Managing the Unified Field of Businesses
The 4th Industrial Revolution is an upgrade towards a superior level of value generation based on managing the unified field of business functions and processes. This required a change in the mindset of executives and leaders to ensure the adaptiveness of business functions. The Unicist Corporate University is focused on giving access to a strategic approach to businesses that allows managing the unified field of business functions developing maximal strategies to grow and minimum strategies to ensure results.
It is a Unicist Cognitive System to support the learning process to manage the adaptive aspects of businesses, which require using a strategic approach to manage their dynamics and evolution.
The discovery that the concepts people have in their minds, drive their actions and that the concepts and fundamentals that underlie business functions define the root causes of their functionality, expanded the possibilities of business management. Concepts can only be learned when an individual is exposed to real actions producing real solutions.
The Unicist Standard provides the unicist unified field method to manage the unified field of learning processes to ensure the achievement of results. The unicist unified field method defines the steps to diagnose, build solutions and develop pilot tests to ensure the results of the learning agreements with the participants.
Unicist Reflection driven Education
The new stage of the 4th Industrial Revolution is approached using the educational model that was developed to deal with adaptive environments.
The unicist reflection driven education enhances the strategic approach of the participants through their exposure to maximal and minimum strategy building, root cause management of business problems, the development of destructive and non-destructive pilot tests and the learning of the management of fundamentals.
The purpose of reflection driven learning is to install an adaptive knowledge object in the mind of the learner.
This implies that concepts as behavioral objects drive the accommodation process to accept new aspects that were not managed before and integrate these new aspects in mind through an assimilation process which requires storing this integration in the long-term memory of individuals. (Click on the ebook to access)
Unicist reflection driven learning uses learning objects which are complex adaptive systems that have been designed to drive the learning processes of the learner without needing external guidance when working within functional learning environments.
A functional learning environment exists when there is a need of a specific knowledge to do something, the necessary capacities of an individual are available and accessible, and the learning objects have the necessary authoritative role to be accepted.
Learning objects cannot work when these conditions are exceeded and then the participation of a counselor becomes necessary to substitute these objects by personal action.
This is homologous to the autopilot of an airplane (paradigmatic example of an object) which needs to be substituted by the pilot when the conditions of the external environment exceed the possibilities of the object.
The 4th Industrial Revolution, named Industry 4.0, drove management to a superior stage. Industry 4.0 introduced adaptiveness in business processes to ensure customer orientation and business growth. The basic role of coaching is to empower the efficacy of organizations, groups and individuals which is necessary when dealing with adaptive processes that are complex and feedback dependent.
This changed business coaching and business education introducing artificial intelligence as a management tool. These intelligent tools are used by the coachees and the coaches to deal with the concepts of adaptive business environments.
Unicist Coaching 4.0 was developed to support the solution of complex problems or develop adaptive structural solutions. It uses a platform managed cooperatively between the coachee and the coach.
This platform is integrated by a simple Project Management System, the Unicist AI Monitor, and a Root Cause Library or a Knowledge Base.
Unicist Coaching 4.0 can be provided as an external service or an in-house system:
1) An external service for CXOs and CEOs.
The external service is fully focused on business growth. It provides support for the solution of complex problems, based on the knowledge of the conceptual structure of the solution. It allows building structural solutions where the management of the root causes of the problems is essential and a strategy is needed to introduce the changes that generate growth.
2) An internal platform and system to be used by the leaders of the organization.
Coaching is one of the natural roles of the formal leaders of an organization to ensure results in adaptive environments.
A core aspect of the coaching-role is to work as a catalyst to solve complex problems in adaptive environments. The use of intelligent tools empowers the management of the concepts that define the root causes of adaptive processes and guide the solution building process.
As the concepts people have, drive their actions, a core aspect of coaching is ensuring that the concepts of the members of an organization match the concepts of the adaptive business functions that are being managed. This is evident in sports.
The Context of the 4th Industrial Revolution
Industry 4.0 became possible due to the evolution of IT technologies, conceptual management and artificial intelligence. Its goal is to develop businesses as adaptive systems, which implies customer orientation and improving productivity and quality that naturally foster market growth and profit improvement.
First Principles Method
That allows dealing with fundamentals and the root causes:of business processes.
Big Data Analytics
To develop predictive analytics using unstructured, semi-structured and structured data.
The Market opened by the 4th Industrial Revolution
Industry 4.0 Market worth 152.31 Billion USD by 2022
Cognitive Analytics Market worth 10.95 Billion USD by 2022
The Mindset changed by Industry 4.0
Industrial Revolutions foster and establish dominant mindsets to fulfill their purposes. These mindsets include the preceding mindset as complementary approaches.
