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Personal Strategies: from heroic to conquering actions

Personal strategies begin with heroic actions to find a place in the world but achieve their maturity when conquering actions become possible to expand the boundaries of one’s activities.

Strategic ActionStrategic actions seek to influence the environment actively. The action principle is given by the maximal strategy that is based on the opportunities offered by the environment. The minimum strategy, depending solely on the influencer’s action, is its energy conservation principle.

There are four ontological segments to develop strategic actions: Heroic Strategy, Defensive Strategy, Dominant Strategy and Conquering Strategy.

Level 1 – Heroic Strategy

The heroic strategy is performed by those who develop strategies based on individual heroic actions.

They are basically subjectivists who consider that individual efforts and smartness can prevail over systematically planned actions.

Heroic strategies are based on the personal costs individuals or members of a group are willing to pay.

Such individuals confront problems as personal challenges.

Level 2 – Defensive Strategy

The Defensive Strategy is performed by those who master the situations in which competitors attack.

These individuals are extremely smart when it is necessary to create alternatives to weaken others’ arguments.

They are usually very good analysts and utopists. Their ideas prevail over action.

They use their opponent’s forces to attack the implicit weaknesses of their strengths.

Level 3 – Dominant Strategy

The dominant strategy is performed naturally by those who are secure strategists and feel the need of taking the opportunities of the environment.

They are extremely good at diagnosing, and are able to picture the unified field of a business strategy without considering their personal interest.

They are strict ethical managers.

They are never satisfied. They always feel hunger for new expansive actions.

Level 4 – Conquering Strategy

This strategy is developed by those whose personal driver is conquering new positions.

They are natural doers with a strong intuition to perceive reality and its needs.

Conquerors are smart organizers. They usually lead their conquering campaigns personally.

Innovations and the creation of new paradigms are their natural tools to conquer new fields.

Speed based strategies and an endless energy reservoir are their raw material to adapt to the environment.

Conclusion

Action-reflection-action is the natural process to upgrade the level of a strategy. It requires learning through the actions in the environment, making the necessary mistakes, but avoiding their repetition. Good luck…

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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The Introduction to avoid Building a Butterfly Company

Butterfly companies are unstable organizations that are unable to work as institutions. They might be the consequence of an unstable market or the need of the owners to avoid the separation between them and the company.

When they are based on unstable markets there might be two different situations:

1)      It is the natural consequence of the market, for example unique projects.

2)      It is the consequence of the market instability of a country or region.

In the first case there is no butterfly company, just a transitory business that doesn’t pretend to work as an institution.

In the second case there is a butterfly company that tends to disappear when the conjuncture changes. The permanent threat of the market hinders the separation of the company from its owner so the company cannot evolve but based on the owner’s actions.

Archetypical butterfly companies are those working in stable markets but not separated from their owners.

Their purpose is to obtain profit at any price having the necessary conjunctural justifications to obtain it and exerting the necessary power to ensure it.

Diana Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in complexity science research and became a global decentralized world-class research organization in the field of human adaptive systems. http://www.unicist.org


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

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/2013/12/turi.pdf


The Use of Gravitational Objects to Make Things Happen

Social gravitational objects are adaptive processes that have been organized as autonomous entities to provide an authoritative context to sustain specific actions.

Gravitational ObjectsThey define the role of the wide context that influences actions or objects and do not belong to the system they are influencing.

Examples of social gravitational objects are: religious commandments, constitutions of countries, cultures, institutions, works of artists, scientific works, etc.

On the one hand, gravitational objects need to foster freedom in order to be bearable. This implies that they need to open possibilities of actions for those who are being influenced. Gravitational objects that intend to force predefined behaviors are unbearable and generate opposition.

On the other hand, these gravitational objects have to provide a security framework for the actions that are being influenced. This framework provides a conceptual action guide to take advantage of the possibilities that are being fostered.

In order to work, structural actions need to be based on gravitational objects. Conjunctural actions can be done without them but leave no trace in the environment. Their consequences vanish as soon as the actions were finished.

Diana Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in complexity science research and became a private global decentralized leading research organization in the field of human adaptive systems. http://www.unicist.org


Repairing actions are the antidote for active inactions

Active inaction is an addiction that generates a high level of pleasure to those who practice it.

The objective of those that practice it is to avoid their participation in an activity by transforming their active role into a judging role, creating the necessary justifications to avoid any action.

They naturally seek for the shadow of any light and, as any light generates a shadow, they feel fulfilled by finding it and exerting the power of inaction that is justified by the premise that they want to avoid the existence of the shadow.

Forcing people to repair what they produce damages is a natural antidote because the cost of the repairing actions. In the long run people will seek for pleasure somewhere else.

The antidote

In a cooperative teamwork every damage produced by a member to another participant needs to be repaired. This repair is a cost the damager has to pay in order to reconcile with the group.

A repairing action implies regretting the damaging action, doing common good actions (for the members of the group) and substituting what has been damaged.

But this rule does not apply in competitive environments where competition prevails over cooperation. In these environments damagers are not responsible for the damage produced as long as they consider their actions as justified, unavoidable or necessary.

In actual teamwork many of the damaging actions are non-conscious. They are justified if they happen in a competitive environment, but require repair in a cooperative context, (intentions do not count).

The rules of an environment define the cooperative or competitive prevalence. Individuals need to follow these rules to be functional. For example the building of “spirit de corps” requires, on the one hand, the dominance of cooperation in the internal relationship in a group but, simultaneously, a strong competition with the external environment.

Cultures like the Japanese and the German are based on cooperation. The institution of “hara-kiri” is the expression of the need to repair in extreme conditions.

Depending on the goals, cooperation or competition have to prevail or need to be integrated to build social capital. Both are ethical behaviors with different functionalities.

Repairing actions are necessary to build social capital or to cooperate, but are unnecessary in competitive environments. In these environments damages are part of the rules of the game. Sorry, nothing personal… is a saying that suffices.

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Unicist Business Objects changed Business Management

The design of business processes, before the unicist approach was developed, was based on operational research tools that did not include the fundamentals of processes. Therefore they were extremely human attitude dependant.

The unicist approach to business processes introduced fundamental analysis to define the nature of processes and the use of objects emulating the organization of nature. Object Driven Organization established a new starting point in business process design.

“Unicist Business Objects are adaptive systems that are designed to produce a predefined result in a process. By definition they deal with the adaptive aspects of businesses. They are unnecessary in administrative systems.

Not everyone can design an object, but everyone that recognizes its functionality within a process can use it.

The autopilot of an airplane can be activated without knowing how it was built but it is necessary to know how it works and the limits of its functionality.

There are five business objects which are: the drivers, the entropy inhibitors, the inhibitors, the catalysts and the gravitational objects.

The first three ones belong to the process of a system while the catalysts are part of the restricted context and the gravitational objects belong to the wide context of a system.

Objects can be designed integrating these three functions as part of their functionality or they can exist as three different objects to provide the driving, inhibiting and entropy inhibiting functions in a process.

Catalysts and gravitational objects are not part of the system. If one integrates them into the system, these objects do not work as such and destroy the system’s functionality.

The use of business objects requires individuals who understand the business processes in order to use the objects and replace them when their functionality has been exceeded.”

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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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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
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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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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.

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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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