H) Unicist Objects


Organizing growth: The Power of Confederations

Confederations are the most powerful model to organize structured growth. They were born as soon as human tribes began to fight to broaden their “vital space”.

The Power of Confederations1Confederations appeared to ensure defense and in some cases this is still the reason for their constitution.

But this was only the beginning. Soon they became a model to expand activities.

The confederative model can be seen frequently in the organization of countries, professional associations, unions, sports, highly differentiated franchises, etc.

Confederations must fulfill some basic conditions as a way to expand the activity of a business and their members:

1) They need to have a superior functionality in the segment they deal with.

2) They need to have a superior ethic in that segment.

3) They need to have a strong spirit de corps.

4) They need to be internally transparent.

5) They need to have a stable “currency”.

Having the necessary expansion capacity, a superior functionality and a spirit de corps defines the power of a Confederation. Formal Confederations that are not adequately structured degrade the relationships with their members and with the environment.

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The 10-Year Global Future Scenario of Objects driven Virtual Collaboration

Complementation

The 10-year Global Future Scenario of Objects driven Virtual Collaboration, developed by the Future Research Lab of The Unicist Research Institute and led by Peter Belohlavek, defines the trend towards this type of work organization when some of the following conditions are given:

  1. Extreme specialized solutions are needed
  2. There is a need for time saving
  3. There is a need for timing
  4. Transparency of work processes
  5. Reliability systems
  6. Customer orientation
  7. Quality assurance in work process

About Virtual Collaboration

The communication and IT technologies allowed making the next step in organizational design, integrating personal and virtual collaboration, organizing roles and using business objects, to maximize results and minimize costs.

This is a change in working habits that is extremely valuable to manage the adaptive aspects of businesses.

The virtual collaboration allows developing both internal and external work processes. The introduction of this technology needs to begin with the activity where the productivity increase is needed the most.

Relationship BuildingMarshall McLuhan said: “The Medium is the Message”. There is no doubt that virtual media are less powerful than in-person activities to build personal relationships. Therefore it is necessary to compensate this characteristic with an increase of functionality in the group dynamics.

Functionality is increased by using business objects (that introduce functional adaptive automation into the processes). The use of business objects driven work processes allows increasing the functionality of virtual collaboration processes and building a context of simplicity.

In order to achieve group synergy, it is required that the group follows a protocol that establishes the rules of actions and the distribution of credits for its members.

It has to be considered that the bond established between the members of a group is basic to provide a collaboration context that allows achieving synergy and thus increases the productivity.

The fundamentals of this bond are given by the complementation between the members, the functionality of each role and the personal link between the members.

The drivers of this trend are:

  1. The use of virtual collaboration at a personal level on Internet
  2. The massification of the use of Internet
  3. The use of virtual collaboration by many leading organization such a: Shell, IBM, Deloitte, Google, Cisco, etc.

The new technologies that sustain this trend:

  1. Cloud computing
  2. Audio/Video-conferencing
  3. Data-sharing
  4. Desktop-sharing
  5. Web-conferencing
  6. Imaging technologies
  7. Object Driven Organization
  8. Adaptive IT Solutions
  9. Client Centered Management

Where will Virtual Collaboration be installed as a standard within the next 10 years?

  1. Project Management
  2. Work Process Monitoring
  3. Home Office
  4. Research & Development
  5. Counseling/Coaching/Tutoring
  6. Business consulting
  7. Auditing
  8. IT R&D
  9. Virtual Negotiations
  10. B2B Marketing
  11. Buying Processes
  12. Business Monitoring
  13. Customer Support
  14. Auditing
  15. Corporate Universities
  16. Medical Consultations
  17. Medical Prevention
  18. Medical Monitoring
  19. Clinical Trials

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Subjectivism is the killer of Virtual Collaboration

Subjectivism at work is the prevalence of subjective, ungrounded opinions, which prevail over any foundations that can be installed by a counterpart. Subjectivism implies the need of using distortive perceptions, denial and fallacies to avoid dealing with the actual problems.

Subjectivism is necessarily driven by manipulation which necessarily requires an extreme use of emotional influence to avoid dealing with the functional aspects of reality.

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Therefore virtual collaboration requires working in functional environments where the roles of individuals are recognized by the results they can produce and their capacity of teamwork. Subjectivists can use virtual communication but not virtual collaboration.

What is needed to deal with Virtual Collaboration?

There are three aspects of organizations that need to be considered when installing virtual collaboration as a standard:

  1. Client Centered Management, to organize towards the satisfaction of customers and clients.
  2. Object Driven Organization, to use objects and personal roles to introduce functional adaptiveness in the processes.
  3. Adaptive IT solutions in order to provide a framework to sustain the efficacy of the participants.

