Unicist Approach

The Unicist Evolutionary Approach to the
4th Industrial Revolution

Unicist Strategy

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.

Adaptiveness: the driver of 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.

Industrial Revolutions and Mindsets

Industrial Revolutions foster and establish dominant mindsets to fulfill their purposes. These mindsets include the preceding mindset as complementary approaches.

Industrial Revolution MindsetConceptual thinking is the dominant mindset in the 4th Industrial Revolution. The Industry 4.0 stage is based in improving the adaptiveness of processes by being fully consumer/user/buyer oriented, increasing the productivity, which implies improving the cost/value relation and increasing the quality to become fully reliable.

The conceptual mindset required by the 4th Industrial Revolution uses abductive, inductive and deductive reasoning to forecast, produce and ensure results.

Abductive reasoning is used to access the concepts of things and defines the possibilities of what can be achieved, inductive reasoning is used to develop destructive tests to confirm the limits of the validity of knowledge and deductive reasoning is used to develop validation tests and manage the operation.

Adaptive solutions in the 4th Industrial Revolution

Businesses are typical adaptive systems. We use the word “business” as a synonym of “work”. Businesses need to adapt to the environment in order to achieve the permanence of their transcendent goals and the personal goals of their participants.

Adaptive IT ArchitectureAdaptive systems for work are entities that interact with the environment having the characteristics of a complex system but with an implicit and explicit duty to produce a predefined result.

The evolution of Information Technologies allowed integrating the adaptive aspects of business management in the operational systems of organizations.

The integration of the unicist logical approach and the resulting business objects included in the business processes within an adaptive IT environment allows driving business processes to the next level.

To be able to organize by objects it is necessary to use both adaptive and administrative systems to organize the work processes. This widened the possibilities of companies to expand the boundaries of their activities within an environment of assured quality.

Introduction to the Unicist Evolutionary Approach

The Unicist Evolutionary Approach was developed to research, organize and manage complex adaptive systems and environments by developing unicist cognitive systems that allow emulating their functionality. It integrates the abductive, deductive and inductive approaches to forecast, produce and ensure results.

Unicist Evolutionary ApproachThe unicist evolutionary approach manages the unified field of business processes based on the knowledge of their concepts and fundamentals and the use of business objects.

It is based on the use of emulators, with or without artificial intelligence, to emulate the actions that are needed to generate value using the conceptual knowledge of the processes that are being managed.

This approach is based on the fact that the concepts people have in their mind, which are stored in their long-term memory, drive their actions.

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.

Unicist cognitive systems were developed to manage the root causes of processes, the root causes of human behavior and the root causes of their evolution.

These cognitive systems emulate processes to provide solutions using the unicist evolutionary approach.

This approach manages the concepts and fundamentals of processes and is synthesized in the unicist strategy and the unicist conceptual management that emulate the intelligence, organization and evolution of nature to develop maximal strategies to grow and minimum strategies to ensure results.

Why an Evolutionary Approach?

The Unicist Evolutionary ApproachThe 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 operational description of the UEA follows.

The Unicist Evolutionary Approach & Artificial Intelligence

On the one hand, the Unicist Evolutionary Approach was developed to research, organize and manage complex adaptive systems and environments. On the other hand, it was developed to build unicist cognitive systems that allow building conceptual business process emulators to manage their evolution.

Unicist Artificial IntelligenceThe unicist cognitive systems emulate processes in adaptive environments based on the definition of the unified field of their fundamentals to confirm what is possible to be achieved and how to make it happen and manage their evolution.

The unicist artificial intelligence was developed to empower cognitive systems, integrating abductive, inductive and deductive reasoning to develop logical inferences based on the ontogenetic maps of the unified field of the concepts and fundamentals of adaptive functions while learning from the environment through pilot tests.

Unicist Artificial Intelligence is based on the ontogenetic maps of the functions of the adaptive systems or environments that are being managed. These ontogenetic maps describe the underlying concepts and fundamentals that define the root causes of the functionality of an adaptive system.

