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Managing the Root-Causes of Business Functions

The management of the root-causes of businesses is one of the fundamentals of the Unicist Evolutionary Approach. The root causes of problems are defined by their underlying concepts and fundamentals. They allow defining what is possible to be achieved, developing the maximal and minimum strategic actions and using the necessary business objects to make it happen.

Unicist Root-Cause Management

The concepts and fundamentals that underlie business functions are the essential drivers of their functionality.

The eventual dysfunctionality of the concepts and fundamentals is the root-cause of the problems of a business function.

That is why the concept of a business function defines its structure and sustains its evolution.

The structure of the concepts of a business function, emulates the intelligence that underlies nature.

The management of the root causes of a business function requires knowing the structure of the concepts involved.

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 Unicist Concepts

Managing the concepts of things ensures their functionality. Unicist conceptual design was developed to manage the conceptual structure of something that is being built, that defines the unicist ontological structure that defines its nature and the root causes of their functionality.

Unicist conceptual design simplifies the building of things by transforming the unified field of the processes into structured operational solutions.

It is based on the fact that the concepts people have in their mind, which are stored in their long-term memory, drive their actions.

The structure of these concepts is defined by their unicist ontology that is integrated by a purpose, an active and entropic function and an energy conservation function.

These concepts are an emulation of the ontogenetic intelligence of nature that defines the intrinsic concepts that underlie the functionality of living beings and drives their growth and the survival as a species.

Human deeds have the concepts defined by the functionality of these deeds that are cross-cultural and timeless and exist as long as the functionality exists. Although their structure does not change the operational functionality is fully environment dependent.

Peter 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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Enterprise 4.0: Managing the Unified Field of Businesses

The unicist approach to the 4th Industrial Revolution is based on managing the unified field of social and business environments to increase their adaptability, growth and sustainability. The unified field is managed by using the ontogenetic maps of social and business environments to manage their concepts and fundamentals, which define the root causes that drive their functionality.

Enterprise 4.0 business model

The unicist unified field method was created to develop solutions in adaptive environments. It is based on a unicist thinking approach to manage the unified field of adaptive systems and environments to develop solutions to grow and to ensure results.

It is used to find the root causes of problems and develop adaptive solutions. It is a method to generate improvements and/or innovations of social and business functions.

It implies using the unicist ontological structures that define the concepts and fundamentals of the functions that are being addressed.

It requires knowing the restricted context that generates the catalysts and inhibitors of the social and business functions involved and knowing the wide context that works as a gravitational force defining the limits of what can be achieved. This approach is defined by 4 pillars: Client Centered Management, Object Driven Organization, Unicist Cognitive Systems and Unicist Artificial Intelligence.

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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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Unicist Business Therapeutics

Unicist Business Therapeutics is a consultation book for any business architect that needs to make accurate diagnoses and design palliatives, cures and growth organizational strategies. This book is based on the researches led by Peter Belohlavek at The Unicist Research Institute.

This is an introduction to the Institutional Therapeutics based on the Unicist Standard and is oriented to all those who are responsible for the increase of companies value, their growth and profitability using the necessary innovation to make this possible.

Medical practice has two different languages that are used by the physician: on the one hand, one to communicate with the patients, and on the other hand, another to communicate with colleagues.

Business Therapeutics practice also has two languages:

  1. the operational commonsense language for “patients”
  2. The technical analytical and fundamental language for “physicians”

This e-book is written in conceptual language, the language of fundamentals, using the USL (Unicist Standard Language). Here you will find all the fundamentals you need to manage when solving structural problems in businesses.

It is usable by all those who are able to see organizations as entities with independent life from their members. It requires dealing with the needs of shareholders, stakeholders and the markets and considering these agents as individual but interdependent entities.

This will show you why the sole application of palliatives generates chronic stagnated characteristics of companies that are only functional in low-competitive markets.

You will also be able to recognize business viruses, why they are installed in companies, who introduces them and how they can be cured and palliated.

This book is only meaningful while analyzing a real company that has structural problems to solve or having the real and complete history of a company that has solved them.

It is usable by all those who are able to see organizations as entities with independent life from their members. It requires dealing with the needs of shareholders, stakeholders and the markets and considering these agents as individual but interdependent entities.

