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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


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


Using consultants as catalysts in power driven organizations

Power driven organizations are focused on their “shareholders”. They might be not-for-profit organizations, businesses or “solopreneurs”; in all the cases they are focused on the needs of the “owners”.

Business ConsultantsThe natural role of a consultant is:

1) To be an expert who provides expertise.

2) To be a tool provider.

3) To be a technology provider.

The role of what has been named a pseudo-consultant is:

1) to outsource work processes

2) to provide opinions

3) to work as a catalyst

Power driven organizations do not use consultants, they use pseudo-consultants. When using pseudo-consultants they cannot accept including them in the circle of “WE”.

Therefore they are an external element that is used to empower their system because of some problem the organization has to solve. This means that the pseudo-consultants are not part of the business processes and therefore function as an external element that works as a catalyst.

A business catalysts works as a competitor with the system it is catalyzing. That is why catalysts wear out by using them. Pseudo-consultants get worn out in these organizations, and at the end they are perceived as a “persona non grata”.

Also consultants work as catalysts but what catalyzes is the functional expertise, the tools or the technology. What gets worn out is the objective added value which is absorbed by the organization as soon as it is installed and “vanishes” as a catalyst. The subjective role of the consultants becomes upgraded during this process.

Pseudo-consultants are used as “subjective” catalysts, and the organizations compete with them in order to “beat” them to avoid their competition with the power of the members.

That is why “institutionalized consultants” cannot work with power driven organizations, and power driven organizations need to have a reservoir of consultants to use when needed.

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


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


Rediscovering the client: Client Centered Management Model

Client Centered Management is a breakthrough and a back to basics to provide an adequate environment to grow. It is a management model that was developed to establish the rules for an optimum use of the company’s energy so as to satisfy its internal and external clients. When talking about the external client in the company we necessarily refer to the customer and the shareholder.

Client Centered Management (CCM)CCM is a meta-model to provide result-assurance, client orientation and secure added value to an organization. It is the natural model to expand businesses.

The principles that integrate the CCM meta-model are:

1. Divide the processes into client-supplier units

This division aims at determining which operating units have a clear “output” so as to be suppliers and which have a clear “input” so as to be considered clients.

2. Minimize intermediaries

This principle follows the natural concept of “the larger the number of intermediaries, the bigger the entropy”.

3. Services or products received are paid for

This principle makes the organization become more aware of costs and benefits and enables negotiating goals to obtain measurable and predictable results.

Maximal Strategy:

4. Each client has only one supplier

The principle that each client has only one supplier defines the role of the supplier which drives towards a solution driven approach and not only a task driven approach.

5. First giving, then receiving

It implies that services are paid for once rendered and not during the rendering process or in advance. There can be grounded exceptions to this in the organization.

6. Delivered out of time is considered undelivered

In practice, it ends up in an incentive system for each delivery on time and a punishment system if the dispatch is made out of time.

Minimum Strategy:

7. Every client may change his supplier

The organization’s success is given by its capacity to satisfy the clients’ needs. This obliges the organization to manage the unfulfilled situations a supplier may have.

8. He who needs claims

“He who needs claims” is a principle based on the KANBAN approach which is closely associated with the natural tendency of satisfying one’s own needs.

9. Each supplier counts on his client’s trust

One of the basic principles of any successful large company is having a high reliability level. Reliability and trust are “sine qua non” principles for CCM’s application.

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


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


Unicist Approach: the Nature of Adaptive Systems for Work

Businesses are typical adaptive systems. We use the word “business” as a synonym of “work”. Businesses need to adapt to the environment in order to achieve the permanence of their transcendent goals and the personal goals of their participants.

Work as an Adaptive SystemAdaptive systems for work are entities that interact with the environment having the characteristics of a complex system but with an implicit and explicit duty to produce a predefined result.

Work is an environment that generates the need of adaptive systems in order to produce results and administrative systems to use and control the methods used.

The maximal strategy implies achieving or overcoming the planned results using procedures with the necessary flexibility and controlling them based on the feedback of the market.

The minimum strategy is based on using strict methods that use rigid procedures and intrinsic control systems based on accepted standards.

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


Unicist Ontological Backward Engineering for IT Architecture

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.

Access a synthesis on the “Discovery of the Unicist Ontology of Reverse Engineering” that is available at the Scientific Dissemination Program. You will find there other syntheses that might be of your interest: https://www.unicist.net/engineering/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/ontology_reverse_engineering.pdf

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NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in complexity science research and became a global decentralized world-class research organization in the field of human adaptive systems. http://www.unicist.org


Unicist Innovations in Business Architecture

The innovation of the unicist approach changed the paradigms of business architecture upgrading the conceptual design and the process design in business. It provided business objects to integrate in business processes in order to save energy and optimize the results.

The understanding of the different type of objects allows building adaptive processes that are driven by their fundamentals and use objects to accelerate their speed of action. The following description will give the basics of the innovation.

The activities of the Unicist Confederation are expanding based on the introduction of the unicist ontology and business objects driven technologies.

The Object Driven Organization of the adaptive aspects of businesses is the technology included in all the “solutions” for business optimization.

The Confederation itself also uses business objects for its growth. These objects ensure the critical mass of the solutions it provides to the market. Business solutions require the use of driving, catalyzing and gravitational business objects.

1) The business objects are the drivers of the activity providing the solutions that generate significant energy savings and optimization of results to their users.

2) The unicist approach, including diagnoses, strategies and architectures of the solutions is the catalyst of the Confederation’s proposals.

3) The emulation of nature in business is the gravitational object that sustains the activities of the Confederation.

This approach segments the market. Basically, it can be said that the object driven approach is necessary for business expansion and convenient for business administration.

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in complexity science research and became a global decentralized world-class research organization in the field of human adaptive systems. https://www.unicist.net/engineering/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/turi.pdf


Benchmarking Nokia – Global Product Design to Grow

Nokia is a world leader in mobility, driving the transformation and growth of the converging Internet and communications industries.

Mobile technology is evolving extremely fast. Understanding how Nokia is managing this fast evolution in product development will give you a benchmark to understand the new paradigms.

We strongly recommend watching the interview with Mary McDowell – Nokia’s Chief Development Officer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySoUGLCYnJc

The question we would like to propose is how a market can be managed when the evolution of the technology is extremely fast.

In one week you will find a response to the question on this blog.

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Diana Belohlavek
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