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The Power of Binary Actions

Binary actions make things work. 100% of the business models of expansive businesses are based on binary actions that include the use of catalysts. Binary actions are intuitively used by those who need to achieve results.

Binary actions are two synchronized actions that, one the one hand, open possibilities establishing a functional context and, on the other hand, close processes to generate results.

The unicist approach to functionality affirms that there is nothing in the universe, which is part of a system, that does not work with a purpose, an active and entropic function, and an energy conservation function. Their interaction defines the functionality of binary actions.

The 4th Industrial Revolution is introducing a social revolution based on the use of adaptive automation to enhance adaptability, which made binary actions necessary to ensure the functionality of processes.

The unicist functional design was developed to enhance the functionality of business processes including binary actions. The unicist functional design is developed in participative “solution-factories” to design in business environments.

The discovery of the functional structure of binary actions made the systematic design of synchronized binary actions possible, which simplified and ensured the results of business processes.

Martin Alvaro
The Unicist Research Institute
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NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute has been, since 1976, the world-leading research organization that introduced the functionalist approach to science to manage the functionality of the real world. www.unicist.org

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Experience the Use of Binary Actions

Binary actions are two synchronized actions that expand businesses while they ensure their results.

They were developed to manage the evolution of adaptive environments by managing actions to install maximal strategies to grow and minimum strategies to ensure results.

Binary actions empower the value of processes while they diminish their costs. They use catalysts to expand the boundaries of solutions and business objects to accelerate processes and ensure their functionality.

Ensuring results in adaptive environments

“For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” This is a law of physics that also applies to social and business behavior. The popular name for this reaction is “change resistance”.

If this reaction were unavoidable, there would be no other possibility of doing different things than by exerting the necessary power to overcome the reactions.

But this solution does not work in social and business environments; or at least it cannot be used systematically.

Fortunately, the discovery that human adaptive actions are driven by the concept people have, showed a way to introduce changes by developing maximal and minimum strategy actions that fit into the purpose of the concept people have.

These actions are what we named unicist binary actions that avoid reactions when they are designed to fit into the functionality of what needs to be done.

As adaptive environments are evolving, they require using a strategic approach, which includes maximal strategies to grow and minimum strategies to ensure results. Binary actions are the actions that transform these two strategies into results.

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Unicist Root Cause Management: A Logical Approach to Business

Unicist Root Cause Management introduced an approach for problem solving, facing the management of root causes and avoiding the use of shortcuts used as palliatives, to develop structural solutions.

Unicist Root Cause Management introduced an approach to develop structural solutions for problems in adaptive environments.

It drives to research the fundamentals of efficacy and efficiency and find a solution that integrates the problems, their restricted context and their wide context.

The Logical Approach

The unicist logical approach to businesses and their processes allowed managing their root causes.

This logic made businesses reasonable, understandable, predictable and manageable. This logic made the development of the Unicist Artificial Intelligence possible.

The power of the unicist logic lies in its simplicity. It only requires reasoning in terms of maximal strategies and minimum strategies and of complementation and supplementation. It implies moving from a dualistic approach towards a functionalist approach.

It is based on the discovery of the functionality of the intelligence of nature that drove to the development of the unicist logic, which allows managing the functionality, dynamics and evolution of adaptive systems with open boundaries.

The unicist logic allows managing the root causes and developing binary actions that manage maximal strategies to grow and minimum strategies to ensure results. It simplifies business processes by building business objects and catalysts to ensure and accelerate the generation of results.

It is the approach needed to manage adaptability in the 4th Industrial Revolution.

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The Unicist Functionalist Approach: The functionalist approach is based on the use of binary actions that are composed by two synchronized actions where the first one opens possibilities and the second one ensures results. www.unicist.org

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Management 4.0: Unicist Object driven Organization

The organization by roles and objects, which is functional in adaptive business environments, is based on the use of binary actions that are sustained by the use of business objects.

Unicist business objects (UBO) are encapsulated adaptive systems that produce predefined results that can be inserted in work processes to increase productivity and quality and to save energy.

The Unicist Research Institute has developed Business Objects that allow emulating the organization of nature minimizing the energy consumed to generate value.

