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The Power of Unicist Object Driven Continuous Improvement

The purpose of continuous improvement is to increase effectiveness.

Unicist Continuous Improvement1The active principle that sustains the maximal strategy is driven by innovation and the energy conservation principle that sustains the minimum strategy is based on quality assurance.

Unicist continuous improvement integrates innovation to improve the processes and objects that are being used to implement medium and /or big changes, using quality assurance, the client centered management model and the personalized organization model to ensure the achievement of a higher level of effectiveness.

Maximal strategies are driven by innovation. They are put into action by the implementation of big changes that go beyond the existing boundaries of the present operation and are sustained by the external need represented by the client centered management.

Minimum strategies are driven by quality assurance, put into action by the development and implementation of medium changes and sustained by the personalized organization that ensures an effective participative action model.

The operational aspects of this unicist continuous improvement process can be defined as:

1) Internal Project Managers

There have to be internal project managers who participate in a learning program to deal with a unicist strategic approach to change and continuous improvement.

2) Unicist Change Management Technology

The unicist change management technology has specific objects, procedures and methods to be used to manage change.

3) External Quality Assurance

Quality assurance is a core aspect that needs to be provided externally in order to avoid paradoxical results when introducing changes. The quality assurance process includes both object driven quality assurance and personal control of objects and processes.

4) Objects as drivers, entropy inhibitors and catalysts of change

The unicist approach is based on the use of objects to drive change, inhibit the loss of energy and catalyze the speed of the change. The shorter the transition is, the better the results.

5) Unicist Continuous Improvement Technology

The unicist continuous improvement technology described in the following synthesis allows the development of changes considering the introduction of “changes without changing” based on a participative way to introduce them changing results without changing the real nature of the object/process to be changed.

Conclusions

Big changes have to be considered as necessary changes in order to be communicated internally. They need to be managed integrating the technologies of analytical and fundamental analysis to define the problems.

They need to be sustained by continuous improvement actions and an object driven organization to ensure that the outcome of this change is an effective structured solution and not only a conjunctural subjective approach to solve an extreme need.

Diego 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


Innovative Products Designed as Unicist Business Objects

Innovative products or services need to be designed and managed as unicist business objects in order to avoid their marginalization in the market.

Innovations require having a market position that demonstrates their capacity for generating a superior ROI than the one that is being achieved with succedaneum solutions.

In this case ROI implies, besides a meaningful relationship between investments and income, the existence of collateral benefits.

There is a generalized belief that innovations produce negative side effects. That is why innovations need to be designed to generate evident collateral benefits in order to be desirable.

The improvements of innovations need to include necessarily results, process and systemic improvements. This requires being fully aware of how an innovation is used. Sometimes it might become necessary to build additional objects to complement the use of innovations in order to ensure their functionality.

The quality assurance of an innovation is given by its objective value which is defined by the reference, cost and opportunity values.

The speed of introduction of innovations is multiplied when it has been designed as a business object. If this is not the case the products need to be redesigned or complemented in order to work and be perceived as objects.

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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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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The Breakthrough of the Unicist Universal Architecture

Before the unicist approach was developed architecture had multiple approaches to solve its tasks in the multiple fields of application.

Unicist Ontology of Functional ArchitectureThe unicist approach introduced the approach to architecture based on a unicist structural functionalist approach: unicist because it manages a specific reality as a unified field; structural because it defines the unicist ontological structure of such reality and functional because it uses the ontogenetic maps and objects to manage its functionality.

This requires a sound knowledge of the operational aspects and the nature of the field where something needs to be built.

Architects are individuals who make something exist that did not exist before. They are a sort of creators who have assumed the responsibility that this creation becomes useful, aesthetic and solid.

This role of architects has been socially accepted since they exist, which makes legitimate the fact that their earning be proportional to the value of their creation.

The original role of architects is the field of construction but it extended to those capable of building of any entity that can exist in itself and is useful, aesthetic and solid.

That is why there exist architects in many fields such as product architects, IT architects, sound architects, marketing architects, business architects, etc.

Vitruvius was the one who was able to describe and define their role in the 1st Century B.C. He was the one who described the ontological structure of their function.

The unicist approach to architecture includes the need to know the ontological structure of what is being built in order to ensure its utility, aesthetics and solidity.

Unicist Architecture is a structural functionalist approach to building. This building may or may not emulate nature. What the architects need to manage is their integration in a unified field with the project they are dealing with defining its utility, aesthetics and functionality.

Diana Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in complexity science research and became a global decentralized leading research organization in the field of human adaptive systems. https://www.unicist.net/engineering/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/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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Business Growth: The Unicist Critical Mass Method

The Unicist Critical Mass Method (UCMM) is a strategic approach to define the processes established by the business architecture in a way that ensures the results to be achieved.

Unicist Critical Mass MethodThe Unicist Logical Approach requires the use of critical masses in the adaptive business processes. A Unicist Critical Mass is the smallest amount of force that is needed to generate the integration of the elements of the unified field of a human complex adaptive system to produce results.

The Unicist Critical Mass Method (UCMM) is a design process that allows integrating the business architecture with the necessary synchronicity to be able to have a critical mass to add value and take advantage of opportunities. It requires a natural object driven organization with an adequate quality assurance process.

The quality assurance process that is included in the Unicist Critical Mass Method is based on having secure knowledge, on the use of destructive and non-destructive pilot tests to define the limits and validity of the solutions and on the existence of plans A, B, C and D to ensure results.

