Root Cause Management


Unicist Organizational Design using Root Cause Management

Since human actions are driven by the concepts people have, it is necessary to organize business roles ensuring that the concepts that underlie business functions are compatible with the concepts of those who assume the responsibility of these roles.

The unicist organizational design approach transforms the business architecture into business processes that include objects to save energy and increase results. The unicist object driven organization is the natural way to design based on the knowledge of the concepts of the functions of a business.

This approach uses the Unicist Object Driven Organization and Client Centered Management models to define, organize and optimize processes that satisfy the needs of the market, the stakeholders and the shareholders.

It implies integrating business objects in the business processes that allow managing the adaptive aspects of businesses, accelerating the business processes while saving energy. The unicist organizational design includes:

The Organizational Strategy: to organize the processes to satisfy clients, shareholders and stakeholders organizing the efficacy and efficiency of business processes.

Business Objects Building: to define the different types of business objects to be installed in business processes: drivers, catalysts, inhibitors, entropy-inhibitors and gravitational objects.

Quality Assurance System: to define the different automated and non-automated quality assurance systems to ensure the reliability of business processes.

Conceptual Design Groups: to design business processes based on their concepts and the technologies and resources that are available.

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NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute (TURI) has been, since 1976, the pioneer in the research of complexity where the roots of evolution and the structure of concepts were discovered. In the business world, TURI developed a Solution Bank based on the structures of concepts, which define the nature of business functions that allow managing the root causes of problems and the root drivers of solutions.
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Logical Management Tools: Unicist Business Diagnostics

The purpose of unicist diagnostics is to find solutions in the field of adaptive systems.

Unicist Business DiagnosticsTherefore the development of diagnoses, including the implementation of the solutions, is the core activity to develop consciousness that can be done after the previous activities have prepared the context.

It demands a very strong will and inner time to develop diagnoses knowing that they probably will have to be redone in order to build true solutions. Diagnosing and learning from the implementation of solutions is the driver to expand personal maturity.

There is the need of segmenting the diagnosing processes in order to make them more accessible for the different levels of diagnosticians. Symptomatic diagnoses demand a lower level of knowledge and awareness than the diagnoses of the unified field of an adaptive system.

The segments are:

  1. Descriptive Diagnoses
  2. Static Diagnoses
  3. Causal Diagnoses
  4. Conceptual Diagnoses

Descriptive Diagnoses

They are based on a detailed description of the signs (facts) of the adaptive system within the limits of the symptoms defined by the responsible diagnostician or client.

Static Diagnoses

They are based on the development of a diagnosis comparing the signs with the categories of a standard or an ontogenetic map within the limits of the symptoms defined by the responsible diagnostician or client.

Causal Diagnoses

They are systemic diagnoses of the unified field of an adaptive system, in which a systemic compromise is made to deal with the functions of an adaptive system as variables. The limit of the diagnosis is the actual unified field of the adaptive system.

Conceptual Diagnoses

They are the diagnoses of the actual adaptive system and its possibilities for expanding, based on the ontogenetic maps that define its functionality. The limit of these diagnoses is the actual unified field and the possible expansion of the adaptive system.

Diego 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 Coaching: Understanding the Nature of Things

Many, many years ago a centipede, which lived in a forest, had unsolvable problems. His salary was insufficient to pay for the shoes he used. His life was empty. No cinema, no theatre, no vacations; nothing that required money to be bought.

The OwlThe centipede had been searching for solutions all over the forest. He went from stone to stone, from tree to tree, from friend to friend. No solutions were found, just desperation.

Finally he met a friend who proposed him a solution. Why don’t you visit the owl? He is the senior consultant of the forest. He is wise and counsels everybody. He is really respected in the forest.

After thinking it over for some time, he decided to go. His situation was unbearable. No cinema, no anything. Surviving was the most he could do.

The great day came and with hope and joy he visited the owl and told him his story. The owl listened carefully and respectfully. Finally after reflecting on the centipede’s problem he proposed a solution.

“I have the solution for your problem,” said the owl. “Put on a pair of wings and fly”.

“Thank you!” replied the centipede. “I have finally found my way. Now I will be able to go to the cinema and to the theatre.  I will be able to live my life again.”

After leaving the owl’s room, the centipede thought, ‘how can I do that?”

Immediately he returned to owl’s office and asked him how to use the wings and fly.

With the same formality he had used before the owl replied.

