The Era of Participation at the Unicist Confederation

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Building Solutions is an R&D Process

The Unicist Confederation is a technology provider that delivers solutions. The great difference between providing a solution or solving a problem is the responsibility an individual needs to assume and the knowledge that is needed.

The boundaries for solutions are always open, while the boundaries for problem solving are always limited by the problem. That is why people who build solutions need to have the concept of the solutions, while people who solve problems only need to know the systemic structure of the problem. Solving problems is easier than building solutions.

The Era of Participation

The Unicist Ontology of Language

Conceptual managemet requires using factual, synthetic, ambiguous and figurative languages.

We are now at the beginning of the Era of Participation, which implies that all organizations need to work as a strong participative environment in order to establish a culture that allows working as an institution.

Those who do not do this, are just transitory groups of people who join because of materialistic interests without having anything in common. Access:

The lack of participation unavoidably drives towards “Active Inaction”. Access:

The Context of the Participation:

Managing the Concepts of the Solutions

It is important to take into account that the traditional educational system, in order to socialize, promotes the use of analytical and operational languages and the idea that knowing is having answers.

But languages are the code needed to develop conscious thinking processes. Thus, while the traditional educational approach fosters operational and analytical thinking, this approach also inhibits conceptual thinking.

Emulating concepts in mind requires the use of factual, synthetic, ambiguous and figurative languages. One needs to have questions, not answers, to build conceptual knowledge. The paradox is that transforming straightforward language into a standard implies condemning people to stay at an operational-analytical level hindering the assumption of responsibilities.

The Framework for Participation

As it is known, we are at the leading edge of science and technology in the field of complex adaptive systems, which requires a very special kind of participation. For this reason, all our Partners and Associates need to participate in the R&D processes, by developing solutions with clients using the unicist technologies. This implies sharing the intellectual property of these solutions with the client and with our organization. Belonging implies sharing.

These projects are managed by think tanks, which are integrated by members of the clients, by the partners/associates and by the members of the Unicist Corporate University. As it was said, the Intellectual Property is shared by all the participants, and the essays, that are written on the conclusions of the researches, are open to the community (not the solutions for the clients).

These R&D activities are integrated with the learning programs of the partners; they are therefore provided free of charge to the clients who have been approached by the partners. The programs are developed with the support of the Unicist Conceptual Design System.

The coordination of all R&D projects at The Unicist Research Institute is Peter Belohlavek’s responsibility.

We invite you to participate. You will find the access to this participation space at:

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Essay Submission: Confirmation of expertise of Associates

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Dear colleagues:

The Unicist Confederation manages a “knowledge business”. Knowledge businesses are such because they provide reliable solutions. A paradigmatic knowledge business is medicine.

Quality Assurance

Quality assurance is the core function to avoid malpractice problems that endanger the achievement of results. Technical-analytical and conceptual knowledge are the core of success.

This implies that physicians have the responsibility for having the updated knowledge of what they do. A physician, who aspires to become a professor, studies more than one hour daily. Their authoritative role is sustained by the credits they obtained by participating in conferences and other essentially analogous activities.

“Malpractice trials” are an entropy inhibitor that fosters their learning activities. Our Ethics Committee is homologous to the malpractice trials.

The activity of our associates also belongs to the world of the “knowledge businesses”. And in this case the activity of our associates belongs to a special case where the nature of things is being managed to ensure the generation of results.

Learn about the inner time required:

We cannot imagine that this activity demands less than 3 hours of weekly studies just to be updated with the latest hard technologies that allow transforming concepts into operational solutions. The advantage is that the benefits are according to the solutions delivered and do not depend on the professional time consumed.

This implies that their authoritative role needs to be sustained by the “essays”, based on real cases, they have developed. These essays will be published as a book in order to confirm their authoritative role.

Therefore if you have not presented your essay, please do it as soon as possible in order to enable your participation in unicist projects. These essays include the technical-analytical aspects and the concepts and fundamentals of a specific field of action.

See the invitation to participate at:

If you need more information please contact Diana Belohlavek.