The Method

The UCMM follows the taxonomy and the ontological algorithm of the ontogenetic maps that correspond to the function of a business unit or process. The taxonomy defines the integration of the objects or concepts that are included and the ontological algorithm defines the process.

Generic Ontogenetic MapThe problem of using this method is that it is a strategic method, with strict hierarchical and relational rules to be applied but where the components are adaptive systems in themselves, like business objects, that need to be considered as having open boundaries and interdependent elements.

Strategic methods need to be apprehended as a unified field having a positive solution thinking mind. If we take a look at the abstract ontological structure of an ontogenetic map, it can be seen that there are three pilot tests and a previous launching evaluation in any adaptive system.

The idea of a concept (see 1 in graph) is the starting point that opens the possibilities of an individual to participate in the use of the UCMM.

Everything starts with a very simple and transparent approach to reality where the idea is installed in an ambiguous way and those who participate start working with it according to their own perception of reality.

Critical mass implies integrating the elements that are part of a unified field and this has to happen in a hierarchical order and a relational conjunction.

The hierarchical order follows the evolution law and the relational conjunction implies that the distance of the events has to be according to the necessary timing to generate a synchronicity of the elements to work as a unit to produce results.

Critical Mass Method SchedulingEvery event of the process of the UCMM has two schedules that have to be followed. Without following them there is no possibility of achieving a critical mass.

For each event to be synchronic within the whole process it has to take place within a framework of time, no sooner than the earliest implementation time, and no later than the latest implementation time. Outside this timeframe the event lacks synchronicity and is therefore dysfunctional for the creation of a critical mass to produce a result.

Paradoxically, while each event needs to work as a unit within the system, having its own force, this means that it needs to be autonomous, and be able to work as an independent unit, at the same time, each event is required to work interdependently to produce a unique integrated result.

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. http://www.unicist.org/repo/index.php#Unicist


Adaptive Systems: How does Unicist Quality Assurance Systems work?

The Quality Assurance concept implies that in the activity, which must bring about an added value, there is a Redundant Functionality and a Self-exclusion System within a framework of a Redundant Operational Method.

Unicist Quality AssuranceQuality assurance is of vital importance in the life sciences field.

In those fields in which the lack of quality is not a life or death, success or failure determinant, the possibility of conceiving a Quality Assurance process turns distant.

There is only quality assurance in those cultures and activities in which there is the attitude that things should be functionally right and certain as far as the value they add.

Elements included in a Quality Assurance System:

  1. Plan A, B, C and D
  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

Without quality assurance there is no reliability in results. 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 leading research organization in the field of human adaptive systems. http://www.unicist.org


Unicist Logical Approach: Automation of Business Processes

We define automation as a process that includes automatic behaviors which can be self-executing or human triggered. A sound knowledge of a given reality is necessary to apprehend its automation. The deeper the knowledge the higher is the possibility to automate a process.

EffectivenessThe simplest way to acquire a comprehensive knowledge is to divide a process into independent parts and then integrate them interdependently.

The deeper the knowledge of the wholeness of a reality, the better the automation solution in terms of energy consumed to reintegrate its parts.

Automation

The first aspect to be considered is to relate the architecture of a given reality with its conceptual engineering.

Conceptual engineering defines the architecture of a problem. To do so it is necessary to structure the concept of that reality.

Architecture is used to define the concepts of a reality materializing them as solutions, within the possibilities of existing knowledge.

Redesigning the automation of a process implies restructuring its functionality in terms of effectiveness.

Effectiveness = Efficiency*Efficacy*Automation

The concept of effectiveness was discovered at the beginning of the seventies.

The first approach to effectiveness implied adding efficiency and efficacy to achieve the best possible result.

It was an empirical solution to develop work processes optimizing the efficiency of the systems and the efficacy of humans.

In those times people were trained to develop the necessary skills to manage their work processes.

The results of this approach were inconsistent. “Change resistance” was the natural explanation for inadequate results.

The research on effectiveness, considered as an adaptive complex system, showed that its components should not be added, but should be integrated. Integration means conjunction. Conjunction, in mathematical terms, means multiplication.

This was the first approach to the conceptual analysis of work processes, which implied the integration of the three components of Effectiveness (Automation, Efficacy and Efficiency). In those times they were considered as variables, which at the end were defined as the functions of a concept or the dimensions of an ontology.

Analyzing a work process from this point of view implies recognizing a different aspect of a workflow. This approach is much more flexible and offers much more possibilities than the empirical addition of efficacy + efficiency.

Diego 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


Discovering the natural structure using reverse engineering

Ontointelligence defines the capacity of individuals to deal with complex problems. Ontointelligence is integrated by the individuals’ strategic intelligence, their type of logical thinking and their ethical intelligence.

Ontological Reverse EngineeringThis defines the focus of an individual’s activity, the value s/he adds to the environment, the capacity to forecast the future and the field in which an individual is naturally successful.

Intelligence evolves when an individual matures. The maturity permits an individual to achieve the maximal level of influence on reality.

Backward-chaining thinking implies being able to think from the end to the beginning. Consider a mounting line. It is the capacity of an individual to decompose the final “product” into its components.

When we are talking about ontological reverse engineering it means that in this process the individual is able to find the nature of a specific reality. To do so, an individual has to be able to discover the structure of the nature of that reality.

The ontological reverse engineering process is the basic approach to rediscover the concepts of a reality that have been discovered. And in order to do this, individuals need to discover the components of the “mounting line” that define the final reality until they had found the objects that integrate that reality.

Diego 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