“Look, the responsibility of a consultant is to propose ideas. Implementation is the client’s responsibility.”

The centipede did not just leave the room. He fled…..

He stayed alone for more than a month. The problem was harassing him. He could not see a way out. His alternative was to commit suicide, but he could not find the courage to do so.

Some time after, while resting on a stone with his eyes looking nowhere, an ant saw his depressive look.

“What is wrong with you? Why are you sad? The day is nice, it is spring; what is your problem?” the ant asked.

The centipede felt the need to tell him his story. The ant listened carefully and suggested him to talk with the eagle (*), the other counselor in the forest.

“No way! I do not want to talk with anybody again.” said the centipede.

“You have no choice”, replied the ant. “And please consider that it has been very helpful in my case.”

The EagleFinally he decided to go. He was really scared.

The eagle had a penetrating sight that appeared extremely aggressive. The centipede began to tell him his sad history, but he could not finish. The eagle interrupted him.

“I have the solution for your problem”, said the eagle.

“I have seen this movie before” thought the centipede.

“Just use half of the shoes. Use one foot with a shoe and leave the next barefooted. Thus you will reduce the cost of the shoes you have to buy. After having this done for a month, please come to visit me again.”

He left the room limping. Toc, non-toc, toc, non-toc.

After some time he rebelled. He left the shoes aside.

“No more!!!” He said, and began walking barefooted.

He had found his way. He didn’t use shoes anymore.

That is why, to this day, centipedes do not use shoes.

He never visited the eagle again. What for? His life was on its way. From time to time, when the eagle and the centipede met in the forest, they smiled at each other.

(*) Eagles and owls are deadly enemies in nature.


Extracted from the book “Unicist Riddles” by Peter Belohlavek.

Which are the fundamentals of the eagle’s proposal?
Why are eagles and owls deadly enemies in nature?

“Riddles” have many solutions. In the Far East, the “riddles” are used to develop internal freedom and responsibility.

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Unicist ontological reverse engineering approach

Ontological reverse engineering is the process of discovering the ontological principles of an object, system or reality through the analysis of its ontological structure, function and operation.

Ontological reverse engineering is the unicist mechanical process to discover or rediscover the nature of an object of reality that is being researched.

It is a technological approach that becomes necessary when dealing with the nature of problems.

It is the basic tool for complex problem solving.

Without being able to deal with the reverse engineering process the nature of problems cannot be approached.

This is the real limit of the problems an individual can solve.

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. https://www.unicist.net/engineering/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/turi.pdf


Ethical Intelligence as the Driver of Adaptive Business Processes

The ethical intelligence included in the institutional archetype of an enterprise defines its level of adaptiveness in the market. The level of adaptiveness is implicitly included in the business strategy and the business architecture of a company. It has to be considered that there are two basic attitudes in business:

Ethics is a human intelligence that gives support to the individual’s capacity to adapt to an environment. Ethical intelligence is the basis for: added value generation, individuals influence on the environment, time management, strategic planning capacity and focusing.

Ethics is a human intelligence that gives support to the individual’s capacity to adapt to an environment. Ethical intelligence is the basis for: added value generation, individuals influence on the environment, time management, strategic planning capacity and focusing.

  1. An Adaptive attitude that allows influencing the market while being influenced by it.
  2. An over-adaptive attitude that drives to dominate, submit or oppose the market.

Adaptive processes are implicitly complex; this implies that the market and the company need to be considered as a “unified field” in order to be able to exert influence while being influenced. But this complexity needs to be simplified in order to make work processes manageable by anyone.

Therefore adaptive business processes, including adaptive automation, demand using behavioral segmentations to define adapted actions that require identifying the counterpart that is being influenced. It requires being client focused while obtaining the corresponding benefits as a counterpart.

Client Centered Management is the organizational meta-model that establishes the rules to be considered by companies that have decided to develop an institutionalized strategy in their market. It emulates the adaptive behavior of nature.

This client orientation allows developing adaptive automated processes that include the use of business objects and commercial objects that simplify the adaptive process and ensure results. The adaptive automation is what makes adaptiveness manageable in business.

Therefore the ethical intelligence implicit in the business strategy is what defines the level of adaptiveness of a business process.

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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The Quality Assurance System defines one’s Reliability

Quality assurance is the difference that makes a person, institution, work group, system, work or product reliable or not.

