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The Unicist Evolutionary Approach is the Antidote to Facileness in Leadership

Facileness degrades, marginalizes and kills social evolution. As is has been researched, facileness is the root cause that underlies involving environments and business failures. It oversimplifies reality by transferring risks and costs to others and avoiding conflicts. This makes the solution of the root causes of problems unnecessary and degrades the value propositions, the reliability and the brand attributes of any culture or business.

The Unicist Evolutionary Approach

While facileness generates involution through short-term maximization, the unicist evolutionary approach drives and catalyzes evolution. 

The unicist evolutionary approach avoids facileness by designing processes as a unified field, using value adding strategies, building objects to ensure results and developing pilot tests to confirm their functionality and learn from the environment.

The concepts and fundamentals that underlie social and business functions are the root-drivers of their functionality. The eventual dysfunctionality of the fundamentals is the root-cause of the problems of these functions.

This is an approach that catalyzes the adaptability of cultures and business, their speed of growth in an environment of customer orientation and sustainability. It is the necessary microeconomic approach in the 4th Industrial Revolution.

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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. 




Social Catalysts, the Accelerators of Social Evolution

All developed, developing and emergent cultures use social objects to foster their evolution. Social objects are “encapsulated” entities that regulate the functionality of cultures. Laws, regulations, and social, economic and political systems, including institutions, and organizations of any kind, are examples of social objects.

Objects in Adaptive Environments

The social functions are regulated by driving, inhibiting and entropy inhibiting objects. The catalysts are part of the restricted context of the process that is being catalyzed, while the gravitational objects are part of the wide context. These catalysts need to be redundant with the gravitational objects that sustain the basic framework of the functions involved.

In developed cultures, legality and legitimacy tend to be overlapped. These cultures use driving, inhibiting, entropy inhibiting, catalyzing and gravitational objects that establish the framework and administrate the operational rules of the environment. See “Microeconomics driven Development” www.unicist.net/economics/participate

The gravitational objects, like the constitution of a country, establish the basic framework of a culture considered as a system. The catalyzing objects establish the acceleration that ensures the synchronicity of actions for the evolution of any adaptive system.

The drivers, inhibitors and entropy inhibitors establish the operational rules that have to be followed to be part of the system.

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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. 


Facileness, the Driver of Involution

Facileness is an addiction that is installed in over-adaptive environments, which drives their stagnation and/or involution. This behavior is driven by the submission to the fallacious myths of a society, is acted out by the actions of transferring risks and costs to others and is sustained by the avoidance of conflicts.

Facileness

Facileness is necessarily short-term oriented and cannot deal with structural approaches, institutionalization, the root causes of problems or strategic approaches to reality.

Proposing utopias, making shortcuts, subjectifying, “buying time”, lying and denying facts are typical actions in facileness driven environments.

Facileness, as an addiction, is fully unconscious and develops the necessary defenses to maintain the status quo while following the fallacious myths of the environment.

As an addiction, it creates a parallel reality in the world where only those who share this addiction can participate as leaders.

The submission to the fallacious myths proposes behaviors that avoid facing the weaknesses that cannot be accepted by the environment.

Social Facileness

This social behavior is installed as an addiction in environments that are natural resources dependent without assuming an active role to increase the value of the resources.

It is also installed in extremely poor over-adaptive environments.

Facileness profits by transferring risks and cost to others, which installs distrust in the environment and reinforces an extremely individualistic behavior.

As conflicts are drivers of changes, this addiction requires avoiding conflicts to ensure that the parallel reality is not endangered.

The “Peers in the World” Program to minimize Facileness

Minimizing facileness is a basic condition for social development and requires that the leaders of the environment feel that they are “Peers in the World”, which do not need to be submissive or oppositional to evolve.

This requires that they have an adaptive attitude, which means that they feel they can influence the environment while they are influenced by it.

The development of a “Peers in the World” attitude requires promoting a strategic approach to reality among young leaders of the environment in a way that they can perceive short-term results while a long-term approach is introduced.

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Peter Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute has been, since 1976, the pioneer in complexity science research where the Unicist Evolutionary Approach was developed. It was one of the precursors of the Industry 4.0 concept.


Cultural Adaptiveness drives Social Expansion

Cultural adaptiveness is the central gravitational force that fosters expansion. It is homologous to institutional expansion processes. The core of the adaptive behavior is to make growth in an environment possible.

