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Functionality of words in unicist conflict management

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Being aware of the nature of a conflict is a key factor to learn to use the right kind of words in conflict management. And this means using those words that are functional to a situation at the right time. This is not a question of good or bad, it’s a question of functionalities.
The research on the unicist ontology of languages, among other aspects, explains the functionality that is implicit in the use of words. The results of this research helped individuals to diagnose reality based on the facts implicit in what is said.
The research on the unicist ontology of languages, among other aspects, explains the functionality that is implicit in the use of words. The results of this research helped individuals to diagnose reality based on the facts implicit in what is said.
In terms of the unicist ontology of language and based on the meaning of words, there are four different “types”: ambiguous words, hollow words, empty words and full words.
But we need to know that words are not hollow, empty, full or ambiguous in absolute terms. Their functionality is defined according to the context in which they are being used.

Unicist ontology of words’ functionality

The selection and use of words implies an implicit functionality to the emitter of the communication. On this basis, there have been established four structural functionalities: Pastime, Rituals, Activity and Conflict Management.
Conflict management turns to be functional when words that are being used are functionally hollow, contents are clear and objective and there is an ambiguity management that allows for conflict solving.
The hollowness of words defines the context to manage conflicts.
But such hollowness must be functional to the conflict that is being managed. When hollowness is too universal, it adds no value. When it is too narrow, the parts involved do not fit in. In both cases the use of language stimulates “war”.
If ambiguity and hollowness elements are not proposed by one of the parts involved then, there is no place for the other part to fit in. And this works both ways.
There is no room for improvisation here. Knowing the ambiguous elements that are functional to the conflict to be solved, which functional hollowness to present, and which full words to be used requires a high level of knowledge and experience in the field the conflict is presented.

You can find more information on The Unicist Ontology of Language at:
http://www.unicist.org/d_uol.php

More information on the Ontology of the Use of Words in the Building of Minimum and Maximal Strategies:
http://www.unicist.org/d_wmms.php

Diana Belohlavek

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Corporate Universities for business growth

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The structure of a Unicist Corporate University (UCU) has been designed to foster expansion both for the organizing institution and for the participants. A UCU works as a catalyst for the business of the organizing company and as a mind-opener for participants.
To foster expansion, UCUs necessarily need to go beyond the boundaries of the activity of participants.

No expansion happens within existing boundaries. But going beyond existing boundaries implies a strong commitment with:

1) Innovations: Providing new ways to produce better results approaching problems based on their nature.
2) Ethics: Fostering a superior ethics in terms of rules to produce more added value;
3) Participation: Promoting a real participation of all those individuals who are involved in the activities.

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The activities of UCUs are mainly virtual. This allows accessing a large population with no geographical limits minimizing costs and multiplying results.

The activities have been designed to cover both the expectations of innovators and conservatives. The innovations and technologies proposed are basically focused on helping doers to make things happen in a more productive way, extending their boundaries based on the principle of “change without changing”. This approach establishes a network of individuals who begin to approach businesses based on their nature. This is a step by step process that builds a strong and reliable relationship between all the members who participate. The results of a Unicist Corporate University are measured in terms of the business expansion of the organizer and the use of technologies by the participants. A special blog (I-Magazine) sustains this community offering additional added value to the members and the possibility to participate in the publication because of their deeds.

This is how Unicist Corporate Universities foster business expansion based on the ontology based technologies developed at The Unicist Research Institute to deal with the nature of problems.

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Martin Alvaro
Business Intelligence

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Future scenario building – what is happening in the world?

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Free Web-Lecture / Clinic June 15, 2009 – 9:00 am to 10:00 am New York Time:

Understanding Empires: Their role in the Global Crisis by Peter Belohlavek

Empires, conceptually, are countries that produce attraction without needing to exert action. Therefore Empires will be having a leading role in the solution of the Global Crisis. This clinic will provide the unicist perspective on the building of the new stage. It will include the forecasts of the role of influential countries such as: Brazil, China, France, Germany, Japan, Russia, UK, and USA.

Register in the free Lecture at:  http://www.unicist.org/unicist-clinic.php

About Peter Belohlavek: http://www.unicist.org/pb.shtml
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Martin Alvaro
Business Intelligence

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Unicist strategic management requires the use of synthetic language

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Synthetic language is required to describe concepts. It is basic for organizational design. Many people perceive it as plain language that has been inadequately used.
Synthetic language has basically ambiguous components, which allow dealing with fuzzy problems. Complexity can only be managed with synthetic language. Therefore strategic management requires a depurated use of semantics and syntactics.

Learn more about the use of languages at: http://www.unicist.net/economics

Martin Alvaro

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Unicist approach to heroism in business

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Heroes are individuals who introduce a new solution in the community they live in.

As Joseph Campbell says*:
“A hero ventures forth from the world of common day into a region of supernatural wonder: fabulous forces are there encountered and a decisive victory is won: the hero comes back from this mysterious adventure with the power to bestow booms on his fellow man.”

*From his book: “The hero with a thousand faces”.

To achieve this, heroes need to have a maximal strategy that is given by the implementation of the new solution and a minimum strategy which implies accepting his or her death.

Are there heroes in business?

Following Peter Belohlavek’s metaphor:

“Three men see a block of marble.
One sees the beauty of the marble.
The other sees the value of the marble.
The sculptor sees the statue within the marble…”

A hero is the one who sees the statue in the marble and is able to make it accessible to the community. Heroes see what no one sees and are able to overcome the difficulties to make it exist. They have both maximal and minimum strategies and are willing to pay any price to achieve what is a transcendent goal for the community.
They are the individuals who build institutions or shift institutions with added value.

Heroes vs. Pseudo-heroes

There are also Pseudo-heroes in organizations. They are those for whom creating problems is a good business to become needed to “solve” them.
While heroes are part of evolution cycles, pseudo-heroes are part of involution cycles. Pseudo-heroes are individuals who seek a heroic role in their activity but are really “survivors”. Survivors are such because they are forced by the objective characteristics of the environment or by the parallel reality they have built in their minds.
Pseudo-heroes are individuals that do not have a concrete idea of a superior solution but a utopia of what should exist.
Their pseudo-heroic role needs to be sustained by their personal difficulties to solve problems. That is why the more problems they have, the more self-fulfilled they feel, and the more they need to complain about these problems. Involution is being fostered when these complaints are considered.
Thus if there are no problems they need to create them. When these pseudo-heroes have a high IQ, then they create sophisticated fallacies to produce the problems they need for their self-fulfillment.
At the end of the road they leave no added value behind.

Conclusion

Over qualification, under qualification, inferiority complexes or superiority complexes are the main characteristics of pseudo-heroes. Therefore, pseudo-heroes can only have minimum strategies; they cannot deal with evolution strategies.
Heroes are necessarily qualified and have no complexes, so they are able to introduce a new solution in the community.
Institutions need to have a policy to foster heroes to sustain their evolution and at the same time have antidotes to inhibit the existence of pseudo-heroes.

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Diana Belohlavek

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