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Adaptive System Management is a Complex Problem

When dealing with adaptive aspects of businesses it is necessary to be focused on solutions and not on problem solving. This sounds counterintuitive but only if a physician is able to cure a disease or a patient s/he will be able to diagnoses the problem. Solution thinking is the characteristics of individuals that are talented in a specific field.

“Complex problem solving requires an action-reflection-action process. This implies the involvement in the problem as a participant. Without this involvement there is no possibility to apprehend the ontological structure of the complex problem.

The learning of complex problem solving is implicitly a complex problem. Therefore the learning process requires the commitment of real problem solving adding value to the individual or organization dealing with the complex problem.

An individual cannot deal with complexity if s/he is not able to over-come the fears that are implicit in a complex problem solving process. The denial of these fears ensures the building of parallel realities and the achievement of dysfunctional results. 

Authoritarian environments foster fears to avoid losing control. Individualistic-anarchic environments foster fears to avoid the assumption of responsibilities. That is why complex problem solving and its learning process require a special context to be developed.”

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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. https://www.unicist-school.org/complexity-sciences/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/turi.pdf

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The Unicist Approach is based on Business Objects

Nature, as a paradigmatic complex adaptive system, is organized by objects. The unicist approach is an emulation of the organization of nature using object driven technologies.

The unicist organizational approach is based on emulating nature in organizations. An extremely effective organization can be developed integrating both structural aspects that sustain evolution and incidental aspects that allow dealing with conjunctures. Emulating nature implies integrating the abstract apprehension of reality with the concrete operational design.

Objects are productive units that have a concept, an added value, the necessary quality assurance and a methodology to ensure the minimum strategy. To imagine an object please consider an automatic pilot in an airplane. It can be considered a “paradigmatic” object.

Humans also use mental “pre-built” structures to approach reality. Object driven thinking is a human natural approach to reality. The human mind approaches reality using cognitive objects.

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Diego Belohlavek
Expert System
& Business Platform Manager

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. https://www.unicist-school.org/complexity-sciences/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/turi-1.pdf

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Spin-offs: The Unicist Approach as a New Starting Point

The Unicist Research Institute was a pioneer in complexity science research and became a global decentralized world-class research organization 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 Unicist Business Object which are now expanded through Corporate & Professional Spin-offs.

The purpose of a technological spin-off is to provide a world-changing solution for a market. It requires having developed an innovative unique technology.

Technological spin-offs require the participation of three agents:

1) The provider of the innovative solution

2) The marketplace builder

3) The investor

“By definition” innovations require the development of a new marketplace which needs the necessary investment to develop it until the new value adding solution is part of the establishment of a market.

When corporations develop the spin-offs the investor and the marketplace builder might be one.

Spin-offs are successful when the innovative technology solves an extreme scarcity by providing solutions that were not possible before. That is why the spin-off business is meaningful when it provides “world-changing” technologies.

See benchmarks:
http://sri.com/about/spin.html
http://spinoff.nasa.gov
http://www.esa.int/esaCP/SEM2235NL9G_index_0.html

Peter Belohlavek

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Emulating Nature: The Unicist Object Driven Organization

The objective of business architecture was the design and development of effective business processes before the unicist approach to business existed.

The unicist approach introduced the use of business objects emulating the organization of nature. This opened new possibilities to save energy, expand boundaries and improve results.

The object driven organization requires having a high level of maturity in business. It can be defined as the organization of processes and the use of objects to achieve the objectives that have been established in a strategy. 

An object driven organization implies the development of a maximal strategy that includes the design of processes based on taxonomic procedures to put them into action and also a shared vision that makes these processes consistent with the business.

The vision of the organization is the catalyst of the minimum strategy and requires to be sustained. If it does not achieve its threshold, it works as an inhibitor of the minimum strategy and destroys the organization.

The minimum strategy is based on the use and reuse of objects within the context of methodic procedures to ensure their use and functionality. This is sustained by an action plan (a “to do” list) to guarantee the fulfillment of the minimum strategy.

