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Intelligent Systems to deal with Adaptive Environments

The concept of Industry 4.0, applied to a business as a whole, is necessary to produce sustainable growth. It is based on the use of intelligent systems to simplify the approach to adaptive environments.

The 4th Industrial Revolution introduced adaptiveness in the industrial and business world. The Industry 4.0 concept proposes to manage businesses as adaptive systems increasing customer orientation, productivity and quality.

It has to be considered that the Unicist Theory and its applications were a precursor of the Industry 4.0 concept.

The Unicist Approach became mature in the market when the hard technologies allowed developing adaptive industrial processes and gave birth to Industry 4.0.

Industry 4.0, as a concept, can be synthetically defined as the “revolution of adaptive business processes”. Adaptability requires managing the concepts of the business functions in order to be able to integrate different people, technologies, processes, systems, objects and tools.

As the previous industrial revolutions, Industry 4.0 coexists with the previous stages, providing a significant competitive advantage for those who enter this stage.

Unicist Press Committee

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute has been, since 1976, the pioneer in complexity science research to deal with adaptive entities and became a private global decentralized leading research organization in the field of adaptive systems and environments. It was one of the precursors of the Industry 4.0 concept


Management Systems (IT) based on Root Cause Management

People’s perception is driven by their Conceptual Short-Term Memory that is sustained by the concept they have. Therefore, IT systems need to be based on the concepts that underlie business functions. This approach is the core of adaptive systems, intelligent systems and interface design.

The Unicist Management Systems are based on the Conceptual Management Model that was developed to increase the effectiveness of organizations by integrating fundamentals and technical analytical knowledge in the management processes. The Unicist Management System includes:

A Business Intelligence System: to build competitive intelligence, critical intelligence and structural intelligence and to build the context of businesses.

Unicist Contingency Rooms: to transform urgent problems into structural solutions.

Performance Management System: to monitor the functionality of both the systemic functions and the adaptive functions of businesses.

Unicist Conceptual Design Groups:  to develop the dynamic business process architectures using the Extreme Design technology that has been developed to deal with complex adaptive environments.

The Unicist Management Systems integrate the existing systems of organizations. The Unicist System provides the root-causes of the business and its context.  It also works as a Decision Support System that can be used in situation rooms.

Unicist Press Committee

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. https://www.unicist.org/turi.pdf


Unicist Quality Assurance: the key to complex adaptive systems

Quality assurance is what introduces the necessary reliability to transform a business process into business objects. This allows building adaptive systems or introducing adaptiveness into operational systems.

Unicist Quality AssuranceQuality assurance is a characteristic that systems have, whether they include human action or not, to provide the accurate result to the point of being substituted by alternative systems in case of failure.

Nothing is absolutely certain, by definition, within the scope of science. When we refer to certainty we mean that there are at least three alternative plans in case of failure and that alternative processes have been designed to have a probability of failure of less than 0,01.

In order to assure this level of certainty it is necessary to count on a validation process in real conditions that ensures the result or output.

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 architecture and design 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 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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Peopleware: the Revolution in IT Architecture Building

The technological evolution of IT made the integration of hardware, software with peopleware possible.

Peopleware can be defined, in plain language, as the structure of attitudes that influence individuals’ activities.

Software can be observed because it establishes the interface of individuals with an activity.

Hardware can be perceived because the evident appearances of hardware can be observed but its functionality can be perceived through the possibilities it offers to software.

But peopleware is the deepest aspect of human activity and can only be intuited and validated using destructive and non-destructive pilot tests.

Peopleware defines attitudes. Therefore it deals with the deepest approach to individual behavior that deals with the human capacity of apprehending nature.

This implies entering the field of the unicist ontology of human behavior, the natural organization, the laws of organizational equilibrium and the apprehension of objects that emulate the organization of nature.

Organizational equilibrium is the purpose of peopleware. It has to be considered that organizational equilibrium needs to vary depending on the cycle of a business.

When growth becomes necessary, centrifugal forces need to prevail. But centripetal forces need to prevail when profit improvement needs to be achieved.

Learn more about Peopleware at: http://www.unicist.org/repo/#IT

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 Predictive Interfaces for Adaptive Systems

The objective of the Unicist Predictive Interface (UPI) is to introduce adaptiveness into systems that require providing adaptive responses to different circumstances.

Unicist Predictive InterfaceThe development of the UPI became possible due to the rules of the Unicist Double Dialectical Logic that allow emulating the organization of nature.

This allowed inferring the evolution of all those aspects where the fundamentals of behavior have been discovered and modeled.

Fundamentals define and describe the drivers of the actions of a specific entity in nature.

Predictive interfaces allow developing reliable confirmations of diagnoses and predictions of the evolution of the environment where the fundamentals are known.

The building of predictive interfaces is upgraded based on new discoveries of fundamentals that allow expanding the application field using the same generic inference rules.

The UPI uses predictors that represent on the surface the behavior of the fundamentals of a given aspect of reality. The existence of predictors makes the management of fundamentals possible.

