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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