The research on social and business catalysts developed at The Unicist Research Institute unveiled their nature to accelerate processes and their levels of acceleration.
According to this research, the functionality of catalysts requires that their work be “redundant” with the causes of the problem they solve. Catalysts cannot work in non-adaptive environments. Catalysts accelerate social and business processes:
1) They simplify processes by increasing their efficiency. Therefore, there is less need of efficacy to ensure the achievement of effectiveness.
2) They manage the root causes of social and business functions, which are driven by the dysfunctionality of the concepts and fundamentals that underlie their processes
3) The palliate the dysfunctionality of the implicit weaknesses of the strengths of processes. Implicit weaknesses are the dysfunctional consequences of any strength in adaptive environments.
The levels of acceleration catalysts introduce in processes, depend on the specificity of their functions.
a) Generic catalysts accelerate the functionality of institutions or organizations. Their acceleration is (+).
b) Systemic catalysts accelerate the functionality of functions and roles. Their acceleration is (++).
c) Specific catalysts accelerate the functionality of processes. Their acceleration is (+++).
d) Conjunctural catalysts accelerate the functionality of conjuncture driven processes. Their acceleration is (++++).
The dysfunctionality of catalysts, because they are inconsistent with the environment or because they don’t have the necessary influence on it, deaccelerates social and business processes. The pilot testing of catalysts ensures their functionality.
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NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute has been, since 1976, the pioneer in complexity science research where the Unicist Evolutionary Approach was developed.