The unicist ontological structure of adaptiveness includes counterintuitive elements that make it difficult to apprehend because of the pre-concepts people have. The final purpose of cultural adaptiveness is to achieve growth using influence on the environment to produce it.

Over-adaptation works as a driver for cultural degradation but also as an energy conservation function in adaptive environments, a fact that can be considered counterintuitive.

That is why over-adaptation can only be apprehended if it is experienced.

Types of adaptiveness in cultures:

Four segments of adaptive behaviors have been identified. These segments are:

  1. Doers – Doing driven
  2. Members – Belonging driven
  3. Leaders – Sharing driven
  4. Innovators – Expanding driven

1) Doers

Adaptiveness is solution driven. Adaptive processes imply being able to integrate the environment with the individual in a value adding relationship.

That is why it generates a spontaneous solution approach that is the basic driver for doers. They accept to deal within the system of a culture assuming a dominant role in order to adapt through their actions.

The segment of doers is driven by their integration through their deeds. They are naturally value generation driven and profit from their counterpart. They naturally tend to marginalize those who tend to profit from the environment.

Doers seek for the expansion of the vital space through the prevalence of the culture as a system and the influence through actions.

2) Members

Their concept of belonging drives them naturally towards the exclusion of outsiders.

This is not a racist feeling they have but the feeling that all those who do not share the spirit de corps of a culture need to be excluded from the system.

This exclusion is not necessarily an active action but it always includes the establishment of the limits between those who belong and those who do not.

They are the conservative members of an Establishment that foster the maintenance of the original values that are included in the institutional or cultural archetypes.

Their submission to the system is based on the existence of barriers that separate the people that belong to the Establishment from those who do not.

Their behavior is fully institutionalized to foster the development of the culture in order to expand its vital space.

3) Leaders

This is the segment within an adaptive institution or culture that fosters its expansion based on developing the power of its social capital and the cooperation among its members.

The goal of these leaders is to expand the power of a culture to influence the external environment.

They develop their actions within a conservative context representing the values that are implicit in the institutional or cultural archetype.

They are participative, being able to share their vital space to foster the development of the social capital.

They represent the nationality of an institution or culture and are the leaders of their spirit de corps to expand the vital space.

4) Innovators

They are the members of an institution or culture that foster the evolution of the archetypes of such culture in order to increase its vital space in the environment.

They are driven by competitiveness in order make the expansion of the vital space through the introduction of innovative actions possible.

They propose new technologies that naturally influence the evolution of the dominant ideology and the dominant ethics of a culture.

These innovators are the natural heroes in the cultures and succeed if they are able to structure the innovations within the system.

They are the generators of the innovations that empower the social capital. This segment is accepted based on the expansion of the vital space it produces.

Their role in the system is the expansion of its boundaries which happens when they accept the limits of the cooperation in the institution or culture.

Conclusions

Adaptiveness has naturally a high level of entropy. The level of entropy is high because it needs to work within a complex adaptive system where the needs of the institution or culture and its environment need to be integrated.

Institutions and cultures need to establish the system that defines their structure. It can be said that the basics of countries considered as adaptive systems are given by their constitutions and the basics of institutions are given by their visions.

Constitutions and visions are functional when they are consistent with their real archetypes. They produce the conditions for a structural over-adaptation when they are not consistent.

Peter Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute has been, since 1976, the pioneer in complexity science research to deal with adaptive entities and became a private global decentralized leading research organization in the field of adaptive systems and environments. It was one of the precursors of the Industry 4.0 concept.


Economic Power puts Archetypical Power into Action

The Power of Nations is based on the construction capacity which is given by work and sustained by the non-exerted destruction capacity that we call dissuasion power.

This implies that the economic power has to provide the maximal strategy, the possibility of upgrading to the next step while the dissuasion power developed by the administrative authorities of the country provides the necessary secure environment to grow.

It has to be considered that the economic power is basically individualistic oriented. In the materialistic world the same “thing” cannot be shared. Money is in my pocket or it is in your pocket. It cannot be in both at the same time.

That is why the nature of the materialistic world is the dualism which naturally drives towards fostering activities based on individual initiatives.

This is not necessary at a subsistence level but it is a must if a culture fosters expansion and influence in the environment.

