The Unicist Evolutionary Approach to the
4th Industrial Revolution
The 4th Industrial Revolution applied to business is an upgrade towards a superior level of value generation. It implies managing the unified field of business functions and developing adaptive processes.
It fosters growth, adaptability, productivity, quality, customer orientation and sustainability by managing the unified field of industries. Its consequences cover all the aspects of business behavior. The paradigm shift involves:
Business Strategy: It defines maximal strategies to grow and minimum strategies to ensure survival to sustain growth and defines the unified field of business functions to ensure productivity, quality and sustainability.
Marketing: it manages the root causes of buying processes and the complementary marketing actions to ensure growth and customer orientation.
Management: it requires customer/client centered management to ensure adaptability and customer orientation.
Organization: It organizes processes, objects and roles according to their participation in the business process to ensure productivity, quality, sustainability and the personal development of the participants.
The 4th Industrial Revolution requires a Conceptual Mindset
Industrial Revolutions foster and establish dominant mindsets to fulfill their purposes. A conceptual mindset is necessary to deal with the possibilities opened by the 4th Industrial Revolution in order to manage the unified field of business processes.
The discovery that the concepts people have in their minds, drive their actions and that the concepts and fundamentals that underlie business functions define the root causes of their functionality, expanded the possibilities of business management.
Therefore, conceptualization is the necessary mindset to deal with the 4th Industrial Revolution. It allows managing the unified field of business functions integrating the different aspects of the business processes including the restricted and wide contexts.
This stage requires managing the concepts of business functions to improve the adaptiveness of processes by being fully consumer/user/buyer oriented, increasing the productivity and increasing the quality to become fully reliable.
The conceptual mindset required by the 4th Industrial Revolution uses destructive and non-destructive pilot tests and uses an action-reflection-action process that includes the use of the unicist strategic approach to forecast, produce and ensure results.
The solutions are based on the ontogenetic maps of business functions that define their concepts and fundamentals. This information allows defining what is needed and comparing it with the actual state to define the actions that are necessary to achieve the established goals. The pilot tests of their implementation allow learning from the feedback.
Why an Evolutionary Approach?
The unicist evolutionary approach emulates the organization of nature to foster the evolution of organizations and ensure their sustainability. Evolution needs to be understood to build sustainable organizations in adaptive environments.
Organizational sustainability is based on the use of unicist universal strategies that allow developing future scenarios and building maximal strategies to grow and minimum strategies to ensure survival. This unicist strategic approach emulates the functionality of living beings in nature.
Sustainability is complemented by the use of business intelligence that integrates competitive, critical and structural intelligences and provides the information of what is possible to be achieved.
This unicist evolutionary approach drives the sustainability of organizations ensuring the achievement of short- and long-term objectives.
The Unicist Evolutionary Approach for Sustainable Growth and Profit Improvement
The researches developed at The Unicist Research Institute allowed building the Unicist Evolutionary Approach to manage the evolution of businesses to increase their adaptability, their speed of growth and to improve their profitability in an environment of customer orientation and sustainability.
The unicist evolutionary approach was established as a standard to deal with adaptive systems and environments using the resources of the 4th Industrial Revolution.
It manages the unified field of business processes based on the knowledge of their concepts and fundamentals and the use of business objects. The knowledge of the concepts and their functionality allows accessing and managing the root causes of business processes.
The unicist evolutionary approach drives the adaptability of business processes and fosters customer orientation, productivity, quality and sustainability. This approach begins by defining what is “possible” to be achieved before establishing what “wants” to be accomplished.
It is driven by the concepts and fundamentals of business functions, the use of unicist strategy to develop maximal strategies to grow and minimum strategies to ensure results and the unicist conceptual management to manage the unified field of business functions.
This approach uses artificial intelligence to manage the complex aspects of business processes.
The Unicist Strategy drives the Unicist Evolutionary Approach
The management of adaptive environments requires having a strategic approach to deal with feedback. Unicist Strategy is an emulation of the intelligence that underlies nature that allows dealing with adaptive environments. It is a conscious planning process to achieve possible goals developing maximal strategies to expand and minimum strategies to ensure profits.
Unicist strategies are based on the input provided by the wide context scenarios and the restricted context scenarios. These scenarios have to provide the information of the gravitational forces that influence the specific activity, the possibilities for developing them, the catalyst that may exist and the inhibitors that need to be avoided or accepted as limits for the strategy building.
As stated in this research, an organization or individual is equilibrated when maximal strategies are being developed while minimum strategies are built to ensure the survival.
Maximal strategies are designed to expand the boundaries of an individual or organization, while minimum strategies happen within the boundaries of an organization.
Maximal strategies are based on adding value to the environment while winning in the specific environment they work in and are sustained by the power they have to influence the context.
Minimum strategies, on the other hand, are those that happen within the known boundaries of an individual’s or organization’s activity, working in a context of certainty to ensure results.
The Unified Field Method
The unified field of adaptive systems or environments is defined by the ontogenetic map of their functionality.
The ontogenetic map is defined by the unicist ontology of the function of the adaptive systems and is materialized in the conceptual structure of their functionality. These concepts are defined by the fundamentals that drive the root causes of their functionality and their dysfunctionality defines the root causes of their problems.