Mechanization requires operational thinking and the solutions provided by this stage deal with the operation of things.
Analytical thinking is the dominant mindset in the 2nd Industrial Revolution.
The analytical approach allows managing mass production in a meaningful way by dividing these masses into manageable entities.
Systemic thinking is the dominant mindset in the 3rd Industrial Revolution.
Automation requires envisioning the unified field of the operation and its components in order to build the automated processes.
Conceptual thinking is the dominant mindset in the 4th Industrial Revolution.
The Industry 4.0 stage is based on improving the adaptiveness of processes by being fully consumer/user/buyer oriented, increasing the productivity, which implies improving the cost-value relation and increasing the quality to become fully reliable.
Adaptive Learning: Emulating Solutions in Mind
Unicist Reflection requires having a final picture in mind, which means that the solution has to be emulated. It requires positive thinkers; individuals who see the bottle half full, not half empty.
The objective of emulating an action in mind before doing it, is to be able to have a maximal and a minimum strategy to ensure results.
The emulation process is based on apprehending the concept of the activity in order to have a behavioral object that is stored in the long-term memory to be used when necessary. It is based on the use of the unicist pilot test driven reflection process.
Emulating Reflection using Unicist Artificial Intelligence
Strategic approaches require using an action-reflection-action process to ensure the functionality of maximal and minimum strategies. The emulation of the unified field of businesses is sustained by the Unicist Artificial Intelligence Monitor.
Unicist Artificial Intelligence emulates the human reflection process to apprehend the concepts of complex adaptive systems and environments.
The Unicist AI Monitor allows developing solutions and learning from the pilot tests of their implementation until their functionality has been confirmed.
Its intelligence allows emulating solutions based on the unicist ontological structure of business functions using the rules of the unicist double dialectical logic that allow managing the dynamics and evolution of complex adaptive systems and environments.
The solutions are based on the ontogenetic maps of business functions that define their concepts and fundamentals. This information allows defining what is needed and comparing it with the actual state to define the actions that are necessary to achieve the established goals. The pilot tests of their implementation allow learning from the feedback.
The unicist artificial intelligence allows emulating the solutions of a complex adaptive system to build structural adaptive solutions. The use of the monitor requires managing the unicist strategy model, that emulates the intelligence of nature, to build maximal strategies to grow and minimum strategies to ensure results.
In House Universities work as Teaching Hospitals in Business
The human body is by definition a complex adaptive system. That is why medical practice can be considered a paradigmatic example of complex problem solving. Therefore, medical education can be used as a benchmark in the education of complex problem solving.
There is also no doubt that businesses, when successful, are intrinsically complex and adaptive. Therefore the management of the complex aspects of businesses is homologous to medical practice and the educational models should be homologous too.
Unicist Teaching Hospitals for Business in the Real World
The activities of Unicist Teaching Hospitals for Business are developed through Business Residencies and need to integrate three roles and one object. The three roles are:
- The Chief-Resident is the coordinator of a Business Residency that has the full responsibility for the diagnoses and for achieving the results that have been defined as being possible to be achieved. The participants of the residency also have full responsibility for the results after they agreed that such results are possible.
- The "Fallacy-Shooter" is the person responsible for guiding the action-reflection-action process in order to improve the accuracy of the diagnoses and of the work processes. This guidance is based on the development of destructive tests to confirm the limits of the validity of knowledge and non-destructive tests to validate solutions.
- The "Ombudsman" is responsible for monitoring that the proposals respond to the functional needs of the solutions that are required; she/he is the business coach. The role represents the client as a "function" that is responsible for generating value to the environment. The responsible officers are the “owners” of the functions. (Click on the ebook to access)
Learning by Teaching
The learning process of the Business Residencies is based on a “Learning by Teaching” model. This model requires that the roles of fallacy-shooting and ombudsman are exerted by the participants of the residency.
The residencies are based on virtual collaboration. As conceptual knowledge is cross-cultural, it allows integrating counselors and experts of different parts of the world to ensure effective solutions and provide the necessary learning context and support to drive and catalyze the activity of the learners.
This requires following the technologies to deal with the nature of each problem and using the unicist superior education technology to manage the learning process of the participants.
Seen from the outside, the process appears extremely simple, because concepts are rationally obvious and the nature of a learning process responds to the nature of human evolution. From the inside, it requires following strict steps without making shortcuts.
These residencies are in fact productive business units that foster the learning of the participants. They are solutions and knowledge factories.
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