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Unicist Ontology of the Internal Speed for Decision Making

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

Concepts can be apprehended by anyone, whatever the level of thinking an individual has. What varies is the time needed to apprehend them. This apprehension requires having an high level of focusing capacity which depends on the ethical intelligence of the person. Therefore, in real life, there are no excuses for not having the actual concept of what one is doing.

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.


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.

Peter Belohlavek

Call for submission of essays – Launching 11.15.2015

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XI International Unicist Conference

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The positioning as leaders in your field is a basic condition for having an authoritative role to sustain the development of business solutions.

To build this role we invite all our associates to present an essay (papers and theses are considered as equivalent) to the XI International Unicist Conference that will take place on April 14-15, 2016.

The call for essay submission will be made on 11-15-2015 and will include the invitation to the more than 50,000 followers of the Unicist School.

These essays can be presented in English, French, German, Portuguese and Spanish and will be published in a book in their original language.

This book also includes the cases that received the Golden, Silver and Bronze awards. See

We hope you take advantage of this opportunity. The guidelines for the essay submissions and their deadlines will be published on November 15, 2015.

Diana Belohlavek

(Unicist) Micro-clinics: the conceptual design of business functions, roles and objects

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A Micro-clinic is an activity organized to develop the conceptual design of a solution. During this activity, a conceptual design of a business function is developed, while the participants learn to manage the technologies for conceptual design. The micro-clinic ends when a solution has been developed by the participants.

Conceptual Design

As a generic definition, the purpose of conceptual design is to define the process of a given function considering the fundamentals of its concepts and the necessary resources to achieve the goals that have been established.

It has to be considered that each function has a unique concept that drives its actions and defines its fundamentals.

This concept is timeless and cross-cultural and is applicable as long as the function exists.

The activities are based on the use of the Unicist System for Conceptual Design (USCD) which includes the protocols of the functions that establish the generic process of their functionality and guide the design of the specific processes.

Learning Objects

The educational model used is based on the use of learning objects that are included in the Unicist System for Conceptual Design and the use of pilot test to drive the action-reflection-action processes.

The Conceptual Design of a function is sustained by the use of pilot tests, which have two roles:

  1. They are a method to avoid fallacies.
  2. They drive the learning process of the participants.

There are three levels of depth to develop a conceptual design depending on the complexity of a function. These three levels are managed using the USCD.

  1. Simple functions only require the design of the processes based on the knowledge of their concept.
  2. Complex functions require the inclusion of the conceptual analysis of the function.
  3. Complex problems require the inclusion of a systemic problem solving methodology to establish the starting point of the design.

The Conceptual design requires recycling the processes based on the use of destructive and non destructive tests to better adapt to the environment and take advantage of the available resources.


Conceptual design is the driver of business processes. It has to be considered that human actions are driven by the concepts that individuals have in their minds. Therefore, when an actual conceptual design has been finished, the solution has been installed in the mind of the participants of the process.

Micro-clinics work with the methodology of business residencies that are homologous to medical residencies. Participants learn by developing solutions.

These micro-clinics are led by a Chief Resident. The participants are coordinated by a member who assumes the role of the Ombudsman while the responsibility for avoiding fallacies is assumed by the pilot testing.

Business Residencies are organized by multiple micro-clinics where the participants learn to solve problems. This process begins with the conceptual design of the solutions.

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The Unicist Approach to Organizational Development

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Organizational development is defined as the activity that follows the nature of a business defined by its business model, in order to design the necessary strategies to achieve the goals and to build the necessary architecture to achieve the concrete objectives. Organizational development requires introducing an improvement model that allows improving the business processes.

Organizational Development

The Organizational Development of Companies, requires managing the concepts that underlie the specific business functions and the resources that are part of their business processes.

Unfortunately, in the past, organizational development has been mainly associated to deal with integrating people in organizations to improve their business processes.

The development of organizations requires managing their concepts in order to know what is possible to be achieved and to introduce the necessary innovations that allow expanding the business without changing the concept.