Diana 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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Unicist Anthropology – Discovery of Collective Intelligence

The discovery of collective intelligence allowed building a bridge between the archetypes and lifestyles of cultures and the social, institutional and individual behavior. Individual intelligence is always empowered or inhibited by the lifestyle of a culture which is driven by the fundamentals of the archetype.

Collective IntelligenceCollective intelligence is the driver that allows building intelligent synergy among the members of a society to better adapt to the environment.

It is easily noticeable in animals, such as ants and rats. It empowers their survival capacity and the expansion of their species.

Collective intelligence provides behavioral patterns that establish the cohabitation rules of a society and defines who is a member and who is an alien. It includes the transcendent and immanent aspects of behavior.

The collective intelligence is defined by the archetype of a culture and becomes materialized in its lifestyle.

Although different groups of a society might have different habits according to their possibilities, there is a common lifestyle defined by the collective intelligence that establishes the patterns of acceptable behavior. Those who do not follow these patterns are considered aliens.

Collective intelligence is the intelligence that allows social capital building and institutionalizing.

The collective intelligence works as a catalyst and as a gravitational force for individual intelligence. But the collective intelligence can also work as an inhibitor for the actions that can endanger the rules of a society.

The level of collective intelligence defines the level of development of a culture. Thus the power of a culture is given by the functionality of its archetype in the environment. The Japanese culture is a paradigmatic example of collective intelligence.

Apprehending and understanding the nature of a cultural archetype is necessary whenever there is a need to develop an action to exert influence in an environment. If the acceptable patterns of behavior are not taken into account, the individual will be an alien.

Peter 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.


National interest is the ultimate purpose of globalization

According to the unicist logical approach to globalization, this is not an economic phenomenon but a comprehensive phenomenon, which encompasses economic aspects as drivers to action. It is based on a diplomatic power upheld by the organization of the State, which grants an advantage to countries with mature political systems.

Sustainable GlobalizationGlobalization has cultural aspects that constitute a basis through the myths of those nations which are globalizing, and which materializes in the power of each culture’s language.

On the other hand, it promotes the development of peoples through the compatibility of shared interests and through the search for an ideology that allows integrating the development needs.

Finally, globalization seeks to facilitate the integration of individual interests. These individual interests basically foster economic integration and represent a starting point for a sustainable globalization.

Sustainable Globalization

Sustainable globalizations are those that have a cooperation structure that carries a national interest as its ultimate purpose; they present global development as an objective and count on a strong diplomacy to prevent conflicts from developing into wars.

Their underlying condition of integration is given by their members’ shared competitiveness, and a social capital among institutions that make them functional to the accomplishment of the community’s objectives.

In these cases a strong feeling of cooperation prevails, which ensures that such competitiveness be functional to the integration of institutions among its members.

Unstable Globalization

Economic globalizations are those that seek a region’s development through the existence of a shared interest, and which are mounted on a dominant ideology as a basis of an economic globalization. They include diplomacy to obtain benefits.

They are based on the need to ally in light of a common enemy or by imposition of one of its members as a result of military, economic or religious dominance.

Unstable globalizations have lasted centuries, but since the structural modification of communications and the speed of technological evolution, they tend to disappear in much less time.

Conclusion

In order for a globalization to be sustainable it requires that the national interest be covered. There has to be a strong State permitting a powerful diplomacy and there must also be, within the vital space within which the culture operates, a globalization concept that permits to include other cultures.

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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


Global Strategies: Unicist profiling of Countries

A unicist profile describes the essential aspects of an individual, institution or culture at an operational level. A unicist profile defines the role of the entity, its materialistic profile and its ideological profile.

To define the structure of a  profile it is necessary to apprehend the objective, subjective and essential aspects of a reality, but to manage profiles it is only required to be able to build an empathic relationship with the individual, institution or culture.

A unicist profile materializes the meaning of the existence of these entities. In the case of cultures it becomes necessary to accept the fact that their profiles underlie the actions of their members and are inserted in the dominant myths of the culture.

This structures the social norms that have to be accepted in order to be acceptable as a member of a culture.

The cultural archetype is the complement of the role of cultures which provides the structure that sustains their cultural positioning.

Nature is organized by objects, and so are cultures. Social objects are the institutions of a country that provide the framework that sustains social and individual behavior.

Understanding the unicist profile of a country is essential to be able to understand the functionality of its institutions.