Quality AssuranceWithout quality assurance there is no reliability in results within reality. The more objective the subject is, the less complex the application of the quality assurance concept becomes. The more abstract, intangible or subjective the result, the more complex this concept management is.

As a final summary of the Quality Assurance process find listed below a synoptic description of elements which includes the Quality Assurance Functional Concept.

The taxonomy is the descriptive one according to order of presentation. However, it implies having a clear understanding of the concept seen as a unit given that the unified field it encompasses may only be apprehended as of this totalizing/integral idea.

Elements included in a Quality Assurance System:

  1. Plan “B”
  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

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 world-class research organization in the field of human adaptive systems. http://www.unicist.org


Characteristics of big changes

Big changes necessarily produce conflicts in an organization. Big changes require all the energy of an organization in order to be implemented. When big changes are necessary it is because there has been a structural change of the environment that made an organization dysfunctional.

Big Change Implementation:

  1. Define the nature of the future situation
  2. Define the nature of the present situation
  3. Understand the real need
  4. Design driving objects
  5. Design catalysts to accelerate processes
  6. Define the implementation taxonomy
  7. Implement change

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Diego Belohlavek
Expert System &
Business Platform Manager

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute is a pioneer in complexity science research. More than 4,000 ontological researches were developed since 1976 until July 2011 in the field of individual, institutional and social evolution, including the development of ontology based and business object driven solutions for businesses.


The Unicist Object driven Continuous Improvement

The Unicist Continuous Improvement, presented by Peter Belohlavek, is based on the systematic improvement of the business objects that are part of the processes of an activity.

This approach minimizes change resistance and maximizes the possibility of introducing the innovations that are necessary because they are installed in objects and do not affect subjects. The Unicist improvement uses business objects as catalysts within the alternative plans B and C prepared in case plan A is not implemented.

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NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute is the pioneering organization in the development of ontology based and business object driven solutions for businesses. More than 3,500 ontological researches were developed since 1976 until September 2010 in the field of individual, institutional and social evolution.


35th Anniversary of The Unicist Research Institute

June 1976 was the beginning of the research of evolution in the field of complexity science. It was focused on approaching the nature of reality which required an ontological approach to the basic research and an object driven approach in the field of application.

The research drove to the discovery of the ontogenetic intelligence of nature, the unicist ontology, the unicist logic, the complexity science research methodology and the human ontointelligence.

This provided the basic knowledge to develop more than 3,500 applicative researches in the field of individual, institutional and social evolution that were finished until September 2010. The research work is still ongoing.

We would like to share with you this celebration giving you access to the book on:

Unicist Ethics: The Ethics of Doers

We consider it will allow you to expand your boundaries in work and businesses.

You can access the book at: http://www.unicist.org/deb_doers.php

This anniversary is a very special one, because it follows a turning point in our global expansion that took place during the last year.

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NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute is the pioneering organization in the development of ontology based and business object driven solutions for businesses. More than 3,500 ontological researches were developed since 1976 until September 2010 in the field of individual, institutional and social evolution.


Introduction to the unicist management of Change Resistance

Resistance to change can be produced by the change itself or by the intrinsic needs of individuals. When a diagnosis is made in order to improve a business it produces a change resistance in itself.

It is impossible to avoid that the needs of individual be affected. Understanding the functionality of change resistance will help you to manage the information of diagnoses in order to minimize its negative effect.

While pre-concepts are functional to solve the problems of reality, individuals appear to assume the responsibility of making things happen.

The acid test to evaluate individuals’ responsibility occurs when reality changes and the pre-concepts are not functional to solve the existent problems.

In that case there are three possible alternatives:

Case 1: The individual accepts that a change occurred and that he has to learn how to manage the new situation. In this case, learning takes place. (See Unicist Ontology of Learning and its taxonomy in the unicist bibliography).

Case 2: The individual suffers of innovation blindness and cannot see the change (See unicist papers published on the research of Innovation Blindness)

Case 3: The individual resists the change trying to return to the former state.

Change resistance passes through three stages in order to avoid a change:

1) Dominant influence to avoid change – Stage 2 starts if stage 1 fails
2) Manipulative influence to avoid change – Stage 3 starts if stage 2 fails
3) Destruction and self-destruction to avoid change

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Diego Belohlavek
Expert System Manager

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute is the pioneering organization in the development of ontology based and business object driven solutions for businesses. More than 3,500 ontological researches were developed since 1976 until September 2010 in the field of individual, institutional and social evolution.