The Object Driven Organization emulates the organization of nature in institutions. The same way nature is organized by objects, every complex adaptive system is integrated by interdependent objects that make adaptiveness possible.

The human body is an example of this organization by objects. Because of their complexity, objects have, among other characteristics, open boundaries which imply that any “observer” is part of the system.

The Use of Business Objects

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

Business Objects are adaptive systems that generate added value and save energy within the limits of their concept having a quality assurance system and a methodology to sustain alternative solutions. The Unicist Objects provided are adapted to the business, the market and the scenario of a client.

Objects are productive adaptive units that have a concept, an added value, the necessary quality assurance and a methodology to ensure the minimum strategy. To imagine an object please consider an automatic pilot in an airplane. It can be considered a “paradigmatic” object.

From a functional point of view there are different types of objects:

  • 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

Synthesis

Unicist Business Objects are proven solutions based on the use of the unicist ontological algorithms that are part of the functionalist approach and can be installed in processes in order to save energy and increase quality to produce results.

The energy saving in a normal business process is usually more than 30%. The investment in Business Objects is recovered in less than one year.

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The Unicist Functionalist Approach: The functionalist approach is based on the use of binary actions that are composed by two synchronized actions where the first one opens possibilities and the second one ensures results. www.unicist.org

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Change Management Using Intelligent Apps

The possibilities that have been opened by the technologies of the 4th industrial revolution introduced two new situations that fostered adaptability within organizations:

  1. On the one hand, the adaptive automation processes simplified the approach to the changes introduced by the markets.
  2. On the other hand, it changed the role of the “change agent” that moved from people to intelligent applications. Now organization do not need “heroes” to work as change agents. They just need to have an adaptive approach sustained by intelligent systems and apps.

The synthesis on change management that is published below exposes the functionalist approach to changes that has been developed at The Unicist Research Institute.

Characteristics of small, big and medium changes:

1) Small Changes

Small changes are those where there is no structural change involved. The change of management is, in itself, a small change. The change of management becomes a medium or big change if managers are changed to introduce a new structure.

2) Big Changes

Big changes necessarily produce conflicts in an organization. Big changes require all the energy of an organization to be implemented. When big changes are necessary it is because there has been a structural change of the environment that made an organization dysfunctional. But big changes can be divided into medium changes that can now be managed by intelligent applications designed by the people involved.

Big Change Implementation:

  1. Define the nature of the future situation
  2. Define the nature of the present situation
  3. Understand the real need
  4. Design driving objects
  5. Design catalysts to accelerate processes
  6. Define the implementation taxonomy
  7. Implement change

3) Medium Changes are now Intelligent Apps Driven

Medium changes might be autonomous changes or be part of a big change. Medium changes require the participation of the individuals that are committed with the process that is being changed.

The participation is now driven by intelligent applications that allow introducing stages of big changes without generating resistance.

To introduce medium changes it is necessary to deal with a “participation model” that allows people to participate in the change of their activities, which implies participating in the design of the intelligent applications.

Medium changes are based on “Avant Garde Groups” that introduce the changes in the organization based on a part-time activity within their work environment.

Confirmation of how Apps work as Change Agents

We invite you to confirm this approach by taking a deeper look at the apps of your smartphone where you will see which of the applications introduced a change in your habits and which are being ignored for being unnecessary. Anyhow, there are extreme situations where change agents are needed, but it must be considered that most of the “heroes” die young.

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In-House Universities in the 4IR

Context: The Functionalist Approach to the 4th Industrial Revolution

The Unicist Education is based on a functionalist approach to businesses that is based on managing the drivers of business functions that define the operational processes. This functionalist approach includes the management of strategies in the field where they are needed to deal with the adaptability introduced by the 4th Industrial Revolution.

The 4th Industrial Revolution can be synthetically defined as the “revolution of adaptive business processes”, which requires using a functionalist approach. Adaptability requires managing the functionality of business processes to be able to integrate different people, technologies, processes, systems, objects, and tools.