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The Unicist Approach to the 4th Industrial Revolution

Introduction to Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 implies introducing adaptiveness in organizations. Business functions are adaptive when their functionality is feedback dependent. The Unicist Research Institute was one of the precursors of Industry 4.0 through the development of complexity sciences to deal with adaptive systems and environments.

This concept applied to business requires managing the root causes of processes to ensure their reliability. This requires managing the concepts of the business functions involved. The level of industrialization depends on the outputs that need to be produced by the business functions. Therefore, different levels of industrialization coexist in most organizations.

Industry 4.0 became possible due to the evolution of IT technologies, conceptual management and artificial intelligence. Its goal is to develop businesses as adaptive systems, which implies customer orientation and improving productivity and quality that naturally foster market growth and profit improvement.

The implementation of Industry 4.0 in business processes might include:

  • The use of a strategic approach and business intelligence to plan and manage growth.
  • The use of tools with artificial intelligence to manage adaptive environments.
  • The use of conceptual management to define business functions.
  • The use of conceptual design to develop business processes.
  • The use of business objects to ensure the productivity and quality of business processes.
  • The use of client centered management to ensure customer orientation.
  • The use of market labs to monitor markets.
  • The use of root cause management to ensure the reliability of results.
  • The use of adaptive IT solutions.

The introduction of adaptiveness in organizations is a step by step process, that needs to generate economic benefits from the beginning. It needs to follow two basic rules:

  • It has to be introduced from “the outside to the inside”, from the external needs to the internal needs, which implies starting with the functions that influence the environment.
  • It needs to be managed from “top to bottom”, which implies the commitment of the management in this change.

Intelligent Systems to deal with Adaptive Environments

The concept of Industry 4.0, applied to a business as a whole, is necessary to produce sustainable growth. It is based on the use of intelligent systems to simplify the approach to adaptive environments.

The 4th Industrial Revolution introduced adaptiveness in the industrial and business world. The Industry 4.0 concept proposes to manage businesses as adaptive systems increasing customer orientation, productivity and quality.

It has to be considered that the Unicist Theory and its applications were a precursor of the Industry 4.0 concept.

This theory was developed to understand the evolution of adaptive entities and to manage adaptive systems and environments.
https://www.unicist-school.org/complexity-sciences/the-paradigm-shift/

The Unicist Approach became mature in the market when the hard technologies allowed developing adaptive industrial processes and gave birth to Industry 4.0.

If you are not aware of the concept of Industry 4.0, you can begin by entering the Wikipedia at:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Industry_4.0

Industry 4.0, as a concept, can be synthetically defined as the “revolution of adaptive business processes”. Adaptability requires managing the concepts of the business functions in order to be able to integrate different people, technologies, processes, systems, objects and tools.

As the previous industrial revolutions, Industry 4.0 coexists with the previous stages, providing a significant competitive advantage for those who enter this stage.

The Concept of the 4th Industrial Revolution

The birth of an industrial revolution is triggered by new technologies, which produce a new industrial stage when they are able to satisfy latent needs of a society. The history of industrial revolutions show that they expand as such in environments where they satisfy the needs of an “establishment” of a culture.

As soon as they begin to have a viral expansion, the industrial revolutions demonstrate their true value and the underlying concepts can be perceived. In the case of the 4th Industrial Revolution, it becomes evident that its purpose is to introduce adaptiveness into industrial and business processes.

It has to be considered that adaptiveness, the concept that underlies flexibility, was always a goal in industry but could not be solved without increasing costs and affecting the quality of the produces. Industry 4.0, due to the now available technologies, introduced adaptiveness but also increased the productivity and quality of the produces.

This opened a new stage that was based on industrial processes, although it deals with businesses as a whole. It introduces adaptiveness by managing the concepts and fundamentals of business functions. This allows managing the root causes of the functionality of processes to increase their productivity and quality and to ensure their reliability.

A Revolution for Growth

The evolution of IT, Internet and Artificial Intelligence finally allowed transforming adaptiveness into the 4th Industrial Revolution. Growth and business expansion is the effect produced by the introduction of this revolution. Growth is the consequence of adaptiveness, which allows empowering customer centricity while increasing productivity and quality.

Unicist Artificial Intelligence

Unicist artificial intelligence was developed to manage adaptive systems and environments. It is a core tool when dealing with the concept of “Industry 4.0” applied to businesses.
https://www.unicist.org/conceptual-thinking/unicist-artificial-intelligence/

It allows monitoring adaptive solutions by using the unicist logic that emulates the intelligence that underlies nature. It provides a tool for root cause management, unicist business strategy building and conceptual management.