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 Concept of Internet as a Business Catalyst

One of the roles of Internet is to work as a business catalyst for the real world. It is a marketplace in itself, which works as a catalyst for the real world marketplace if certain conditions are given.

Internet as a Business CatalystThe purpose of Internet as a catalyst is to build a link between sellers and buyers. To achieve this goal it is necessary that the websites had demonstrated to have a gravitational influence on the market that is being influenced and the necessary critical mass to build a true complementation with the market.

This implies having a strong competitive capacity within the limits of a cooperative attitude with the potential customers.

Complementation building requires developing a functional link that is fully dependent on the value proposition that is made.

But at the same time it implies being able to build a personal link that deals with the personal benefits for the customers to achieve a true complementation, which requires that both the value proposition and the seller’s organization have been “bought”.

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 Object Driven Organization: A Result Driven Model

The unicist organizational approach is based on emulating nature in organizations. An extremely effective organization can be developed integrating both structural aspects that sustain evolution and incidental aspects that allow dealing with conjunctures. Emulating nature implies integrating the abstract apprehension of reality with the concrete operational design.

Object Driven OrganizationA unicist object driven organization is a result driven model that, according to the predefined objectives, designs the necessary processes and uses and reuses business objects to produce the expected results.

An object driven organization implies the development of a maximal strategy that includes the design of processes based on logical procedures to put them into action and also a shared vision that makes these processes consistent with the business.

A strategy becomes successful if the necessary organization and the adequate work processes have been defined. This fact is implicit in the use of the unicist object driven organizational model. It is a way to organize the work using “objects” within the processes maximizing the productivity and quality of work and minimizing costs.

The object driven organization enables focusing on the necessary processes to develop maximal strategies while the objects installed provide the framework for the minimum strategies.

The use of business objects structures the timing and synchronicity of business processes. It also provides the necessary acceleration to achieve the needed critical mass and the required speed to adapt to the environment.

Objects are productive units that have a concept, an added value, the necessary quality assurance and a methodology to ensure the minimum strategy.

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 Reliability System: An entropy inhibitor for teamwork

The respect and fulfillment of the agreements within groups on time

Groups make agreements to make work, research or learning more effective. These group agreements are not optional for their members. They are mandatory and cannot be renegotiated. Thus the developments of working agreements within the limits of the actual possibilities of a group are fostered. When group work turns to be reliable, results can be excellent.

Reliability is basic for any relationship and therefore necessary for any development. The commitment with the agreements implies the respect of others and ensures teamwork.

The fulfillment of the planned activities on schedule

Work, research and educative activities have been designed following the ontology and the corresponding taxonomy to sustain the efficacy of participants. The unfulfillment of the terms of delivery generates problems to participants. They will have to achieve the objectives in spite of not having the technology, tools, knowledge or information required to develop their activity.

The difficulty to produce results arises and so does the entropy of the system. This entropy includes the weakening of personal activities, the possibilities of an adequate teamwork and the bonds among the colleagues of the groups.

The delivery of the defined works on time

Work, research and learning activities imply the fulfillment of deliveries on a predefined schedule.

Communitarian responsibility and efficiency require the delivery on time. Time implies having the habit of reliability to develop value adding activities. Works have to include all the aspects that were defined that the participants would provide. Added value delivered out of time is a useless cost.

Access a synthesis on the “Discovery of the Unicist Ontology of Professionalism in Business” that is available at the Scientific Dissemination Program. You will find there other syntheses that might be of your interest:
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Diego Belohlavek

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


Adaptive solutions are the next step in business management

Adaptive IT solutions are systems that have been designed to interact with the external and internal environment. Nowadays, there are multiple programming solutions available to sustain the unicist adaptive architecture. The solutions include aspect objects architecture with unicist logical inferences to manage adaptiveness.

Adaptive IT ArchitectureThe evolution of Information Technologies allowed integrating the adaptive aspects of business management in the operational systems of companies.
The integration of the unicist logical approach and the resulting business objects included in the business processes within an adaptive IT environment allows driving business processes to the next level.

To be able to organize by objects it is necessary to use both adaptive and administrative systems to organize the work processes. This widened the possibilities of companies to expand the boundaries of their activities within an environment of assured quality.

The level of adaptiveness varies according to the needs of the system. There are four levels of adaptiveness that can be managed:

1) Analogical drivers

This level is based on the recognition of the significant behavioral patterns of the segments of a market.

2) Rules based drivers

This level is based on the use of analogical patterns and the logical rules defined by the fundamentals that influence the buying processes.

3) Empirical drivers

This level is based on the previous level and the integration of mathematical models to infer behavior based on the observable aspects of the fundamentals that participate in the buying processes.

4) Objects based drivers

This level is based on the previous level plus the use of conceptual commercial objects that work as interdependent drivers to influence the attitude of the buyers. The feedback of the market is defined by the results produced by these objects.

Implementation adaptive systems requires following a step by step approach. Most of the people need to learn to interact with the business environment instead of trying to push it.

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. https://www.unicist.net/it/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/turi.pdf