The unicist approach to organizational development implies introducing “changes without changing”. This is not a paradox; this approach requires introducing superior technologies in business process that do not change the nature of the business that is materialized in the concept that underlies their business model.

People who manage organizational development need have the concept of the business in which they intend to influence, have a future scenario of the market and the industry, being able to design business strategies and have the capacity of managing the conceptual design of their architecture which implies integrating hardware, software and peopleware.

In the XXI Century, organizational development requires integrating the automation of business processes, the efficacy of the people who participate and the efficiency of the systems of a company.

Diego Belohlavek

Traditional “coaching” and “business coaching” are two different “species”

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The Unicist Ontology of Business Coaching & CounselingTraditional “coaching” and “business coaching” are two different “species” in the world. While traditional “coaching” has a unique client, the “coachee”, business coaching manages three simultaneous clients: the business, the “coachee” and the projects. The comparison of the description of both types of coaching clarifies the structural difference.

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“A Coach is your partner in achieving your personal goals, your champion during turnaround, your trainer in communication and life skills, your sounding board when making choices, your motivator when strong actions are called for, your unconditional support when you take a hit, your mentor in personal development, your co-designer when developing an extraordinary project, your beacon during stormy times, your wake-up call if you don’t hear your own, and most importantly: your partner in living the life you know you’re ready for, personally and professionally.“

Thomas Leonard

Unicist Association for Business Coaching and Counseling

The Unicist Business Coaching is a knowledge business for doers that is developed by doers. UBC assumes a catalyzing role in business. The UBC has three integrated simultaneous clients: the Company, the Coachee and the Projects. It provides the necessary conceptual knowledge that allows managing the fundamentals of business processes to ensure the achievement of the business goals that have been established. This role requires that coaches assume the responsibility for the necessary fallacy avoidance that ensures results. Unicist business coaches provide the necessary conceptual knowledge to the clients by using knowledge objects that guide the coachees in the process of transforming conceptual knowledge into results. Business coaching agreements can be made based on fixed fees or success fees.

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The introduction of Virtual Collaboration requires unicist business coaches

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The introduction of virtual collaboration in businesses based on the use of conceptual management becomes a core activity of the unicist business coaches. Access the forecast of this trend at: 

It has to be considered that technology is one of the fundamentals for economic growth. The unicist business coaching requires assuming a catalyzing role when dealing with facts and a "back2back" role when dealing with the coachees.

It has to be considered that technology is one of the fundamentals for economic growth. The unicist business coaching requires assuming a catalyzing role when dealing with facts and a “back2back” role when dealing with the coachees.

The recent launching of OFFICE 2016 works as a catalyst for the expansion of “Virtual Collaboration” in the business world.

VC allows saving from 20% to 50% of the time investment in meetings, but requires increasing the level of “focus” of the participants. VC also reduces the need to travel and thus saves significant amounts of “time & money”.

This concept was massively introduced several years ago by Google but now it becomes a universal standard in business that has a high impact in the work processes of managers.

This type of work requires that those who are collaborating have to be on the same page, meaning that they are dealing with the same concept.

This requires the introduction of Conceptual Management in business which allows ensuring the focus of activities and using business objects and knowledge objects to simplify processes.

This change of habits is huge but is also an extremely profitable business. This type of work also fosters the upgrade in professionalism through the use of business concepts to ensure the focus.

In the future, the personal business meeting will be more focused on launching new activities and on the closing of agreements.

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The 100 year plan of The Unicist Research Institute

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All truly institutionalized businesses have the necessary “100-year plans” to avoid that their strategies become driven by the conjunctural needs of the markets and/or by the needs of the people who lead them. This is the case of Toyota, DuPont, Mitsubishi, Siemens, Honda, etc. Our 100-year plan was developed 20 years ago and is revised at the end of every decade.

The Unicist GroupWe have been revising this plan and fortunately, due to the research work of the research institute, the place of our organization in the world was expanded.

Our original plan defined our business as being a Conceptual Knowledge Bank. As conceptual knowledge is timeless and cross-cultural it requires a high level of maturity in order to be apprehended. This drove the business only towards the elite of the world.

