Virtual Collaboration


The introduction of Virtual Collaboration requires unicist business coaches

The introduction of virtual collaboration in businesses based on the use of conceptual management becomes a core activity of the unicist business coaches. Access the forecast of this trend at:

http://www.unicistinstitute.net/future-research/the-10-year-global-future-scenario-of-objects-driven-virtual-collaboration/ 

It has to be considered that technology is one of the fundamentals for economic growth. The unicist business coaching requires assuming a catalyzing role when dealing with facts and a "back2back" role when dealing with the coachees.

It has to be considered that technology is one of the fundamentals for economic growth. The unicist business coaching requires assuming a catalyzing role when dealing with facts and a “back2back” role when dealing with the coachees.

The recent launching of OFFICE 2016 works as a catalyst for the expansion of “Virtual Collaboration” in the business world.

VC allows saving from 20% to 50% of the time investment in meetings, but requires increasing the level of “focus” of the participants. VC also reduces the need to travel and thus saves significant amounts of “time & money”.

This concept was massively introduced several years ago by Google but now it becomes a universal standard in business that has a high impact in the work processes of managers.

This type of work requires that those who are collaborating have to be on the same page, meaning that they are dealing with the same concept.

This requires the introduction of Conceptual Management in business which allows ensuring the focus of activities and using business objects and knowledge objects to simplify processes.

This change of habits is huge but is also an extremely profitable business. This type of work also fosters the upgrade in professionalism through the use of business concepts to ensure the focus.

In the future, the personal business meeting will be more focused on launching new activities and on the closing of agreements.

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Business Coaching: Our Partners work with the “Back to Back” methodology

The “Back to Back” methodology has been used since 1981. It was basically applied to the solution of complex problems and to the development of unicist objects. A unicist ontological design of a given reality requires the knowledge of the involved concepts. Therefore, the discovery of conceptual structures precedes the design activity.

Unicist Back2Back Methodology

The major problems of human designs are their incompatibility with the nature of the objects that are being designed.

When designing solutions, there is usually no time to research the concepts involved.

To solve this problem, the operational function of the object is usually considered as an analogy of its concept.

This solution is very practical but insufficient when designing differentiated objects.

The knowledge of concepts is  not necessary when designing objects ruled by common sense (conventional wisdom).

The goal of the Unicist XD technology

This is a technology created to design solutions for complex business problems. It has been successfully applied in different countries considering their structural cultural differences.

The goals of this technology are:

  1. An integration of efficacy and technology.
  2. The generation of a knowledge acquisition and knowledge management process.
  3. Empowerment of the companies’ continuous improvement technology.
  4. Participation and institutionalization.
  5. Social upgrade is a consequence of promoting improvement through complementation.

The Unicist XD technology

The use of the Unicist XD methodology sustains the simplicity and reliability of design processes. The design process can be accelerated by the use of the Unicist XD.

It was developed to approach complexity and the solution of problems in an uncertain or risky environment. Unicist XD is essentially analogous to Extreme Programming. It can be considered as a conceptual design methodology.

The steps of the Unicist XD methodology are:

  • Development of the concept’s idea
  • Development of the first functional prototype
  • Experiencing – First pilot test
  • Quality assurance development
  • Development of the second prototype (including aesthetics)
  • The second pilot test
  • Feed-back and development of the third prototype (including the final aesthetic)
  • Third pilot test
  • Implementation

Conclusion

Business Coaching in complex problem solving requires a “Back to Back” methodology. It is the only way to ensure the functionality and quality of the solution. It drives the solution from the concept to the operation.

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XXI Century: Virtual Collaboration vs. Rationalism and Subjectivism

The implementation of unicist technologies is basically driven by virtual collaboration. This implies a different way of working. The traditional “coaching” using phone or video-conferencing, which is functional for personal coaching, but is dysfunctional for business coaching where results need to be achieved.

Unicist Business Coaching using Virtual Collaboration

Collaborative ContextThe communication and IT technologies allowed integrating personal and virtual collaboration, using business objects, to maximize the results and minimize the costs.

Based on empirical information, the increase in productivity, in the specific processes, varies between 20% and 50%.

Business Coaching in complex problem solving requires a “Back to Back” methodology. It is the only way to ensure the functionality and quality of the solution. It drives the solution from the concept to the operation.

This is a change in working habits that is extremely valuable to manage adaptive aspects of businesses.

The virtual collaboration allows developing both internal and external work processes.

Virtual Collaboration and Team Work

The bond established between the members of a group is basic to provide a collaboration context that allows achieving synergy and thus increases the productivity.

The fundamentals of this bond are given by the complementation between the members, the functionality of each role and the personal link between the members.

Marshall McLuhan said: “The Medium is the Message”. There is no doubt that virtual media are less powerful than in-person activities to build personal relationships.

Therefore it is necessary to compensate this characteristic with an increase of functionality in the group dynamics.

This functionality is increased by using business objects. The use of business objects in work processes allows increasing the functionality of virtual collaboration processes and building a context of simplicity.

In order to achieve group synergy, it is required that the members follow a protocol that establishes the rules of actions and the distribution of credits for its members.

Subjectivism is the killer of any Virtual Collaboration

Subjectivism at work is the prevalence of subjective, ungrounded opinions, which prevail over any fundament that can be installed by a counterpart. Subjectivism at work, is disguised with a rationalist mask. Subjectivism implies the need of using fallacious perceptions, denial and other fallacies to avoid dealing with the actual problems.

Subjectivism is necessarily driven by manipulation which  requires an extreme use of emotional influence to avoid dealing with the functional aspects of reality.

http://unicist.net/economics/manipulation-is-a-long-term-business-killer

Therefore virtual collaboration requires working in functional environments where the roles of individuals are recognized by the results they can produce and their capacity of teamwork. The subjectivists can use virtual communication but not virtual collaboration.

Conclusion

The virtual collaboration is the natural way to organize when there is a need of expert knowledge. Nowadays expert knowledge can be integrated in most of the cases by using the IT technologies that allow sharing data and images.

The saving of time and the productivity increase is significant when the conditions for virtual collaboration are given. It allows providing full synchronicity with the needs of clients.

But there are several requirements to implement virtual collaboration:

  1. The virtual collaboration needs that transparency of work becomes part of the culture of an organization.
  2. It needs reliability systems that test the work processes.
  3. It requires customer orientation that fosters fulfillment, synchronicity and reliability.
  4. Personal roles need to be complemented by quality assurance processes to ensure results.

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