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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.

Peter Belohlavek

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Energy Saving in Business Management

Work implies producing a displacement of something in the real world. Every displacement generates a friction that needs to be managed.

When two people are doing something in a working environment and one of them produces work and the other is inactive, the friction produced is extremely destructive.

It produces a paradoxical situation because:

1) There is an extreme conflict if the friction is not eliminated.
2) If the parts are “lubricated”, there will be no friction but the person who is inactive will continue doing nothing.
3) The inactive person needs to judge what the other part is doing because that judgment sustains her/his self-esteem.
4) Finally, the one who does the work ends up being judged by the one who cannot do it and the conflict escalates to the maximal level.

Apparent movement is worse than inaction

Inaction appears often hidden behind apparent actions that are done without having assumed the responsibility for producing results. These apparent actions are based on fallacious decisions that produce negative results because they generate costs without adding value.

In this case they do not produce friction; they directly produce an “explosion” of the situation or an “implosion” of the actions.

If this conflict is not faced the natural trend towards minimum energy consumption (*) and inaction will prevail, eliminating both apparent actions and real actions.

To deal with this problem the nature of doers has to be understood in order to avoid their quitting. Access a free e-book on the Nature of Doers http://unicist.org/deb_doers.php

(*) In a closed system, with constant external parameters and entropy, the internal energy will decrease and approach a minimum value at equilibrium.

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Peter Belohlavek

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Approaching fundamentals to deal with adaptive systems

Fundamentals define the nature of reality. The unicist technology for diagnostics approaches problems based on their nature.

Problems turn complex when results must be achieved, and require a high accuracy of the diagnoses, prognoses and action plans to solve them. Unicist technologies for diagnostics were developed to ensure results.

The unicist approach considers any specific reality, on which influence intends to be exerted, as a unified field. This is the origin of the name unicist.

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Diagnosing implies describing the functionality of a reality. And this description includes the internal cause-effect relations, whether they are univocal or bi-univocal.

From that point on, a prognosis of the natural evolution of that reality has to be developed and then an action plan to influence such reality is included in the final diagnosis. Unicist diagnoses include: descriptions, prognoses and action plans.

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Diego Belohlavek
Expert System Manager

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Think Green: The Unicist Standard in Business Management

Thinking Green in the field of Business Management implies organizing  processes using energy saving technologies.

The Unicist Standard in Management implies the use of Unicist Object Driven Management to integrate objects in the processes to integrate hardware with software and peopleware.

The final result is a Unicist Cybernetic approach that minimizes the energy consumed by the management process while increasing the reliability and the focus on value generation.

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Diego Belohlavek
Expert System Manager

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Learning from Procter & Gamble using the Unicist Standard

The notorious capacity of Procter & Gamble is given by the way it manages the social insertion of innovations.

We recommend watching the following two short presentations of Procter & Gamble at:

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x93YopVXJSM

Innovation is the basis for economic growth.  Essentially, countries, cultures, institutions, and individuals grow only in the fields where they are open to innovations.

The purpose of innovation is to overcome scarcity. That is why only people or cultures that have the will, find the way to overcome scarcity.  This is the cultural context that fosters innovation.

The driver of innovation is human creation. The word creation is used in the sense of recreation. Humans create based on the existing energy.

The maximal strategy of innovations drives towards the solution of a scarcity. Therefore innovative organizations have the perception that they add value to the environment. But this is only true if the minimum strategy is also fulfilled.

The minimum strategy implies inserting the innovations into the social capital of the environment. Social capital is defined by the strength of the bonds that integrate the members of a community.

Commercial innovations need to be only one step ahead of the habits of the environment. If they are more than one step ahead they fail, unless there is an extreme need and they are, implicitly, a “back to basics”.

In this field Procter & Gamble is a notorious benchmark.

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Diana Belohlavek
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Understanding Cultures: The Archetype of China

The archetype of China is a unique case of a culture that has the capacity to grow based on the internal consistency of its model, a model that became complementary to the globalization process.

We strongly recommend watching the following video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mRlgQKWlnQ

China’s Structure

China is a culture based on the consistency of the social and individual efforts and the capacity of accepting trade-offs to achieve the goals of the country.

The Chinese model has to be understood in itself without comparing it with other countries. It has multiple economic models working simultaneously. It is neither a communist nor a capitalist model. It uses multiple unique solutions which imply permanent trade-offs between the different models to achieve its growth.

The Communist Party can be considered as homologous to the ancient nobility in Europe but representing the interests of China as a country and the needs of its population.

Entering the Communist Party needs to be earned because within the party there has to be an ideological consistency to allow a democratic behavior. The Communist Party is the “Establishment” of China.

Confucius’ Concept

Confucianism is a functional philosophy for a culture that needs to grow in a context of an extremely large country with a large population. Order is necessary to sustain consistency.

Minorities in China have to behave within the limits of the explicit and implicit Chinese model. Censorship and self-censorship are a need to avoid that the culture loses its consistency. But although censorship becomes necessary in this context, it is also the implicit weakness of the Chinese archetype.

Cultures evolve based on their implicit weaknesses. Therefore, a generational change can be expected in this field depending on the new trade-offs the culture will make.

A Shielded Culture

China has been, is and will be a shielded archetype, protecting its culture and beliefs in order to ensure its consistency and allowing making the necessary trade-offs to grow.

