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(Unicist) Micro-clinics: the conceptual design of business functions, roles and objects

A Micro-clinic is an activity organized to develop the conceptual design of a solution. During this activity, a conceptual design of a business function is developed, while the participants learn to manage the technologies for conceptual design. The micro-clinic ends when a solution has been developed by the participants.

Conceptual Design

As a generic definition, the purpose of conceptual design is to define the process of a given function considering the fundamentals of its concepts and the necessary resources to achieve the goals that have been established.

It has to be considered that each function has a unique concept that drives its actions and defines its fundamentals.

This concept is timeless and cross-cultural and is applicable as long as the function exists.

The activities are based on the use of the Unicist System for Conceptual Design (USCD) which includes the protocols of the functions that establish the generic process of their functionality and guide the design of the specific processes.

Learning Objects

The educational model used is based on the use of learning objects that are included in the Unicist System for Conceptual Design and the use of pilot test to drive the action-reflection-action processes.

The Conceptual Design of a function is sustained by the use of pilot tests, which have two roles:

  1. They are a method to avoid fallacies.
  2. They drive the learning process of the participants.

There are three levels of depth to develop a conceptual design depending on the complexity of a function. These three levels are managed using the USCD.

  1. Simple functions only require the design of the processes based on the knowledge of their concept.
  2. Complex functions require the inclusion of the conceptual analysis of the function.
  3. Complex problems require the inclusion of a systemic problem solving methodology to establish the starting point of the design.

The Conceptual design requires recycling the processes based on the use of destructive and non destructive tests to better adapt to the environment and take advantage of the available resources.

Conclusion

Conceptual design is the driver of business processes. It has to be considered that human actions are driven by the concepts that individuals have in their minds. Therefore, when an actual conceptual design has been finished, the solution has been installed in the mind of the participants of the process.

Micro-clinics work with the methodology of business residencies that are homologous to medical residencies. Participants learn by developing solutions.

These micro-clinics are led by a Chief Resident. The participants are coordinated by a member who assumes the role of the Ombudsman while the responsibility for avoiding fallacies is assumed by the pilot testing.

Business Residencies are organized by multiple micro-clinics where the participants learn to solve problems. This process begins with the conceptual design of the solutions.

Executive Committee

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The Unicist Approach to Organizational Development

Organizational development is defined as the activity that follows the nature of a business defined by its business model, in order to design the necessary strategies to achieve the goals and to build the necessary architecture to achieve the concrete objectives. Organizational development requires introducing an improvement model that allows improving the business processes.

Organizational Development

The Organizational Development of Companies, requires managing the concepts that underlie the specific business functions and the resources that are part of their business processes.

Unfortunately, in the past, organizational development has been mainly associated to deal with integrating people in organizations to improve their business processes.

The development of organizations requires managing their concepts in order to know what is possible to be achieved and to introduce the necessary innovations that allow expanding the business without changing the concept.

The unicist approach to organizational development implies introducing “changes without changing”. This is not a paradox; this approach requires introducing superior technologies in business process that do not change the nature of the business that is materialized in the concept that underlies their business model.

People who manage organizational development need have the concept of the business in which they intend to influence, have a future scenario of the market and the industry, being able to design business strategies and have the capacity of managing the conceptual design of their architecture which implies integrating hardware, software and peopleware.

In the XXI Century, organizational development requires integrating the automation of business processes, the efficacy of the people who participate and the efficiency of the systems of a company.

Diego Belohlavek

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