The maturity of an organization defines the company’s capacity for growth.
The Unicist Institutional Maturity Model (UIMM) has been developed to define the type of strategies and architectures that can be used in a company. The higher the maturity level the more expansive a business can be.
There are two entrepreneurial approaches, level A and B that are considered the initial maturity stage of a company.
A) Money driven organizations
Their goal is to profit from the environment in a materialistic way. They are driven by individual monetary goals and manage the business driven by their cash-flow.
B) Power driven organizations
Their goal is to obtain profits following the subjective rules of their owners. They are entrepreneurial organizations driven by the need to follow the non-structured orders of the entrepreneurs.
1) Materialistic driven institutions
Their everyday activity is driven by the guidelines that are strictly followed to ensure the operational results.
2) Ideology driven institutions
Their everyday activity is driven by strict rituals and methods that materialize the ideology. They establish a defined path to behave within the rules.
3) Value driven institutions
Their everyday activity is driven by the methodologies they have. They are strict in the application of their methodologies, which implicitly include the vision of their activity.
4) Transcendence driven institutions
In a transcendence driven institution the institutional vision is used in everyday activity. It has flexible methodologies to apply the vision but strict methods to follow the operational rules.
The maturity of an organization evolves based on the functionality and success of its rules and procedures. The flexibility of its business processes is a consequence of having achieved an adequate reliability level in the application of the methods.
NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in complexity science research and became the major research organization in the world in the field of human adaptive systems. More than 4,200 unicist ontological researches were developed since 1976 until December 2011 in the field of individual, institutional and social evolution. They included the development of the unicist ontogenetic maps (DNA) of institutions: