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Unicist Business Therapeutics – The Unicist Research Institute

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.
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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.
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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.

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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.

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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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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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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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Unicist Contingency Rooms

Unicist Contingency Rooms are organizational units that transform urgent problems into structural solutions. These units are basically organized as teams led by a person who is responsible for the Contingency Room.

Unicist Contingency RoomsWhen they begin their teamwork, the leadership includes the participation of a coordinator, who assumes the responsibility for doing what is needed to find the solutions for the problem that needs to be solved, an ombudsman to represent the needs of the client and a fallacy shooter who ensures that the group manages valid knowledge.

Their final purpose is to solve an urgent problem. Their maximal strategy is to develop the structural solutions while the minimum strategy is to solve the urgent problems.

The double dialectical actions that need to be developed at a contingency room begin by finding the necessary causes of problems in order to develop a structural solution while the second step is to find the triggering causes that generated the urgent problems in order to solve them.

It has to be considered that when a structural solution is found, the problem ceases to exist. Therefore, contingency rooms generate significant added value in their organizations because they ensure the concept of “today better than yesterday” measured in terms of results.

These contingency rooms use a complete set of resources to manage these solutions:

  • Unicist Change Management & Continuous ImprovementConceptual Design Technology – To build the unified fields of the solutions and the layout of their architecture.
  • Continuous Improvement – Which includes the possibility of installing innovations to upgrade or renew processes.
  • Quality Assurance – Which requires introducing automated decisions to ensure the effectiveness of the processes.
  • Problem Solving & Diagnostics Methods – To provide a framework that simplifies the building of structural solutions.
  • Unicist Fishbone – To transform the conceptual design of a process into a manageable improvement process.
  • Unicist Project Manager – To design solutions for complex structural problems.
  • Unicist Library – To have a Knowledge Bank with the information of the concepts of business functions.
  • Avant Garde Groups – To build participative solutions for work processes using the knowledge and experience of the members of an organization.
  • Business Objects building Method – To build the necessary business objects to be inserted in the processes and integrated with roles and the necessary technologies in order to drive, catalyze or inhibit the entropy of processes.

Unicist contingency rooms are a tool for organizational learning and improvement. The organizations that use this approach transform crises into opportunities and problems into solutions.

This requires having an internal “Corporate University”, working as a solution factory, that provides the conceptual framework and the knowledge base for these activities together with the quality assurance for the solutions.

The main problem of contingency rooms is that they require using all the knowledge that is necessary and the main benefit is that it produces monetary results in the short and long run.

Diego 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. https://www.unicist.net/management/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/turi.pdf

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Logical Management Tools: Unicist Change Management

There is nothing more difficult than the development of a change management strategy. It requires to be able to “read” the future, understand what would naturally happen, and then establish a strategy to influence the change that would happen naturally in order to:

Unicist Change Management1) Introduce an external element

2) Accelerate it

3) Avoid miscarriages

4) Minimize the cost of  changes

5) Maximize the benefit of change

Every change of habits implies the integration of a change of ethics and a change of the customs that are natural in the context that is being changed. Changes have to be managed considering their size:

Big Changes

They are the changes that drive towards a higher level of structured action, responsibility or risk. Big changes require drivers and catalysts to be implemented. Big changes can be divided into structured medium changes.

Medium Changes

They are those changes that seek for a more structured activity with lower risks. Medium changes cannot be divided into small changes.

Small Changes

They are changes that require no structural modifications.

Avant Garde Groups – “A” Groups –

Change agents are usually left behind after a change was successful. Avant Garde Groups were created to design and implement organizational changes. Thus the role of a Change Agent becomes virtual and is not affected after the changes are implemented. Change managers manage the change while “A” Groups do the changes.

Diego 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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Client Centered Management: the model to grow using Maximal Strategies

Client Centered Management is a model that catalyzes market expansion processes. It is part of the unicist natural organization model. The natural organization is a meta-model in itself that integrates the organization that is needed for the business and the market, the client orientation and the personalization of the work processes.

Client Centered ManagementClient Centered Management needs to be established to drive actions towards the end client and then the personal organization needs to be used in order to ensure the fulfillment of the organizational roles.

The functionality of the Client Centered Management model is driven and catalyzed by the use of business objects that save energy and make processes simpler and more effective.

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Thus CCM is the natural model for business expansion. It has to be considered that it requires business objects driven processes and a role model that allows managing responsibilities.

CCM uses Object Driven Organization

Nature, as a paradigmatic complex adaptive system, is organized by objects. The unicist organizational approach is based on emulating nature to manage businesses as adaptive systems.

The unicist object driven organization is the natural way to organize based on the knowledge of the ontogenetic maps of a business and its functions. It implies integrating business objects in the business processes that allow managing the adaptive aspects of businesses accelerating processes while saving energy.

Object driven marketing, object driven strategy, object driven management, object driven continuous improvement, object driven negotiation and object driven leadership are paradigmatic examples of the object driven organization.