When dealing with cross-cultural activities it is necessary to have apprehended the profiles of the different cultures involved in order to avoid colliding with their nature.

Peter 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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Utopias Sustain and Foster the Economic Behavior of Cultures

Behind any economic action there is a utopia that sustains it. This implies that the drivers of utopias are the materialistic needs of a culture or an individual.

Unicist Ontogenetic Map of UtopiasThis research triggered the extreme criticism from some segments of “intellectuals” or “spiritualists” who consider that the utopias come from the world of the ideas or from the spirit.

This research demonstrated that they are built as ideas but triggered by materialistic scarcities.

That is why those countries where economic freedom is fostered evolve faster because new utopias are permanently triggered by the participants of the economic activity.

The Unicist Ontological Structure of Utopias

Utopias can be seen from two different standpoints:

  1.  The dysfunctional
  2.  The functional

From the dysfunctional standpoint utopias are a sort of “fantasies”. From a functional standpoint they foster the evolution of cultures.

Utopias’ purpose is to upgrade cultures opening the possibilities of actions and providing a catharsis to sustain evolution.

A social utopia is functional to the next level of evolution. The upgrade of a culture happens because a utopia is installed to overcome the implicit weaknesses of a specific situation of a culture.

This opens new possibilities of action, establishing at the same time a cathartic context that allows failing before achieving the upgrade of the culture.

From an operational essential standpoint, utopias open possibilities, allowing cathartic “explosions”, introduce motivation for action and establish shared goals for the future.

This integration has functional and dysfunctional aspects. But illusory goals should be considered together with possible goals in their oneness.

From a strict standpoint, a maximal strategy that depends on the external environment of the society is somehow an illusory goal to be achieved.

In the field of utopias, illusions, actions, doing and communicating are nor separated concepts but one to achieve the final goal that is upgrading a society.

Operationally, four segments of utopias can be described:

Illusory utopias

Illusory utopias are those that basically provide catharsis to the members of a society. Involving cultures are driven by illusory utopias based on heroic projects that will “change the history” (typical title for illusory utopias).

Illusory utopias become functional when they are part of challenging and possible projects, providing the extreme possibilities to go beyond the boundaries of a situation.

Hypothetic utopias

They are the rational utopias that are built upon theoretical possibilities developing projects that should be achievable. Hypothetic utopias provide a framework of truths to sustain their ideas. They are necessary to widen the boundaries of the possibilities and sustain the need of freedom of dependant societies.

Hypothetic utopias allow people to think that they will be able to change a situation anytime based on their rationalized social intentions.

Possible utopias

Possible utopias are those that allow building synergy in societies. This synergy is based on a shared project that can be done with the integration of the members of a culture.

Possible utopias imply prices to be paid and the exclusion of the aliens. Aliens are those who do not share the vision of the possibility.

These utopias are basic for growth and provide the necessary cultural context to sustain the culture without changing it. Thus they are natural to evolving leading cultures.

Challenging utopias

Challenging utopias foster cultural change. They are based on action and on expanding the boundaries of a culture.

They necessarily include illusory and hypothetical aspects in order to expand the possibilities of what can be done. Challenging utopias are driven by the heroes of cultures.

Evolving cultures and emerging cultures are driven by these challenging utopias developed by heroes.

Those cultures that have not solved their identity in their environment cannot accept authoritative roles and cannot “use” heroes to evolve. They fear the power of heroes and therefore they naturally transform challenging utopias into illusory utopias.

Peter 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


The Power of a Country’s Archetype is defined by its Work

Work implies the capacity of displacing facts in nature in order to generate a usable added value for a society.

P=W/t

Therefore it is implicit that the fundamentals of work are consistent with the different levels of archetypes. We will describe in the following the fundamentals of work in the different archetypes:

Social Value of Influential Work

The purpose of work in elites of influential archetypes is to generate added value in their societies. To do so their active function is driven by the transforming of nature and the energy conservation function is the need to overcome resource scarcity.

If we see it at an operational level we can define that:

The maximal strategy of the elites is to transform nature driven by the energy focused on knowledge and the personal need that sustains their actions is the self-affirmation of their deeds.

The minimum strategy to overcome resource scarcity is driven by the energy of their capacity to produce and the personal need that sustains their actions is the capacity to manage the time to make things happen.

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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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