Businesses are a paradigmatic Human Complex Adaptive System that needs to be managed as a Unified Field. This is the field of complexity sciences.Apprehending the unified field requires observing the active function, perceiving the energy conservation function, intuiting the implicit purpose and finally validating through destructive and non destructive pilot tests.
The unicist approach deals with reality considered as a unified field. This unified field is defined by the extrinsic and intrinsic concepts that have been discovered. These unicist concepts are the unicist ontology that defines and regulates the nature of the entity that is being dealt with.
This unified field is defined by a credibility zone when we deal with extrinsic concepts and by a functionality zone when dealing with intrinsic concepts.
Every being can be described by the three principles and functions that define it. It has a purpose, an action principle and an energy conservation principle.
These three elements are integrated in its oneness considering a specific functionality in the environment. Every reality, considered from a functional point of view, has a unique essential structure.
Adaptive systems, like businesses, require managing reality as a unified field. When the wideness of the unified exceeds the possibilities of an individual to envision it, the individual cannot assume the responsibility to manage it.
Managing an adaptive system in the business field requires dealing with it with a strategic approach. This requires being able to forecast its evolution and influence it to achieve the goals that have been defined.
Managers, entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs are responsible for transforming business complex problems into simple solutions that can be solved by following the instructions included in the procedures.
Institutions are considered as entities that seek for permanence, being driven by their mission and the rules that regulate their behavior in the environment.
This defines the archetype of an institution that is homologous with the phenotype of a living being.
The institutional phenotype is defined by the natural organization it adopts which is integrated by the structural business model that includes adaptive systems to expand and administrative systems for the energy conservation of the institution.
The energy conservation function defined by the institutional unified field is given by the strategy it has, which includes both the maximal strategy to expand beyond the boundaries and the minimum strategy to survive.
Managing Businesses as Unified Fields:
The Management of businesses as unified fields requires managing them as human complex adaptive system. Complex system can only be validated by the results they produce.
Therefore, they need to be managed integrating the knowledge of their unified field with the use of the results driven organization and with the energy conservation that is provided by the strategy they have to expand while sustaining their results.
The Unified Field of a business model can be defined integrating the different aspects that are included. The active principle is the unified field management which implies integrating the different aspects of a business following the supplementary and complementary relationships.
The unicist strategic approach is the necessary complementation of the results driven organization.
The unicist strategy, integrating the maximal strategy to expand the boundaries and the minimum strategy to survive, allows achieving the goal of the strategy which is adaptation, implying growth.
Businesses as adaptive systems need to be approached by the results they produce.
The only true approach to the complexity of a business is by the results it produces. Therefore, it is necessary to have a business object that allows managing these results.