The management of the unified field of adaptive systems in the social and business fields requires managing the wide context that establishes the trends that define the category of what can be done and the restricted context that catalyzes or inhibits the functionality of a specific system.
The essential ontogenetic maps are cross-cultural and timeless. They exist as long as the function exists. This structural knowledge allows understanding all the systems that have the same functionality. This means that the structure of concepts and fundamentals is cross-cultural and timeless although the operational values of these fundamentals are environment dependent.
Introducing Business Objects into Adaptive Processes
The unicist evolutionary approach has been developed to manage adaptive environments which, by definition, have no “variables” because they are integrated by objects.
Unicist business objects (UBO) are encapsulated adaptive systems that produce predefined results that can be inserted in work processes to increase productivity and quality and to save energy.
The Unicist Research Institute has developed Business Objects that allow emulating the organization of nature minimizing the energy consumed to generate value.
- Driving Objects
To drive processes
- Catalyzing Objects
To accelerate processes
- Entropy Inhibiting Objects
To inhibit the entropy of business processes
- Inhibiting Objects
To inhibit dysfunctional events in a business
- Gravitational Objects
To influence the results of processes
The Object Driven Organization emulates the organization of nature in institutions. The same way nature is organized by objects, every complex adaptive system is integrated by interdependent objects that make adaptiveness possible.
The human body is an example of this organization by objects. Because of their complexity, objects have, among other characteristics, open boundaries, which imply that any “observer” is part of the system.
The use of business objects structures the timing and synchronicity of business processes.
Unicist Conceptual Design: An Emulation of Reality
Emulating in mind requires envisioning the final picture of the process and the results that will be achieved. This requires having the knowledge of the fundamentals of the process and a solution thinking approach that allows building the solution.
The emulation of the solution becomes possible if the conceptual knowledge of the solution is available. The conceptual knowledge requires managing the ontogenetic map that defines the functionality of the concept that drives the solution. The unicist artificial intelligence emulates processes and builds the expert knowledge to manage adaptive processes.
Thus, conceptual design implies integrating the emulation of the solution and the conceptual knowledge of the process to build the process architecture.
The development of solutions in complex adaptive environments requires developing the conceptual design of such solutions. Solutions imply developing systems that are integrated by processes and objects. It has to be recalled that complex systems are necessarily integrated by objects that drive their functionality.
The purpose of conceptual design is to define the process architecture of the solution. To make this solution possible, it is necessary to be able to emulate it in mind.
Managing Unicist Concepts
Managing the concepts of things ensures their functionality. Unicist conceptual design was developed to manage the conceptual structure of something that is being built, that defines the unicist ontological structure that defines its nature and the root causes of their functionality.
It is based on the fact that the concepts people have in their mind, which are stored in their long-term memory, drive their actions.
The structure of these concepts is defined by their unicist ontology that is integrated by a purpose, an active and entropic function and an energy conservation function.
These concepts are an emulation of the ontogenetic intelligence of nature that defines the intrinsic concepts that underlie the functionality of living beings and drives their growth and the survival as a species.
Human deeds have the concepts defined by the functionality of these deeds that are cross-cultural and timeless and exist as long as the functionality exists. Although their structure does not change the operational functionality is fully environment dependent.
The pilot testing process uses two different tests:
1. To validate the limits of the functionality of processes and objects.
2. To confirm the functionality of specific actions.
The testing of root cause solutions for business processes requires making multiple applications in different segments to ensure their functionality.
Pilot tests are developed as destructive and non-destructive tests that drive the reflection processes to find the root causes of problems and confirm the functionality of the solutions.
The Toolkits of the Unicist Evolutionary Approach
The Unicist Evolutionary Approach uses cognitive systems to manage the possibilities introduced by the 4th Industrial Revolution. The human brain is “the” paradigmatic example of a cognitive system. The UEA toolkits introduce the use of unicist cognitive systems to foster growth and profitability:
UEA and Data Science
The objective of the Unicist Evolutionary Approach to Data Science is to ensure that data is transformed into reliable and functional knowledge that allows achieving the goals that have been established. This requires integrating fundamentals to manage the intrinsic functionality of data.
Unicist Artificial Intelligence
The Unicist Evolutionary Approach was developed to research, organize and manage complex adaptive systems and environments. This approach is sustained by the use of Unicist Artificial Intelligence, which supports the adaptive business decisions and allows developing diagnoses, prognoses and propose solutions for business problems.
Unicist Cognitive Systems in the 4th Industrial Revolution
The objective of the unicist cognitive systems is to provide a tool that allows professionals to manage the unicist evolutionary approach to deal with complex adaptive environments and develop solutions that include a maximal strategy to grow and a minimum strategy to ensure results.
These systems make the development of strategies possible, by providing the concepts and fundamentals of the solutions and the use of unicist artificial intelligence that allows confirming the functionality of these solutions.
It has to be considered that the concepts and fundamentals that underlie business functions define their unified fields and drive the root causes of their functionality.
Unicist Cognitive Systems manage the unified fields of business functions using the unicist artificial intelligence to monitor the functionality of their fundamentals to ensure results. These systems are necessary to manage feedback dependent environments.
The Unicist Cognitive Systems were built upon the information provided by the more than 5,000 researches developed since 1976 at The Unicist Research Institute. These researches provided the necessary information to build the systems to support social and business decision making processes.