Complex problem solving

Unicist Micro-Clinics: Learning to manage complex problems

Unicist-Micro-ClinicsThe Micro Clinics develop solutions of real problems of companies. They use the Conceptual Design Methodology which uses the conceptual structures of the business functions.

These clinics give access to the unicist technology for conceptual design that ensures the functionality, the productivity and the quality assurance of the business processes that are designed.

It needs to be considered that the access to the concepts that underlie business process can only be made by participating in real cases where the participants are involved.

The observation exercises or the case-studies unavoidably drive towards fallacious understanding.

The Structure of a Micro-Clinic

I) Preparation

a) Definition of the problem to be solved
b) Pre-diagnosis of the problem to be managed

II) The Micro-clinic

  1. The Provision of the business technologies in e-book format
  2. A live micro-clinic of 8 hours
  3. Development of the conceptual design of the solution
  4. Development of the corresponding action plan.
  5. A Continuous counseling for 7 days after the micro-clinic
  6. Participants of the group: up to 25.

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.


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.


The Unicist Extreme Design Methodology

The Unicist Extreme Design is the Unicist Standard to design solutions for complex problems and adaptive systems.

The history of the “Unicist Extreme Design” taxonomical research began in the early eighties. This methodology does not apply to artistic design. 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.

It took many years to research the conceptual structures of most of the objects related to human activity. Now, with the available conceptual knowledge bank, the design of complex solutions has been made possible without needing to research while designing.

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

When designing solutions, there is usually insufficient time to research the concepts involved. To solve this problem, the operational function of the object is usually considered as representative of its concept. This solution is very practical but insufficient when designing differentiated objects.

The knowledge of concepts is unnecessary when designing objects ruled by common sense (conventional wisdom).

This technology was named Unicist XD – Extreme Design – because of its homologous relation with the XP – Extreme Programming – technology.

Your comments are welcome.

Diego Belohlavek
Expert System Manager

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