The Unicist Strategy drives the Unicist Evolutionary Approach

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.

Universal Strategy BuildingAs 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 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.

Root Cause Management in Adaptive Environments

Abductive reasoning, integrated with deductive and inductive reasoning, is the cornerstone of adaptive behavior. It allows finding the necessary pathways to generate value. It allows dealing with the root causes of adaptive environments to ensure their functionality and evolution.

Unicist Evolutionary Approach

Root Cause finding in adaptive environments is a core functionality of the unicist evolutionary approach, which is centrally based on the use of abductive reasoning. On the other hand, the solution to the root causes of problems is developed integrating abductive, inductive and deductive approaches.

This approach showed that structural problem solving is the most energy saving action because it hinders the reappearance of problems. It requires apprehending the root causes of problems, working within the boundaries established by the limit causes. The output is the development of both a structural solution, based on the functionality of the fundamentals of the problem, and an operational solution that ensures results.

Solution Building

Unicist Root Cause Management introduced an approach to develop structural solutions for problems in adaptive environments. It drives to research the fundamentals of efficacy and efficiency and find a solution that integrates the problems, their restricted context and their wide context.

Unicist Evolutionary Approach

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.

Objects FunctionalityFrom a functional point of view there are different types of objects:

  • 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.

Pilot Testing

Pilot testing is a core aspect of the unicist evolutionary approach. It has two objectives:

  • It confirms the functionality of the solutions developed.
  • It provides the learning input for the unicist artificial intelligence and for the people who participate in the process.

Unicist Destructive TestsIt includes two aspects: destructive tests and non-destructive tests.

Destructive testing needs to be the first test when dealing with complex problems. Destructive testing allows defining the limits of the validity of knowledge considering that there are always, on the one hand, conceptual limits and, on the other, operational limits.

Non-destructive tests provide a reliable knowledge to operate under controlled conditions. The knowledge is valid if the conditions of the application environment are analogous and homologous to the characteristics of the validation environment.

The Process of Solution Building

The Emulation of Adaptive Processes

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.

Mental Emulation of RealityThe 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.

The Unified Field Method

The unicist evolutionary approach requires having a strategic approach to their adaptive aspects. Adaptiveness implies that the functionality of processes is feedback dependent which requires having a maximal strategy to expand and a minimum strategy that ensures survival and does not depend on the feedback.

Unicist Business ArchitectureThis strategic approach become possible due to the discovery of how the unified field of business functions can be apprehended and managed. It requires being able to apprehend the unicist ontology of the business functions which define their concepts and fundamentals and drive the root causes of their functionality.

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 the 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.

Unicist Conceptual Design

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.

Unicist Conceptual DesignUnicist conceptual design simplifies the building of things by transforming the unified field of the processes into structured operational solutions.

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 Basics of the Unicist Evolutionary Approach

The Unicist Evolutionary Approach became possible due to the more than 5,000 researches developed at The Unicist Research Institute since 1976, that allowed building a knowledge base of the concepts and fundamentals of social and business functions in order to emulate them. The Unicist Root Cause Library includes the universal concepts and fundamentals of social and business functions that need to be adapted to the specific conditions of an environment.

Unicist Library

An Application Case: The Unicist Evolutionary Approach to Marketing

The goal of the Unicist Evolutionary Approach to Marketing is the acceleration of the speed of market growth. This approach is based on the discovery that human actions are driven by the concepts people have, which define their “buying arguments”. It integrates the abductive, inductive and deductive approaches to build reliable information.

Unicist Evolutionary Approach to Marketing

Abductive reasoning is used to access the concepts of things and defines the possibilities of what can be achieved, inductive reasoning is used to develop destructive tests to confirm the limits of the validity of knowledge and deductive reasoning is used to develop validation tests and manage the operation.

This approach uses Unicist Artificial Intelligence to manage and monitor the unified field of the segmented marketing processes.

Annex: 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.

Unicist Cognitive SystemsThese 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.

 

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