When dealing with big data it is complemented with neural networks to develop reliable big data analytics.

The unicist artificial intelligence allows developing monitors to manage business intelligence, business strategy, marketing and designing business functions and business objects. It allows emulating and supporting the development of solutions in the mind of deciders.

The unicist artificial intelligence allows building monitors to emulate and develop adaptive systems in social, economic and business environments.

Industry 4.0

Adaptive solutions can only be managed by structured flexible processes with a high level of productivity and quality.

Adaptability requires managing the concepts and fundamentals of the business functions, which allow managing the root causes of market behavior, the root causes of businesses processes and the root causes of industrial processes to ensure customer satisfaction, productivity and quality.

The following technologies are part of Industry 4.0:

  1. Unicist Business Strategy: to develop maximal strategies to grow and minimum strategies to ensure profits.
  2. Unicist Conceptual Management: to manage businesses as adaptive systems and organize using business objects.
  3. Unicist Root Cause Management: to manage the root causes of business problems based on the knowledge of the fundamentals of the business functions.
  4. Unicist Root Cause Marketing: to expand markets based on the management of the root causes of buying processes.

The Unicist Approach: A Precursor of Industry 4.0

The unicist approach is based on the Unicist Theory, which introduced a paradigm shift in sciences that allowed managing complex adaptive entities, systems and environments. The multiple applications of the unicist theory allowed developing the paradigm shift in business to manage businesses as adaptive systems to generate sustainable growth.

The organizational aspects are sustained by the following discoveries:

  1. The functionality of concepts as drivers of human actions.
  2. Unicist Strategy, that emulates the intelligence of nature, to develop maximal strategies and minimum strategies.
  3. The structure of the concepts of economic, social, political and market behavior to develop Business Intelligence.
  4. Unicist Object Driven Organization, that emulates the organization of nature, to build business objects.
  5. Unicist Artificial Intelligence that allows managing the root causes of business processes.

The market oriented aspects are sustained by the following discoveries:

  1. The roots of human intelligence and their functionality.
  2. The functionality of concepts as triggers and root causes of buying decisions.
  3. The structure and functionality of collective intelligence.
  4. The structure and functionality of marketing objects.
  5. Unicist Artificial Intelligence that allows managing the root causes of buying processes.

The unicist paradigm shift was developed at The Unicist Research Institute, which has been, since 1976, a pioneer in complexity science research, that is fully focused on developing solutions to deal with adaptive entities, systems and environments.

The focus on sustainable growth drove to the development of the Unicist Conceptual Management approach to manage businesses as adaptive systems. It allows introducing the concept of Industry 4.0 and applying it beyond productive processes. Unicist Conceptual Management was developed to manage sustainable growth.

Considered from the point of view of the industrial process maturity it requires the use of:

  • Client Centered Management to ensure customer orientation, value generation and results.
  • Conceptual Design to manage the unified field of business functions and define the functionality of the adaptive systems.
  • Unicist Artificial Intelligence to manage the dynamics and evolution of adaptive systems.
  • Unicist Object Driven Organization to install business objects, working as adaptive systems, within the business processes to increase their productivity and quality.

Industrial Revolutions and Mindsets

Industrial Revolutions foster and establish dominant mindsets to fulfill their purposes. These mindsets include the preceding mindset as complementary approaches.

Mindsets of Industrial RevolutionsOperational thinking is the dominant mindset in the 1st Industrial Revolution.

Mechanization requires operational thinking and the solutions provided by this stage deal with the operation of things.

Analytical thinking is the dominant mindset in the 2nd Industrial Revolution.

The analytical approach allows managing mass production in a meaningful way by dividing these masses into manageable entities.

Systemic thinking is the dominant mindset in the 3rd Industrial Revolution.

Automation requires envisioning the unified field of the operation and its components in order to build the automated processes.

Conceptual thinking is the dominant mindset in the 4th Industrial Revolution.

The Industry 4.0 stage is based on improving the adaptiveness of processes by being fully consumer/user/buyer oriented, increasing the productivity, which implies improving the cost-value relation and increasing the quality to become fully reliable.