1) Client Centered Management (CCM)

Client Centered ManagementCCM 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. 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.

CCM is a paradigmatic adaptive system integrated by multiple business objects.

The core objects are:

1) The Unicist Reliability System

2) The Unicist Scorecard

3) The Unicist Quality Assurance System

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.

2) The Object Driven Organization

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.

The object driven organization requires having a high level of maturity in business. It can be defined as the organization of processes and the use of objects to achieve the objectives that have been established in a strategy.

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

The vision of the organization is the catalyst of the minimum strategy. If it does not achieve its threshold, it works as an inhibitor of the minimum strategy and destroys the organization. The minimum strategy is based on the use and reuse of objects within the context of methodic procedures to ensure their use and functionality. This is sustained by an action plan (a “to do” list) to guarantee the fulfillment of the minimum strategy.

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.

Types of Business Objects

There are five business objects which are: the drivers, the entropy inhibitors, the inhibitors, the catalysts and the gravitational objects.

Objects’ FunctionalityThe 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

Unicist Business Objects are provided for the following uses:

  • Driving Objects 
    To drive processes
  • Catalyzing Objects
    To accelerate processes
  • Entropy Inhibiting Objects
    To inhibit the entropy of business processes
  • Inhibiting Objects
    To inhibit dysfunctional events in a business
  • Gravitational Objects
    To influence the results of processes

3) Adaptive IT Solutions

The available IT technologies made the development of adaptive systems meaningful. The objective of building adaptive systems is to integrate software, hardware and peopleware in adaptive work or business processes to assure the quality of the results produced.

Adaptive IT ArchitectureThe development of the adaptive IT  technology became possible because of the discovery of the unicist laws of evolution, the object driven organization that emulates the organization of nature and the drivers of human behavior that allow designing the necessary peopleware.

Before the existence of adaptive systems, the solution was fully focused on the efficacy of individuals, which increased the responsibility of the person who was doing a job. This forced individuals to consider all the details of the feedback from the environment which increased the probability of errors.

The catalyst of an adaptive IT system is its capacity to learn from the feedback to improve its adaptive structural behavior. The entropy inhibitor of the system is given by its capacity to learn to ensure conjunctural adaptiveness.

Adaptiveness is based on the existence of drivers that make it possible. There are different levels of adaptiveness beginning with the most basic and ending with the most flexible. The levels of the adaptive drivers are the following:

  1. There are analogical drivers that are based on the recognition of patterns.
  2. There are rule based drivers that include the preexisting and add rules that correspond to the activity.
  3. There are empirical drivers that include the preexisting and add empirical information obtained using mathematical models.
  4. There are objects based drivers that include the preexisting and add concept based objects as intrinsic adaptive systems.

The integration of the adaptive aspects with the operational and administrative aspects is necessary in order to develop user oriented information systems.

The level of adaptiveness of a system has to be designed according to the characteristics of a work process. Administrative and operational systems can be transformed into adaptive systems by adding and integrating an adaptive interface.

Quality Assurance: The Unicist Standard

The Unicist Standard was developed to sustain the application of the Unicist Logical Approach to Adaptive Systems Architecture and to the building of Unicist Business Objects.

The researches developed at The Unicist Research Institute allowed managing the unified fields of human complex adaptive systems in a reasonable, understandable and provable way.

The discoveries of the ontogenetic intelligence of nature, the anthropological invariables and their evolution, the human ontointelligence and the double dialectical behavior made the research & development and management of adaptive systems possible.

The Unicist Standard defines the ontogenetic maps that have to be followed in an adaptive system in order to structure it and achieve the results that have been defined as possible.

Conclusion

Virtual collaboration is the natural way to organize when there is a need of expert knowledge. Nowadays expert knowledge can be integrated in most of the cases by using the IT technologies that allow sharing data and images.

Collaborative ContextThe time saving and productivity increase is significant when the conditions for virtual collaboration are given. It allows providing full synchronicity with the needs of customers and clients.

But there are several requirements for virtual collaboration to be implemented:

  1. Virtual collaboration needs transparency of work become part of the culture of an organization.
  2. It needs reliability systems that monitor work processes.
  3. It requires customer orientation that fosters fulfillment, synchronicity and reliability.
  4. Personal roles need to be complemented by quality assurance processes to ensure results.

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Unicist Object Driven Management

The Unicist Standard in management presented by Peter Belohlavek is based on integrating objects in the whole process which includes Peopleware, Software and Hardware.

Managing by objects increases notoriously the objectivity and thus the results that need to be achieved. It integrates both the subjective and objective aspects of businesses in an object driven process to ensure results.

