“Q” Method

Unicist Standard

The unicist “Q” method was develop for two different but compatible purposes. On the one hand, it was developed to solve the problem of dealing with apparent incompatible solutions, because it integrates them at a superior level.

On the other hand, it is a method to empower intelligence by integrating incompatibilities. It drives to a superior level of intelligence by driving towards a superior ethical intelligence, which generates the complementation of thinking processes.

The Functionality of the Method

Complex problem solving sometimes drives to opposite and incompatible positions.

These opposite positions provoke three possible behaviors:

  1. Denying the problem
  2. Using analysis to seek for solutions
  3. The integration of the opposite positions at a superior level

1) The denial of the problem

Avoiding conflicts drives naturally towards inaction. Therefore denial is a conflictive way to destroy businesses in the short or long run.

Confronting at an operational level is a sophisticated way of denial; it provides a natural way to avoid responsibility.

2) Analytical solutions for the problem

Analyzing problems is functional when some of the parts involved are wrong. This implies that in fact there is no confrontation: one is right and the other is wrong. If that is the case, the division of the problem into parts allows defining what is right.

When both parts are right and the difference is given by a non-compatible and not evident final purpose, analysis drives towards discussing the parts instead of solving the problem in its oneness. In this case the solution is necessarily a downgraded compromise.

3) Integration of the opposite

Integrating the opposite positions into a superior solution requires having the knowledge of the fundamentals of the solution.

At least one of the parts needs to have the conceptual knowledge but both parts need to consider that the other position might be right. This approach upgrades the solution developed.

Problem solving in teamwork requires both competition and cooperation.

Cooperation necessarily follows competition: “if cooperation is the starting point utopias will be the end”.

Problem Solving in Teamwork

If competition prevails, inaction or degradation are the consequence but the personal risk of the competitors is not endangered.

Cooperation in diversity implies being able to integrate the evolution conflicts with power conflicts and with involution conflicts in order to transform them into actions to produce solutions for the parts involved.

Framework of the Unicist “Q” Method

The use of this method requires having a cooperative attitude while focusing on solutions until they have been found and having the necessary technical-analytical and fundamental knowledge in order to be able to decide how to upgrade the preexistent solutions.

Competitive environments inhibit or hinder the building of integrative solutions. In these environments the improvement of solutions is based on the existence of superior knowledge without considering the integration of the existent solutions. These solutions naturally generate change or innovation blindness or resistance.

The Unicist “Q” Method

  1. Use the “5 Why Method” to understand the foundations of both opposite positions.
  2. Develop a destructive test of one’s position to find the limits of its validity.
  3. Develop a non-destructive test of the controversial position to understand its validity.
  4. Define the field in which both positions are compatible and find the concept that underlies this field.
  5. Based on the concept previously found, discover the context that is ruled by it that includes both positions.
  6. Develop the necessary destructive and non-destructive tests to confirm that both positions have been integrated.

At the end of this process both parts will have learned about each other and an upgraded solution will have been produced.


Expert Systems to Sustain Methods

The unicist expert systems are alternative tools for any method that deals with business problem solving or solution building.

They were developed to manage the fundamentals of business processes by managing the root causes of processes to develop solutions in adaptive environments.

With multiple specialized modules to solve specific problems, these systems manage the unified field of the business processes to manage their functionality, dynamics and adaptability. 

Peter Belohlavek
The Unicist Research Institute