The Unicist Logic to Deal with Adaptive Environments

The unicist logic is an emulation of the logic that underlies nature that allows understanding and managing adaptive systems and environments. It has to be considered that systems are adaptive when their produces are feedback dependent.

This logic allowed defining the structure of the concepts and fundamentals that define the root causes of the functionality of adaptive systems making them reasonable, understandable and predictable. The resulting artificial intelligence allows ensuring the results of adaptive systems and provides the conceptual structure of business functions, of business scenarios and for big data analysis.

Thus, the unicist logic provided the structure to define, design and manage adaptive processes and the necessary knowledge of the concepts and fundamentals that underlie business functions. This ensures the adaptive behavior in markets which naturally generates growth.

The Unicist Paradigm Shift: The DNA of Businesses

The Unicist Paradigm Shift in Business establishes the framework of the unicist approach to the 4th Industrial Revolution. It defines the different technologies and methodologies to be used to manage businesses as adaptive systems.

The discovery of the intelligence that underlies nature allowed emulating it, emulating its organization and emulating its evolution.

This drove to the discovery of the structure and functionality of concepts and fundamentals that drive human behavior and underlie things which define the root causes of adaptive environments.

This structure of concepts defines the DNA of organizations and adaptive systems that allowed managing the root causes of their functionality.

This upgraded business management, introducing a new stage in business diagnostics, future research, business strategy, business architecture and applying it to business process design. This approach established the conceptual structure of Industry 4.0.

Unicist Press Committee

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 provided a framework to introduce the 4th Industrial Revolution.   https://www.unicist.org/turi.pdf

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Unicist Root Cause Management applied to Management

Unicist Conceptual Management, that is a paradigm shift in business management, is the synthesis of the nature of business management. It includes the management of the future scenario that allows designing a strategy, the knowledge of the root-causes of problems and the root-drivers of business processes, the development of the conceptual design to define these processes and the development of the maximal and minimum strategy actions to ensure results.

The fact that concepts drive human actions and define the root-causes of things drove to the development of Unicist Conceptual Management that materializes the unicist approach to businesses. This development drove management towards a superior level of possibilities.

The evolution of IT solutions and tools made the operational aspects of business manageable. This evolution, in which the operational aspects have been solved, requires a different kind of knowledge to manage businesses. This knowledge is simpler, but requires dealing with the root-causes of things to manage the structure of businesses.

Business management in the XXI Century requires, besides the functional leadership skills, managing the concepts of a business and the concepts of the restricted and wide contexts to be able to expand the business and ensure its permanence.

This unicist conceptual management approach 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.

In other words, what the unicist conceptual management did, was upgrading the management approach to ensure the generation of value.

Unicist Press Committee

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in using the unicist logical approach in complexity science research and became a private global decentralized leading research organization in the field of human adaptive systems. It has an academic arm and a business arm.

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Traditional Management versus Unicist Conceptual Management

This unicist conceptual management approach 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. In other words, what the unicist conceptual management did, was upgrading the management approach to ensure the generation of value.

Traditional Management vs Unicist Conceptual Management

The unicist conceptual management approach integrates:

  1. Business Strategy: The Unicist Strategy emulates the strategy implicit in the intelligence that underlies nature and establishes a maximal strategy to grow and a minimum strategy to survive.
  2. Conceptual Design: This conceptual design defines the unified field of the functions of adaptive systems and defines their dynamic process architecture.
  3. Root-Cause Management: It manages the root-causes of problems and the root-drivers of solutions.
  4. Unicist Actions: This approach defines the actions that need to be done following a logical synchronicity in order to work as a critical mass to ensure results in adaptive environments.

Benefits of the Unicist Conceptual Management Approach:

  • +40% increase of the speed of business growth
  • +25% of increase of marketing effectiveness
  • +20% of cost saving in business processes
  • +30% of complex projects cost saving
  • 99.5% of results assurance
  • 80% of cost reduction for business process maintenance and improvement
  • +30% increase in the efficacy of the participants

This superior level of business design and management became possible due to the discovery and emulation of the intelligence that underlies nature and the discovery that concepts drive human actions. This is the management model of the XXI Century.

Unicist Press Committee

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in using the unicist logical approach in complexity science research and became a private global decentralized leading research organization in the field of human adaptive systems. It has an academic arm and a business arm.