In this context, adaptive solutions can only be managed by structured flexible processes with a high level of productivity and quality. Adaptability requires managing the functionality of business processes. It is based on the concepts and fundamentals of the business functions which allow managing the adaptability of business processes, enhance customer orientation, foster growth, and increase profitability. The functionalist approach to business is a must to take advantage of the 4th Industrial Revolution.

Learn about the functionalist approach at:
https://www.unicist.org/pdf/wp-unicist-functionalist-approach.pdf

Unicist Education

The Unicist In-House Universities were developed to introduce the use of the unicist functionalist approach in organizations. They are for professionals who work in organizations and need to exceed the operationality and manage the functionality of processes.

The functionalist approach exceeds but includes the operational approach and increases notoriously the effectiveness and adaptability of work processes. Unicist In-House Universities generate positive cash-flow for the organizations they work in, based on the solutions that are developed.

The Functionalist Approach to Education

The unicist functionalist education model was developed to manage functionalist learning in the field of social, economic, and business behavior. It is based on the discovery of the unicist ontology of human learning in adaptive environments that allowed defining the functionality of this process.

Functionalist education is for people who already have the professional knowledge to manage the operational aspects in a specific field and need to access the functionality of processes. It requires to exceed the empirical aspects of activities to introduce a functionalist approach.

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Reflection Driven Learning

The education of the Unicist Corporate University is driven by the use of a functionalist approach to develop real solutions that are sustained by pilot tests, destructive tests, and non-destructive tests. These tests are the input to reflection processes that allow storing meaningful knowledge in the long-term memory of the learners.

The use of the unicist ontology of learning processes and the ontology of the problems that are being solved allow managing the levels of applications the participants can solve.

This knowledge sustains the design and application of pilot tests, destructive tests, and non-destructive tests to drive the learning processes. The development of pilot tests is full responsibility of the participants. It requires managing the functionality of the processes that are being built.

The activity of professors is simplified using DidactiBots, based on unicist fundamentals-based AI, to guide the learning of the participants, which is triggered by the use of pilot tests, destructive tests and non-destructive tests to generate solutions.

Basically, action-reflection-action drives the learning processes of participants. These actions are in fact the previously described pilot tests. In this context, the reflection processes are sustained by self-criticism which, on the one hand, allows learning from the feedback and, on the other hand, installs a meaningful knowledge in the long-term memory of the learners.

Learn more: https://www.unicist.org/talents/unicist-in-house-corporate-universities/

Diana Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute (TURI) is a world leader in its segment. Since 1976, it has been specialized in complexity sciences applied to the research on the roots of evolution and its application to social, institutional, business and individual evolution.

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The Unicist Functionalist Approach to Telework

Telework is defined as the organizational process where work is done at one workspace, while the value is generated in another. That is why both in-house and home-office business processes might be organized as telework.

All organizations develop telework in some way. Between 50% and 90% of the work of a CEO, depending on the type of business, is telework.

The explosion of IT, communications, Internet, unicist logic and conceptual engineering established a new technological framework for telework that is now catalyzed by the needs of the 4th Industrial Revolution and the coronavirus crisis.

We consider that this opens the possibility of structuring telework in a way that allows managing the coronavirus crisis but also installs a counter-cycle that helps introducing the organizational adaptability fostered by the technologies of the 4th Industrial Revolution. Telework will be from now on part of most organizational cultures.

Companies Culture in Telework Processes

The development of telework requires strengthening the culture of an organization. Most people see the values of a culture in the materialistic aspects of the environment. To avoid that telework weakens the culture of an organization it is necessary to introduce a superior ethics to integrate people. If not, telework will end in an outsourcing process based on individual workers.

The following example of bestseller building is a way to sustain the culture of a publishing firm that works in a telework environment.

The use of tools that ensure that participants share the concept of an organization ensures the achievement of results and reinforces its culture. At a managerial level, the introduction of binary actions provides a superior level of functionality in business processes. It allows building a culture where people share the concepts of what is being done which drives towards full commitment. Learn more

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The Functionalist Approach Uses Binary Actions

We invite you to enter the world of managing businesses using a functionalist approach that supersedes, but includes, the empirical approach and allows ensuring results. It uses binary actions, which are two synchronized actions that aim at the same purpose.

