The Unicist Conceptual Management Approach

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Unicist Conceptual Management, that is a paradigm shift in business management, is the synthesis of the nature of business management. It includes the management of the future scenario that allows designing a strategy, the knowledge of the root-causes of problems and the root-drivers of business processes, the development of the conceptual design to define these processes and the development of the maximal and minimum strategy actions to ensure results.

The fact that concepts drive human actions and define the root-causes of things drove to the development of Unicist Conceptual Management that materializes the unicist approach to businesses. This development drove management towards a superior level of possibilities.

The evolution of IT solutions and tools made the operational aspects of business manageable. This evolution, in which the operational aspects have been solved, requires a different kind of knowledge to manage businesses. This knowledge is simpler, but requires dealing with the root-causes of things to manage the structure of businesses.

Business management in the XXI Century requires, besides the functional leadership skills, managing the concepts of a business and the concepts of the restricted and wide contexts to be able to expand the business and ensure its permanence.

This unicist conceptual management approach upgrades, but includes, the preexisting traditional approach to business management.

This upgrade is a paradigm shift in management that allowed managing root-causes, developing the conceptual design of solutions, building maximal and minimum strategies and developing the necessary actions to produce results.

In other words, what the unicist conceptual management did, was upgrading the management approach to ensure the generation of value.

This superior level of business design and management became possible due to the discovery and emulation of the intelligence that underlies nature and the discovery that concepts drive human actions. This is the management model of the XXI Century. The unicist conceptual management approach integrates:

1. Business Strategy: The Unicist Strategy emulates the strategy implicit in the intelligence that underlies nature and establishes a maximal strategy to grow and a minimum strategy to survive.

2. Conceptual Design: This conceptual design defines the unified field of the functions of adaptive systems and defines their dynamic process architecture.

3. Root-Cause Management: It manages the root-causes of problems and the root-drivers of solutions.

4. Unicist Actions: This approach defines the actions that need to be done following a logical synchronicity in order to work as a critical mass to ensure results in adaptive environments.

5. Structural Solutions – Unicist Thought Experiments: It establishes the pathway and methods to build the reliable knowledge necessary to manage the 4 preceding aspects.

1. Unicist Business Strategy.

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The unicist strategy is a conscious planning process to achieve possible goals developing maximal strategies to expand one’s boundaries and minimum strategies to ensure profits.

It integrates expansive and defensive strategies as a unit. The Unicist Strategy is an emulation of the evolution of nature in order to develop strategies in adaptive environments.

The unicist double dialectical approach allows defining interdependent strategies that permit achieving the goal of growing in adaptive environments. It enables the development of stable actions to expand in the environment. Learn more about the unicist conceptual management approach: click here.

2. Unicist Conceptual Design.

The development of processes, projects, systems and solutions in adaptive environments requires managing the concepts involved in order to ensure the results to be obtained. The conceptual design ensures the functionality of a solution.

Unicist conceptual design manages the root-causes of problems and the root-drivers of solutions. It becomes necessary to ensure results in adaptive environments by managing the fundamentals of the solutions, defining the necessary functions that are integrated as a unified field and ending with the definition of a dynamic process architecture. Learn more about the unicist conceptual management approach: click here.

3. Root-Cause Management.

Unicist concepts and fundamentals define the root-causes of problems and are the root-drivers of solutions. They allow defining what is possible to be achieved and developing the maximal and minimum strategic actions and business objects to make it happen.

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The fact that unicist concepts and fundamentals define root-causes and root-drivers was confirmed after more than 20 years of application in the social, institutional and individual fields. Its business application is the field where it has an extreme added value. Its predecessor was Dr. Ishikawa with the root-cause diagram that manages fundamentals to deal with root-causes in the industrial field. Learn more about the unicist conceptual management approach: click here.

4. Unicist Actions.

The unicist actions, that include two synchronic interdependent actions,  were developed to ensure influential actions in adaptive environments where the results are feedback-dependent and the univocal unitary actions do not have the necessary critical mass to ensure results.

They include maximal actions, that are focused on expanding the boundaries of an activity, and minimum actions that are focused on sustaining the boundaries and ensuring the benefits. These actions need to happen successively, beginning with the maximal strategy actions, which then have to work simultaneously with the minimum strategy actions. Learn more about the unicist conceptual management approach: click here.

5. Structural Solutions: An Action-Reflection-Action Process.

People can manage those problems whose solutions they are able to emulate in mind. Different functional intelligences allow emulating different types of solutions. This process was named “Thought Experiment” and has become a popular domain through Albert Einstein’s work.

Thought Experiment – Gedankenexperiment: Albert Einstein, one of the greatest minds of the 20th century, forever changed the landscape of science by introducing revolutionary concepts that shook our understanding of the physical world. One of Einstein’s most defining qualities was his remarkable ability to conceptualize complex scientific ideas by imagining real-life scenarios. He called these scenarios Gedankenexperiment, which is German for thought experiments. (Ali Sundermier) – Nikola Tesla’s researches and developments are also paradigmatic examples of this approach to science and problem solving.