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The Unicist Ontology of Leadership

Influential leaders are doers in their field. They may be artists, football players, businessmen/women, politicians or whatsoever. Their common characteristic is that leaders need to make things happen.

The Unicist Ontology of Leadership describes the natural way an individual is able to exert leadership maximizing results and minimizing conflicts.

The Unicist Standard for leadership is based on establishing procedures to foster a leadership style that is functional to the goals that need to be achieved. Essentially, leadership implies the integration of authority, participation and power. This is self evident.

But when entering in the details of the Unicist Standard, the participation implies a true participation and the power implies non-exerted power.

True participation exists when the members of a group or community assume full responsibility for the actions they are doing or proposing. True participation implies the existence of a democratic driver.

Democracy in business implies that the validity of arguments is based on their objective foundations and not on the subjective value of the individuals or the weight of the votes of a majority. Every context has a different concept of democracy and the one that prevails is the one that corresponds to it.

Non-exerted power implies that there exists a dissuasion power that is not being used. There is one of the core differentiations of the unicist standard in leadership: the avoidance of the use of power to influence a group or individual.

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Unicist Performance Management: the trigger of actions

Businesses are imploding when control prevails over action and they are exploding when there is no adequate performance management.

Business performance depends on the adequate integration of the action procedures and the control management.

Sound knowledge of the technical analytical aspects of the activity allows selecting the adequate KPIs to monitor the systemic functions of the business.

Understanding the fundamentals of the business is required to develop the performance management of the adaptive functions of the activity.

Without the necessary knowledge there is no possibility to interpret the output of performance and it becomes dysfunctional endangering the success of the business.

Performance Management is subjectified when individual goals prevail over business goals. In power driven organizations performance management becomes a power exercise and loses its purpose.

The definition of adequate performance management closes the circle of the implementation of the Unicist Standard.

Based on the book “The Unicist Standard to Manage the Nature of Businesses”

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What is the Unicist Standard in Business for?

The Unicist Standard (US) to manage the nature of businesses described by Peter Belohlavek has been developed for diagnosing, strategy building, conceptual design and conceptual planning. It includes the corresponding fundamentals and taxonomies. Dealing with the nature of businesses implies necessarily managing both a fundamental approach and a technical analytical approach.

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How does the Unicist Standard manage Adaptive Systems?

Peter Belohlavek describes the Unicist Standard that defines the ontology of an adaptive system, its taxonomy and the conceptual plan that has to be used to manage this type of system. The Unicist Standard (US) provides taxonomic methods to approach human adaptive systems integrating the fundamental and technical analytical approaches. The final objective of the US is to develop objects that are necessary to drive and catalyze processes. The US in a specific field is sustained by the Unicist Standard Language that allows dealing with fundamentals and the ambiguity of human adaptive systems.

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What is Unicist Object Driven Management about?

The Unicist Standard in management presented by Peter Belohlavek is based on integrating objects in the whole process which includes Peopleware, Software and Hardware. Managing by objects increases notoriously the objectivity and thus the results that need to be achieved. It integrates both the subjective and objective aspects of businesses in an object driven process to ensure results.

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Leaders’ authority is sustained by differentiated roles

The authority of leaders depends on their capacity to exert three differentiated roles that make them be accepted. They have to be ombudsmen/women, coordinators and fallacy shooters.

Their purpose has to be the generation of added value for those who are following them. People follow those who give. That is why giving is a central activity of a leader.

Their active function and maximal strategy is their capacity to coordinate a group. This means that leaders have to be natural doers in the field they are leading.

Finally, their energy conservation is given by the grounded knowledge they have and their capacity to ensure that the followers have the necessary knowledge to work.

Leadership Viruses

If leaders do not assume the responsibility for adding value, they install a business virus type “A” in their group. The consequence is that they need to “manipulate” to lead the group.

If leaders do not have the knowledge that needs to be provided to the group, they install a business virus type “B” in their group. The consequence is that they need to be authoritarian.

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Unicist Business Therapeutics applied in Management

The discovery of business viruses, business hackers, who install the viruses, and the institutional immune systems made by Peter Belohlavek at The Unicist Research Institute changed the possibilities for business upgrades and change management.

This book opens new frontiers for business problems solutions, allowing the use of palliatives while installing the necessary cures.

Unicist Institutional Therapeutics is based on more than 3,000 researches, that begun in 1976, made in the field of individual, institutional and social evolution and their applications in more than 500 companies and 50 countries.

The Unicist Standard in business therapeutics implies dealing with companies’ values, business strategies and business organization. It uses Unicist Business Objects to structure the institutional immune systems and install optimized work processes.

It is absolutely necessary in order to be able to solve growth and profitability problems.

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