It is based on managing the triadic structure that drives any system, which is integrated by a purpose, an active function to expand and an energy conservation function to ensure results.

The functionalist approach to generate results is based on developing Unicist Binary Actions (UBA). These binary actions are synchronized actions that are natural as soon as one recognizes the purpose, the active function and the energy conservation function that drive the functionality of something.

Some examples will help to grasp the idea:

Unicist Binary Actions
  1. The active function and the energy conservation function of the intelligence of a tree drive its growth and survival.
  2. Lift and propulsion make airplanes take-off and fly.
  3. The cover and the back-cover define the functionality of the packaging of a book.
  4. The music and the lyrics of a song define its aesthetics.

The use of binary actions to manage adaptive environments is a must.

Binary Actions are a Natural Human Approach

The use of manipulation, threat and chantage are negative ways of using binary actions to obtain benefits. Here you can find a series of binary actions to generate value that are evident, which are benchmarks you might use to adopt this way of thinking and working:

  1. Learning (UBAa) + Teaching (UBAb) = Knowledge acquisition
  2. Productivity (UBAa) + Quality (UBAb) = Value generation
  3. Marketing (UBAa) + Selling (UBAb) = Generating revenue
  4. Punishment (UBAa) + Rewards (UBAb) = People management
  5. Root Causes (UBAa) + Triggering Causes (UBAb) = Solutions
  6. Efficacy (UBAa) + Efficiency (UBAb) = Effectiveness
  7. Empathy (UBAa) + Sympathy (UBAb) = Influence Building
  8. Participation (UBAa) + Power (UBAb) = Leadership
  9. Processes (UBAa) + Objects (UBAb) = Organization
  10. Desirability (UBAa) + Harmony (UBAb) = Aesthetics

To generate results, the synchronicity of binary actions requires beginning with UBAa, which are active function actions, and then developing UBAb that are energy conservation actions.

Facileness installs shortcuts by trying to avoid the cost of the active function and obtaining results by just doing the energy conservation actions. Facileness intends to transfer the costs and the responsibility for results to others.

This is evident in educational programs; teaching requires that an individual previously has the need to learn. If not s/he will just be judging the teacher and what is being taught.

Peter Belohlavek

NOTE: Since 1976, The Unicist Research Institute (TURI) is a world leading research organization in its segment

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Pseudo-Changes to avoid Changes

The introduction of changes in organizations or social environments requires that the members can assimilate them into their preexisting habits. Changes are transformed into pseudo-changes when they cannot be assimilated.

The objective of a pseudo-change is to avoid big changes that modify the structural organization of an environment.

This purpose can be achieved using palliatives to solve problems, which allow building the necessary fallacious myths to protect the behavior of the environment, avoiding the need for introducing structural changes.

These fallacious myths can be installed due to the catharsis they trigger. This catharsis empowers the members of the environment and drives towards inaction. Catharsis is what allows using palliatives to face structural problems without needing to manage the root causes of the problems.

The use of palliatives is sustained by the building of justifications to avoid facing the responsibility for solving the structural problem and the participants feel fulfilled by the use of conjunctural solutions.

Pseudo-change is a normal behavior in conservative environments where the use of palliatives is considered a valid approach to problem solving.

Diego Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute has been, since 1976, the pioneer in complexity science research where the Unicist Evolutionary Approach was developed. It was one of the precursors of the Industry 4.0 concept.

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Managing the Fundamentals of Things

This Unicist Conceptual Management model upgrades, but includes, the preexisting traditional approach to business management. This upgrade is a paradigm shift in management that allowed managing root causes, developing the conceptual design of solutions, building maximal and minimum strategies and developing the necessary actions to produce results.

Unicist Conceptual Management

In other words,what the Unicist Conceptual Management did, was upgrading the management approach to ensure the generation of value.

Traditional management is based on technical analysis while conceptual management is based on the integration of concepts, fundamental analysis and technical analysis. Unicist concepts and fundamentals define the root causes of problems and are the root drivers of solutions.

The paradigm shift introduced by Unicist Conceptual Management is at the same time a back to basics that synthesizes the nature of business management.

Peter Belohlavek

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

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