The methodic action plan implies that there is a system that is able to deal with extreme situations. Extreme situations are the cases in which objects cannot solve the problems “automatically” and need to be taken care of.

The entropy inhibitor of the whole process is the action plan. As such it needs to be structured in order to ensure its fulfillment. 

Considering the nature of object driven organizations it can be said that there are four different segments of object driven organizations:

1)      Function driven
2)      Objective driven
3)      Consensus driven
4)      Market driven

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Diego 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. https://www.unicist-school.org/complexity-sciences/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/turi-2.pdf

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Homology between unicist ontology, atoms and biology

Before the unicist approach there was no possibility to approach businesses with a valid universal structural methodology. The unicist approach is based on the research and development of a universal model that allowed dealing with the essential structure of businesses.

This homology is just a demonstration that beginning with physics, continuing with biology and ending with human behavior the essential structures of these fields are necessarily compatible and homologous.

The objective of this synthesis is to provide the framework of the consistency between the unicist ontological approach and hard sciences to demonstrate not only that they are compatible but also their homology.

The Unicist Ontology

The unicist ontology describes the nature of reality with the structure and rules of the ontogenetic intelligence of nature. Thus it has a logical structure that allows guiding the individual in the search of the nature of something and providing the necessary language to describe it.

The ontogenetic maps describe the unicist ontological structures of the functions of some reality. These maps define the essential drivers, catalysts and inhibitors which define the natural actions of these functions.

Introduction

After the unicist ontology has been apprehended, it becomes evident that its structure is homologous to the structure of atoms and biology.

This homology allows dealing with the nature of the complex aspects of all sciences using the same unicist ontological structure defined by the ontogenetic maps to define the concept of what is needed to develop with a fully reliable approach.

Engineering, electronics, information technology, behavioral sciences, anthropology and architecture among other application fields need to use the unicist ontological structure and the corresponding ontogenetic maps in order to be apprehended in their nature. Without them concepts are just ideas and not concrete structures to be followed.

Synthesis

The ontogenetic intelligence of nature defines that every living being has a purpose, an active principle and an energy conservation principle.

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The purpose can also be defined as the substantive function, the active principle as the verbal function and the energy conservation principle as the adverbial function.

In physics atoms are defined by having a central nucleus, composed by positively charged protons and neutral neutrons, surrounded by negatively charged electrons.

The positively charged protons are homologous to the substantive function, the neutral neutrons are homologous to the adverbial function and the negatively charged electrons are homologous to the verbal function. An atom, having an equal number of protons and electrons, is electrically neutral.

Living beings are continuously evolving and involving which implies that there is always disequilibrium between their purposes and their active functions which is homologous to the disequilibrium of protons and electrons.

This disequilibrium is what defines the energy and the influence of an ontogenetic structure in the environment.

The active function and the purpose are antithetic and supplementary implying that both are charged with energy.

The energy conservation function and the purpose have a complementary relationship which is evident in atoms where the neutrons allow the integration of the protons.

The mass of an element is basically given by the nucleus of an ontological structure meaning that the mass is given by the purpose and its complementary energy conservation function. But the evolution of a living being is given by the power of the active function in the environment.

The Unicist Ontology of Biological Entities

The unicist ontology of a “biological entity” defines its structure and functionality in an environment.

The genotype defines the genetic structure of the entity that rules its evolution and generates the phenotype of the being.  The objective of the genotype is to ensure the permanence of species, its reproduction and production.

The phenotype defines the morphologic, behavioral and materialistic characteristics of the entity.

It defines the functional characteristics, the functional power of the entity and the functional assurance.

Functionality defines the effectiveness of the phenotype measured as the consequence of the adaptation of the biological entity to the environment.

Functionality is measured in the capacity of adapting and growing on the one hand, and surviving, on the other hand.

The understanding of the ontology of “biological entities” helps to follow the laws of nature when dealing with genetic engineering processes and use it to apprehend the nature of beings with “artificial life” such as institutions.

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 Peter 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. https://www.unicist-school.org/complexity-sciences/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/turi-3.pdf

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