The Unicist Approach defines that efficacy is the capacity of individuals to produce results in a responsible way. This implies that efficacy requires awareness of what one is doing.
To change effectiveness in processes it is necessary to manage the unique manageable sub-concept which is efficacy.
Human activity needs to be managed also if effectiveness needs to be improved within the boundaries of an existing system. That is why the change of effectiveness needs to be introduced managing the active function.
The driver to change efficiency is also a human activity. That is why efficacy has to be the driver.
Changing the efficiency level may require a significant modification of the automation level of an activity. This generates a mutation of the work process.
The fundamentals of efficacy can by defined as:
The identification with the role: Efficacy requires that individuals are identified with the role they are fulfilling when they work. The role can be defined as the social identity of the individual.
The identification with the task: Efficacy requires having the necessary competencies to develop a task that allows enjoying the work.
Knowledge: Knowledge implies having the necessary “knowledge objects” to do the work stored in the long term memory.
The efficacy of individuals can be calculated using the mathematics of the Unicist Logic:
Unicist Efficacy = I(R) * I(T) * K
Individuals need to assume the responsibility of working in the field of their efficacy which defines the limits of the possibilities for assuming responsibilities to produce results.
Evolution implies developing the active function, while the energy conservation function tends to compensate the changes or not.
When the purpose is significantly changed, which is the case of automation, a mutation of work stations is being produced.
In the industrial fields, efficiency and efficacy can be managed using the unicist fishbone which has been developed, based on the Ishikawa model, integrating all the elements that are part of a unicist ontological structure.
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