This worked well when the influence of the actions allowed dominating the environment and failed when this was not the case.

CCM 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 and catalyze business expansion. 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.

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. http://www.unicist.org/repo/index.php#Unicist

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Conceptualization the key to Adaptiveness

Conceptualization sustains any proactive action in the field of adaptive behavior. That is why it applies to individual, institutional and social behavior. Conceptual thinking is an abstract thinking process that is based on discovering the concept at an operational level, emulating their structure in mind, and transforming this emulation into value adding actions. In plain language, conceptualization implies knowing what one is truly doing, having the concepts of the actions, which includes having their functional structure and being able to transform the concepts into value adding actions.

Conceptual Management: A Paradigm Shift in Business

The paradigm shift is given by the conceptual approach to businesses and its integration with the existing technical analytical approach. It allows integrating the knowledge of the empirical observable facts with the knowledge of the “nature of businesses” in order to define what is possible to be achieved and the probability to make it happen.

The research on how the logical thinking process works, allowed defining four levels: operational thinking that deals with the “HOW”, analytic thinking that deals with the “WHAT”, systemic thinking, that deals with the “WHAT FOR” and conceptual thinking that deals with the “WHY”.

Conceptualizing implies being able to have an adaptive behavior sustained by the capacity of apprehending the nature of what one is doing while one is able to apprehend the operational aspects of the actions.

The discovery of the ontogenetic intelligence of nature allowed finding the roots of evolution, involution and mutation.

This intelligence drives the purpose of the living beings in nature based on an active principle that sustains growth, change and mutation, and an energy conservation principle that saves energy while it sustains the purpose. This principle compensates the entropy produced by the active function.

The objective of any thinking process is to be able to emulate  the models that underlie the tangible aspects of the world that can be accessed through sensory experiences. The objective of conceptual thinking is to emulate the nature that underlies specific aspects of reality in order to influence the environment.

Functional concepts are cross-cultural and timeless. They remain unchanged as long as a function exists.

Having the concepts of what one is doing allows being extremely effective and flexible. An individual can adopt new operational technologies without needing to change because the concept remains the same.

Conceptualization enhances the human condition.

The History of Conceptualization

The term Concept in Western philosophy can be found in the works of Plato and Aristotle. Their approach drove to the definition of concepts as describing the essence of things defined as a universal realm.

Unicist ConceptualizationErnst Cassirer (Substanzbegriff und Funktionsbegriff) included the definition that concepts not only define the essence of things but also their shape.

Descartes can be considered as the initiator of a new stage by defining the word “idea” as homologous to concept. But empiricism, with Locke and Hume gave to the terms “idea” and “concept” only a psychological meaning.

Immanuel Kant gave the term “concept” a functional meaning, considering it as the framework of any possible action.

Peter Belohlavek went further. He developed a complexity science approach to deal with complex adaptive systems that integrated philosophy, science and action in a unified field: reality.

He approached what he called extrinsic concepts, which are the ones deposited by humans on the elements of their external reality. He defined that such concepts have a functional structure that emulates the ontogenetic intelligence of nature.

He discovered that such concepts have these three elements:

  1. A purpose that is homologous to the purpose in nature.
  2. An active function that is homologous to the active principle in nature.
  3. An energy conservation function that is homologous to the energy conservation principle in nature.

The knowledge of the structure of concepts makes their access becomes easier and allows using them as the “stem cells” of knowledge and actions.

He also discovered the complementation and supplementation laws that are implicit within each conceptual structure and the concept of anti-concepts that is homologous to the concept of anti-matter.

With the unicist approach, Peter Belohlavek integrated the Western approach and the Eastern approach but focused on a different purpose, which is the adaptation to the environment.  This adaptive process is achieved by generating value and profiting from its counterpart in order to foster a sustainable evolution.

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The Unicist Paradigm Shift in Sciences applied to Businesses

Integrating Observable Facts with the Nature of Things

The unicist paradigm shift in sciences drove from an empirical approach to a pragmatic, structuralist and functionalist approach to deal with complex environments, integrating observable facts with the “nature of things”. It made businesses reasonable, understandable and predictable. It allowed managing the world of possibilities going beyond probabilities.

The Unicist Paradigm Shift

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The Unicist Theory allowed understanding and influencing the evolution of living beings and artificial complex adaptive systems.

This influence is exerted by using unicist logic based and object driven technologies, which is now a worldwide trend.

Some of the companies that use objects are: Airbus, Amazon, Apple, BBC, Boeing, Dassault Systemes, Dupont, Ericsson, Facebook, General Electric, Google, Hilton, Honda, Hyundai, LinkedIn, Lufthansa, Mapfre, Mayo Clinic, Michelin, Novartis, Open Text, P&G, Pfizer, SAP, Siemens, Tata Motors, Toyota, Unilever, Walmart, Walt Disney World and Youtube.

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