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Introducing innovations through outsourcing processes

Innovation Management

To install new technologies, the innovation management process requires integrating the natural competition with the “old” technologies and the use of “oursoucing” as a catalyst.The development of a philanthropic activity in Texas (US) allowed synthesizing a new “Innovation Management”

The development of a philanthropic activity in Texas (US) allowed synthesizing a new “Innovation Management”

strategy. It has to be considered that an innovation is such when it cannot be managed with the existing “mindset” and requires a change of habits.

This research included, among others, the applications at Diners Club (1981), American Express, ING, ABB, BASF, Massey Ferguson, Shell, La Caja, Renault, IBM and TWG.

Competition

This strategy is based on accepting the natural competition between the existing technologies and the new technologies. This competition might have two different concepts: It might be a supplementary competition that implies an opposition of the organization or it can be a complementary competition that is based on the acceptance of a new additional value.

The “supplementation based competition” inhibits any innovation while the complementary competition works as a “gravitational force” to introduce innovations. This gravitational force provides a stable context for the implementation of innovations and sustains the need for them.

Killing Innovations

BIG CHANGES: Unicist Change Strategy“Supplementation based competition” is such when there are “ego conflicts” between the new technology and the leaders of the organization.

This is frequent in small organizations, which are naturally reluctant to innovations. This type of competition is based on considering the new technology as redundant with the existing technology.

Complementary competition, on the other hand, requires using an outsourcing process of innovations.

This implies the outsourcing of the coordination of the process, including the client in such process. This allows introducing the concept of the innovation in order to introduce the necessary “mindset” in the organization. It does not include the outsourcing of the operation, which is done by the members of the organization.

Outsourcing Processes as Catalysts

This outsourcing process works as a catalyst to introduce the innovation, which takes advantage of the natural complementary competition and transforms it into the main force to induce the changes.

Using the outsourcing of services as a catalyst is the most effective way to introduce innovations. But this role has to be formalized in a contract that needs to have an expiration date to ensure that the outsourcing service is not a business in itself.

When the outsourcing process is not formalized, the complementary competition evolves towards a “Competition based on Supplementation” and the change is neutralized. These outsourcing services need to be managed by Think Tanks integrated by members of the Unicist Group and members of the client.

The conclusion of this research work is the end of the research cycle 2015-2016.

It includes:
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www.unicist.org/conceptual-thinking/human-mindset

This is the “change management” strategy that has been formally adopted as a standard by the Unicist Group and its members. It is the application of the paradigm shift in sciences in the field of “change management”. It makes change management be manageable.

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The Unicist Fishbone Method to Find Root Causes

The Unicist Fishbone Method (UFM) is based on the original Fishbone developed by Kaoru Ishikawa. Conceptually, what Ishikawa developed was a method to manage the fundamentals of industrial processes.

Unicist Fishbone

The Ishikawa method was developed to allow people, who participated in the work processes, to develop their improvements.

Both the original Ishikawa method and the unicist fishbone method require that people have real experience in the field that is being analyzed.

The UFM was developed using the fundamentals of the operational concept of a business function and developing a fishbone approach in order to find the root causes that drive the functionality.

For example, we can consider the fundamentals of a project design process to find the root causes of the problems that allow improving such process.

Unicist FishboneThe fundamentals to be considered are: the value generation architecture, the conceptual design of the system, the conceptual design of the objects included in the system, the objects architecture, the quality assurance and the risk management.

These fundamentals need to be dimensioned in measurable entities. This implies that, although fundamentals work as fuzzy sets, their functional level needs to be dimensioned in order to define their influence on the functionality of a process.

Then they are organized as a fishbone diagram to allow the participants of a group to define the triggering and the root causes that need to be considered to improve processes.

The Unicist Fishbone Method includes the methodology to be used to find the root causes of the problems that allow improving processes.

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Diego Belohlavek

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Can Butterfly Companies Change?

Butterfly Companies are organizations that have not established a structure and are driven by survival needs materialized in power and money driven actions.

The unique purpose of butterfly companies is to obtain profit from the market, but this profit includes monetary and subjective aspects in order to provide the owners with the necessary validation of their capacity.

They are naturally driven by inferiority / superiority feelings. As they essentially feel their own instability and cannot solve it, they develop a self-valuation syndrome that needs a permanent demonstration of their superiority in order to survive.

They behave as stagnant survivors because they need to maximize the subjective and objective benefits transferring all the costs and risks they can to third parties in order to survive.

These actions imply not being able to make long term plans replacing them by smart survival tactics. Therefore, they cannot measure ROI, return on investment, because it implies the existence of a plan.

They cannot build institutional image. Their actions are justification driven which implies that their image is permanently being degraded. Because of their extreme greed they produce permanent conflicts with the market.

Butterfly companies cannot use adaptive systems. The need of exerting power of their leaders makes Butterfly companies transform adaptive systems into administrative systems or no systems. Therefore, they are either bureaucratic or anarchic in order to ensure the exertion of power of the leaders.

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Unicist Project Management: Plans A, B, C and D

The unicist approach is based on the definition of what is possible to be achieved based on the knowledge of its nature and the systemic knowledge to define its quantitative characteristics to make it happen. The unicist approach uses plans A, B, C and D to make things happen.

Plan A
The use of plan A is based on the knowledge of the ontogenetic map of what has to be achieved and the use of the operational actions to achieve it.

Plan B
The use of plan B, in case of failure of plan A, is based on the knowledge of the ontogenetic map of the solution and the use of entropy inhibitors.

Plan C
The use of plan C, in case of failure of plan B, is based on the knowledge of the ontogenetic map of the solution, the use of the necessary entropy inhibitors and the use of a process catalyst.

Plan D
Plan D is the plan to abort the process in case of failure of plans A, B and C. It includes the opening of a new plan A in a homologous field.

Using Plans A, B, C and D makes project management professional, reliable, transparent and knowledge driven.

Diana Belohlavek

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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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Diana Belohlavek
VP Global Markets & Market Labs

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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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Diana Belohlavek
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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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Diana Belohlavek
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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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Diana Belohlavek
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& Communication

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Institutions grow by conflicts

All institutions grow by conflicts. After all, it is the conflicts of evolution that make institutions grow.

The problem of conflicts is that they represent changes. A conflict covers up a change, which one seeks to avoid or impose.

Conflicts of evolution are naturally conflicts of complementariness. Conflicts of involution are conflicts of supplementation. Conflicts of authority are conflicts of gravitational forces. The absence of conflict is the product of a lack of credibility and represents a cold war where the parties do not accept each other.

The great difficulty is the identification of the conflict. One has to be very aware of what is going on to know the possibilities of resolving the conflict or leaving it, because it covers up and avoids greater conflicts. There are conflicts that avoid greater conflicts and it is very useful to keep them alive if it is the case that the larger conflicts have no solution.

The greatest difficulty is the identification of the features of the conflict to be able to apply the suitable “antidote.” The key is to record the events that take place and not get lost in the interpretation, but to grasp their conceptual meaning.

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Diana Belohlavek
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NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute is the major research organization in the world in its specialty based on more than 3,000 researches in complexity science applied to individual, institutional and social evolution. The applicative researches are based on the discovery of the Ontogenetic Intelligence of Nature and the consequent Unicist Theory of Evolution.

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