The design of business processes, before the unicist approach was developed, was based on operational research tools that did not include the fundamentals of processes. Therefore they were extremely human attitude dependant.
The unicist approach to business processes introduced fundamental analysis to define the nature of processes and the use of objects emulating the organization of nature. Object Driven Organization established a new starting point in business process design.
“Unicist Business Objects are adaptive systems that are designed to produce a predefined result in a process. By definition they deal with the adaptive aspects of businesses. They are unnecessary in administrative systems.
Not everyone can design an object, but everyone that recognizes its functionality within a process can use it.
The autopilot of an airplane can be activated without knowing how it was built but it is necessary to know how it works and the limits of its functionality.
There are five business objects which are: the drivers, the entropy inhibitors, the inhibitors, the catalysts and the gravitational objects.
The first three ones belong to the process of a system while the catalysts are part of the restricted context and the gravitational objects belong to the wide context of a system.
Objects can be designed integrating these three functions as part of their functionality or they can exist as three different objects to provide the driving, inhibiting and entropy inhibiting functions in a process.
Catalysts and gravitational objects are not part of the system. If one integrates them into the system, these objects do not work as such and destroy the system’s functionality.
The use of business objects requires individuals who understand the business processes in order to use the objects and replace them when their functionality has been exceeded.”
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