But the researches in complexity sciences, that included the building of unicist objects that emulate the organization of nature, allow expanding the goals giving access to all the “doers” of the world. This allows approaching small, midsize and large businesses.

This drove to the rebuilding of our website that demanded almost 6 months. It also required the change of the business model in order to move from an elite oriented business to a business oriented towards B2B and B2P (business to professionals). The change is synthesized in the following facts:

1) The Paradigm Shift in Sciences

The presentation of the Unicist Epistemology in 2015, after 15 years of applications, introduced a paradigm shift in sciences that provided a scientific solution to deal with complex adaptive environments.

This allowed managing the field of possibilities and not only probabilities in the solution of complex problems.

The members of the Unicist Confederation share the goal of providing superior solutions to the market, which are based on the paradigm shift in sciences, made at The Unicist Research Institute, that allows the emulation of the organization of nature in businesses.

The members of the Unicist Confederation share the goal of providing superior solutions to the market, which are based on the paradigm shift in sciences, made at The Unicist Research Institute, that allows the emulation of the organization of nature in businesses.

2) The Unicist School

There are now more than 50,000 followers of the Unicist School in the world.

This expansion, which fosters the emulation of nature in the field of economics and business, established the necessary critical mass to expand the business worldwide.

3) The Unicist Standard

The Unicist Standard, that was formalized 6 years ago, established the norms to be used to deal with complexity in the field of individual, institutional and social evolution.

It provides the necessary framework to develop solutions and objects that emulate the organization of nature.

4) The Spirit de Corps

The Unicist approach has been synthesized in 4 “posters” that define the ethics of the business of the Unicist Confederation:

1) Reality as a Unified Field:

2) About Doers:

3) The Unicist Confederation:

4) The Corporate University:

These “posters” define the values that are shared in the business of the Unicist Confederation. Therefore they need to be installed in the workplace of our Partners and Associates as a symbol of the spirit de corps of the organization.

Conclusion: the Upgrade

You can find the upgrade synthesized at:

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Business Coaching: Our Partners work with the “Back to Back” methodology

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The “Back to Back” methodology has been used since 1981. It was basically applied to the solution of complex problems and to the development of unicist objects. A unicist ontological design of a given reality requires the knowledge of the involved concepts. Therefore, the discovery of conceptual structures precedes the design activity.

Unicist Back2Back Methodology

The major problems of human designs are their incompatibility with the nature of the objects that are being designed.

When designing solutions, there is usually no time to research the concepts involved.

To solve this problem, the operational function of the object is usually considered as an analogy of its concept.

This solution is very practical but insufficient when designing differentiated objects.

The knowledge of concepts is  not necessary when designing objects ruled by common sense (conventional wisdom).

The goal of the Unicist XD technology

This is a technology created to design solutions for complex business problems. It has been successfully applied in different countries considering their structural cultural differences.

The goals of this technology are:

  1. An integration of efficacy and technology.
  2. The generation of a knowledge acquisition and knowledge management process.
  3. Empowerment of the companies’ continuous improvement technology.
  4. Participation and institutionalization.
  5. Social upgrade is a consequence of promoting improvement through complementation.

The Unicist XD technology

The use of the Unicist XD methodology sustains the simplicity and reliability of design processes. The design process can be accelerated by the use of the Unicist XD.

It was developed to approach complexity and the solution of problems in an uncertain or risky environment. Unicist XD is essentially analogous to Extreme Programming. It can be considered as a conceptual design methodology.

The steps of the Unicist XD methodology are:

  • Development of the concept’s idea
  • Development of the first functional prototype
  • Experiencing – First pilot test
  • Quality assurance development
  • Development of the second prototype (including aesthetics)
  • The second pilot test
  • Feed-back and development of the third prototype (including the final aesthetic)
  • Third pilot test
  • Implementation


Business Coaching in complex problem solving requires a “Back to Back” methodology. It is the only way to ensure the functionality and quality of the solution. It drives the solution from the concept to the operation.

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