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The Unicist Approach to Root Causes

A superior level of business design became possible due to the discovery of the structure of the intelligence that underlies nature and the discovery that concepts drive human actions. These actions are triggered by the conceptual short-term memory (CSTM) and stored in the long-term memory (LTM), working as an automatic response that needs to fit into a required functionality.

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It has to be considered that unicist concepts and fundamentals define the root-causes of problems and are the root-drivers of solutions. They allow defining what is possible to be achieved and develop the maximal and minimum strategies and actions to make it happen.

The researches allowed defining the triadic structure of the intrinsic concepts that regulate the evolution of living beings and the extrinsic concepts that underlie the functionality of inanimate entities that define their nature. Concepts include maximal and minimum strategic functions to grow and to ensure survival and are integrated by the fundamentals that drive the functionality of entities.

This drove to the discovery that the root-causes of the functionality of any process are given by the underlying concepts and their fundamentals. (See the Ishikawa’s root-cause diagrams)

The Unicist Research Institute developed, since 1976, more than 5,000 researches to develop the unicist ontological structures that define the functional concepts in the field of social, institutional and individual evolution.

The unicist approach to business is based on the research of the concepts that underlie business functions that allowed dealing with their nature, managing the root-causes of problems and the root-drivers of solutions in order to define structural business solutions that:

  • increase significantly the effectiveness of business processes
  • allow expanding the boundaries of businesses without changing their concepts
  • reduce notoriously the costs
  • ensure the achievement of results

Conceptual design is the approach needed to organize based on the concepts of business processes. It has to be considered, that the structure of concepts is timeless (it exists while the function exists) and cross-cultural, while their operational functionality is environment dependent. As human actions are driven by the concepts they have, the accuracy of conceptual design is the core of business organization in adaptive environments, where efficacy and efficiency need to be integrated.

Peter Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in using the unicist logical approach in complexity science research and became a private global decentralized leading research organization in the field of human adaptive systems. It has an academic arm and a business arm.

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The Era of Conceptualization

The Era of Conceptualization became necessary after most of the operational problems became manageable by technology and became possible due to the discovery of the structure of the intelligence of nature that allowed finding the structure of the concepts that drive human actions.

The development of projects, systems or any kind of solutions in adaptive environments requires managing the concepts involved in order to ensure the results to be obtained. The conceptual design ensures the functionality of a solution.

The unicist approach to human behavior is based on the fact that human actions are driven by the concepts they have. Therefore, any time an individual becomes influenced, the “Conceptual Short-Term Memory” (CSTM) becomes activated to apprehend the “gist” of the message.

The unicist approach to human behavior is based on the fact that human actions are driven by the concepts they have. Therefore, any time an individual becomes influenced, the “Conceptual Short-Term Memory” (CSTM) becomes activated to apprehend the “gist” of the message.

Thus, unicist conceptual design becomes necessary to ensure results in adaptive environments by managing the fundamentals of the solutions, defining the necessary functions that are integrated as a unified field and ending with the definition of a dynamic process architecture.

This process includes the definition of roles, business objects and maximal and minimum synchronic actions to ensure the achievement of results.

The purpose of conceptual design is to define the process architecture of the solution. To make this solution possible, it is necessary to be able to emulate it in mind.

Emulating in mind requires envisioning the final picture of the process and the results that will be achieved. This requires having the knowledge of the fundamentals of the process and a solution thinking approach that allows building the solution.

The emulation of the solution becomes possible if the conceptual knowledge of the solution is available.

The conceptual knowledge requires managing the ontogenetic map that defines the functionality of the concept that drives the solution.

Thus conceptual design implies integrating the emulation of the solution and the conceptual knowledge of the process to build the process architecture.

It is necessary to be aware of the concept of a given reality in order to be able to assume the responsibility for producing results in adaptive environments. Those who cannot emulate the structure of concepts can only assume the responsibility of operational tasks or use their preconcepts to develop an activity.

The discovery of the behavioral objects explained how concepts guide conscious actions. They integrate the available data in the long-term memory, which includes the semantic, episodic and procedural memory. This explained that the capacity to emulate in “mind” the external reality depends on the level of conceptualization of an individual. The level of conceptualization expands through practice.

Diana Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in using the unicist logical approach in complexity science research and became a private global decentralized leading research organization in the field of human adaptive systems. It has an academic arm and a business arm.

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