This shield was represented by the Chinese Wall in the past, and now it is represented by the multiple regulations that establish the framework of the country.

Maximal Strategy

The maximal strategy of China is driven by the working capacity of the culture and the catalyst for the minimum strategy is their cultural shield that ensures the consistency of its actions. The cultural shield works as a protection from foreign influence and internal distortions.

Minimum Strategy

The minimum strategy is driven by the individual working capacity of its population. The entropy inhibitor, to ensure the achievement of growth, is the ideological shield that ensures the focus of the efforts on the objectives that are being achieved.

The personal capacity of making trade-offs is installed in the population and makes individuals extremely focused achievers.

To apprehend the Chinese archetype it is necessary to understand Doers, avoiding ideological, religious or social comparisons. China was, is and will be unique. China doesn’t base its expansion on exporting culture, but on exporting products.

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Peter Belohlavek

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Unicist Org Lab: Unicist Continuous Improvement Alliances

Unicist Continuous Improvement is based on the use of objects. It implies improving the objects included in processes in order to obtain results.

Unicist Continuous ImprovementContinuous improvement integrates innovation to improve the processes and the objects that are being used to ensure the achievement of a higher level of effectiveness.

The natural segments of continuous improvement are:

1) Repair
2) Update
3) Upgrade
4) Renewal

Maximal strategies are driven by innovation. They are put into action by the implementation of big changes that go beyond the existing boundaries of the present operation and are sustained by the external need represented by the client centered management.

Minimum strategies are driven by quality assurance, put into action by the development and implementation of medium changes and sustained by the personalized organization that ensures an effective participative action model.

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Unicist Strategy: Developing Academic Alliances

We are negotiating alliances with different institutions to expand the unicist approach worldwide for the next generation leaders.

The Unicist Standard implies dealing with the nature of businesses. It is a logical approach that provides a reasonable ontological structure to deal with businesses.

Although empirical approaches are included at an operational level, this approach is a breakthrough to them, providing the fundamentals to deal with the nature of businesses.

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The Unicist Strategy Programs at The Unicist Corporate University are analogous to medical residencies. In medical residencies real patients are being cured while physicians learn to manage their specialty. A Unicist Business Residency is an environment in which complex problems of real clients are being solved while participants learn to manage the technologies to approach them. Only clients that “pertain” to the participants, who obtain the benefit for their success and pay the price of failure, work as real clients.

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Unicist Future Research: the Nature of Democracy

The video on “The Nature of Democracy: The role of democracy in political, religious, military and business institutions” is now available.

The discovery of the unicist ontology of Democracy in human behavior allowed the emulation of nature and the description of the “objects” that define Democracy. Nature is organized by objects. Understanding the behavior of nature, i.e. wolves packs, democracy can be seen in action.

This is a synthesis on the live clinic led by Peter Belohlavek as part of the Goodwill Network activities for the community.
You will be surprised by one of the most significant discoveries: the unicist ontology of democracy. You will live the nature of democracy and its applications in the political and institutional fields.

You will see how democracy, in the wide sense, is in the nature of human evolution. But you will also see the limits of democracy.

The emulation of nature in a Democratic system requires the existence of integrated objects that define the functionality of Democracy.

This video is a mind-opener in the field of macro-democracy and a breakthrough in the field of applied democracy in one’s action field.

Peter Belohlavek says that Democracy was, is and will be the most efficient way to live, work and evolve.

Understanding that democracy implies “Cooperation in Diversity” is the challenge.

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Diana Belohlavek
VP Unicist Knowledge Bank

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Using the Unicist Standard to learn from Unilever

Unicist Object Driven Leadership is a back to basics. The concept of leadership is defined by the integration of Authority, Participation and Power. This is self-evident. But the question is: Which are the Fundamentals of Leadership?

In the following lines you will find an answer to the question posed in this blog last week:  http://unicist.net/management/benchmarking-unilever-unicist-object-driven-leadership/

Objects sustain the power of leaders avoiding to exert such power. In this sense, objects work as:

1) Drivers to make things happen
2) Catalysts to accelerate action
3) Inhibitors, working as a non-exerted dissuasion power
4) Gravitational forces of leaders’ authority

Using Unicist Object Driven Leadership you will be accessing a new world, which is at the same time a back to basics. It implies producing more results and being a natural leader in all those fields where you can integrate your personal action with the use of institutionalizing objects.

The basics of leadership

Leadership is based on the need to sustain one’s authority. The participation of others is a condition of leadership. A leader is such because s/he is followed. Therefore, in terms of the Unicist Logic, Participation is the active function of leadership and the energy conservation function is given by the Power a leader has to impose her/his authority. But this is a sort of paradox. The energy conservation function is given by the power the individual “does not use”. If the power is used it consumes energy and, in fact, a double amount of energy, because:

1) To impose something there is a need to exert power and consume energy.

2) When power is exerted, authority is being lost, because it means that the authority of the individual has not been accepted. And in this case, an additional amount of energy must be invested to reconstruct the value of the authoritative role.

Participation poses another paradoxical dilemma:

1) When the authority of the leader is extreme, for example a religious leader, the participation is not possible.

2) When the participation is extreme, there is no possibility to accept an authoritative role.

This solution is contraindicated for absolutist, subjectivist, fundamentalist and anarchic leaders.

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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.

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