and can only be intuited and validated using destructive and non-destructive pilot tests.

Peopleware defines attitudes. Therefore it deals with the deepest approach to individual behavior that deals with the human capacity of apprehending nature.

This implies entering the field of the unicist ontology of human behavior, the natural organization, the laws of organizational equilibrium and the apprehension of objects that emulate the organization of nature.

Organizational equilibrium is the purpose of peopleware. It has to be considered that organizational equilibrium needs to vary depending on the cycle of a business.

When growth becomes necessary, centrifugal forces need to prevail. But centripetal forces need to prevail when profit improvement needs to be achieved.

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

The Concept of Internet as a Business Catalyst

One of the roles of Internet is to work as a business catalyst for the real world. It is a marketplace in itself, which works as a catalyst for the real world marketplace if certain conditions are given.

Internet as a Business CatalystThe purpose of Internet as a catalyst is to build a link between sellers and buyers. To achieve this goal it is necessary that the websites had demonstrated to have a gravitational influence on the market that is being influenced and the necessary critical mass to build a true complementation with the market.

This implies having a strong competitive capacity within the limits of a cooperative attitude with the potential customers.

Complementation building requires developing a functional link that is fully dependent on the value proposition that is made.

But at the same time it implies being able to build a personal link that deals with the personal benefits for the customers to achieve a true complementation, which requires that both the value proposition and the seller’s organization have been “bought”.

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

Invitation for Young High Potentials to Participate in Research Groups

We are installing Adaptive Automation in business processes. This implies a re-launching of the applied research activities of The Unicist Research Institute that will be developed within Global Corporations and Local Enterprises. The organization of these groups will be adapted to the legal regulations of each country. Unicist R&D Groups To request more information please contact: n.i.brown@unicist.org

Applied Research 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/repo/#Unicist

Adaptive solutions are the next step in business management

Adaptive IT solutions are systems that have been designed to interact with the external and internal environment. Nowadays, there are multiple programming solutions available to sustain the unicist adaptive architecture. The solutions include aspect objects architecture with unicist logical inferences to manage adaptiveness.

Adaptive IT ArchitectureThe evolution of Information Technologies allowed integrating the adaptive aspects of business management in the operational systems of companies.
The integration of the unicist logical approach and the resulting business objects included in the business processes within an adaptive IT environment allows driving business processes to the next level.

To be able to organize by objects it is necessary to use both adaptive and administrative systems to organize the work processes. This widened the possibilities of companies to expand the boundaries of their activities within an environment of assured quality.

The level of adaptiveness varies according to the needs of the system. There are four levels of adaptiveness that can be managed:

1) Analogical drivers

This level is based on the recognition of the significant behavioral patterns of the segments of a market.

2) Rules based drivers

This level is based on the use of analogical patterns and the logical rules defined by the fundamentals that influence the buying processes.

3) Empirical drivers

This level is based on the previous level and the integration of mathematical models to infer behavior based on the observable aspects of the fundamentals that participate in the buying processes.

4) Objects based drivers

This level is based on the previous level plus the use of conceptual commercial objects that work as interdependent drivers to influence the attitude of the buyers. The feedback of the market is defined by the results produced by these objects.

Implementation adaptive systems requires following a step by step approach. Most of the people need to learn to interact with the business environment instead of trying to push it.

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

Unicist Ontology to deal with adaptive systems

Adaptive systems are systems that have been designed to interact with the external and internal environment. To be able to organize by objects it is necessary to use both adaptive and administrative systems to organize the work processes.

Adaptive systems are necessary to expand the boundaries of work.

Thus, continuous improvement, customer relationship management and project management are paradigmatic cases of adaptive systems in work processes.

Adaptive systems are necessary to provide the maximal strategy based on their flexibility and feedback capacity while administrative systems are necessary to establish a secure operational and control activity.

The use of adaptive systems in the companies has been disregarded in the past because the control and operational activities prevailed over the market growth and competition.

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

IT-Design: Automation, semi-automation, adaptation

Different levels of efficacy require having a different level of automation. It becomes extremely difficult to install different levels of automation in organizations.

That is why there are usually different job levels that assume different levels of risk. Top management is based on adaptive systems while middle management is based on semi-automated systems.

Automation is, on the one hand, a job-killer but, on the other hand, it enhances the quality of human activity and allows developing business objects to ensure processes for business growth.

The integration of automation, semi-automation and adaptive systems is the core of the job oriented workstation design process after the general process has been solved.

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/turi.pdf