The unicist approach to business was developed to build structural solutions in adaptive environments. This requires emulating reality in mind. This emulation is materialized in the building of a model that has to be homologous to the real world. This model must allow envisioning a specific functional reality and also experiencing it. The unicist approach to the emulation of reality is homologous to the thought experimental approach.

The unicist approach implies an action-reflection-action process that requires finding the root-causes of facts and emulating in mind the solutions that upgrade the previous stage. Unicist reflection requires the use of destructive tests to define the limits of the validity of knowledge or solutions. The unicist destructive tests are based on self-criticism, which fosters personal improvement, and includes a spontaneous amending attitude and the capacity of laughing at oneself. Learn more about the unicist conceptual management approach: click here.

Benefits of the Unicist Conceptual Management Approach:

• +40% increase of the speed of business growth.
• +25% of increase of marketing effectiveness.
• +20% of cost saving in business processes.
• +30% of complex projects cost saving.
• 99.5% of results assurance.
• 80% of cost reduction for business process maintenance and improvement.
• +30% increase in the efficacy of the participants.

 

Main Applications of the Unicist Conceptual Management Approach.

 

Unicist Management Systems (IT).

People’s perception is driven by their Conceptual Short-Term Memory that is sustained by the concept they have. Therefore, IT systems need to be based on the concepts that underlie business functions. This approach is the core of adaptive systems, intelligent systems and interface design.

The Unicist Management Systems are based on the Conceptual Management Model that was developed to increase the effectiveness of organizations by integrating fundamentals and technical analytical knowledge in the management processes. The Unicist Management System includes:

A Business Intelligence System: to build competitive intelligence, critical intelligence and structural intelligence and to build the context of businesses.

Unicist Contingency Rooms: to transform urgent problems into structural solutions.

Performance Management System: to monitor the functionality of both the systemic functions and the adaptive functions of businesses.

Unicist Conceptual Design Groups:  to develop the dynamic business process architectures using the Extreme Design technology that has been developed to deal with complex adaptive environments.

The Unicist Management Systems integrate the existing systems of organizations. The Unicist System provides the root-causes of the business and its context.  It also works as a Decision Support System that can be used in situation rooms.

Benefits of the Unicist Approach to Management Systems (IT).

• +30% increase in management efficacy.

Learn more: click here.

 

Unicist Conceptual Marketing.

It has to be considered that any value proposition made to a person is recognized by the Conceptual Short-Term Memory (CSTM) that uses the concepts stored in the Long-Term Memory (LTM). Therefore, the marketing actions that are based on conceptual segmentation increase notoriously their effectiveness.

The unicist marketing technologies have been developed at The Unicist Research Institute to manage the root-causes of buying processes. Unicist Conceptual Marketing is an approach based on the use of business objects and the unicist segmentation.

Buying decisions are driven by the concepts individuals have. That is why buying decision are driven by the instantaneous actions of the Conceptual Short-Term Memory that use the information stored as a concept in the long-term memory. The unicist approach to marketing includes:

Unicist Marketing Strategy: to define the short-term and long-term segmented strategies, both maximal strategies to grow and minimum strategies to sustain the customer base.

Unicist Root-Causes of Buying Processes: to define the root-drivers of buying processes including the conceptual and the functional and psychological drivers.

Maximal & Minimum Marketing Actions: to define the actions and their synchronicity that need to be developed in order to have a critical mass in buying decisions.

Unicist Conceptual Design Groups: to define the concepts that drive the actions of the different segments of the market and define the segmented proposals and actions to be developed.

Benefits of the Unicist Approach to Marketing.

• +25% of increase of marketing effectiveness.

Learn more: click here.

Unicist Organizational Design.

Since human actions are driven by the concepts people have, it is necessary to organize business roles ensuring that the concepts that underlie business functions are compatible with the concepts of those who assume the responsibility of these roles.

The unicist organizational design approach transforms the business architecture into business processes that include objects to save energy and increase results. The unicist object driven organization is the natural way to design based on the knowledge of the concepts of the functions of a business.

This approach uses the Unicist Object Driven Organization and Client Centered Management models to define, organize and optimize processes that satisfy the needs of the market, the stakeholders and the shareholders.

It implies integrating business objects in the business processes that allow managing the adaptive aspects of businesses, accelerating the business processes while saving energy. The unicist organizational design includes:

The Organizational Strategy: to organize the processes to satisfy clients, shareholders and stakeholders organizing the efficacy and efficiency of business processes.

Business Objects Building: to define the different types of business objects to be installed in business processes: drivers, catalysts, inhibitors, entropy-inhibitors and gravitational objects.

Quality Assurance System: to define the different automated and non-automated quality assurance systems to ensure the reliability of business processes.

Conceptual Design Groups: to design business processes based on their concepts and the technologies and resources that are available.

Benefits of the Unicist Approach to Organizational Design.

• +20% of cost saving in business processes.

Learn more: click here.

 

Unicist Business Education.

Human adaptive actions are functional when people are aware of the concepts they have when approaching a particular activity. This allows going beyond automatic behavior. Conceptual management requires learning to approach concepts through real successful experiences.

That is why Unicist Business Education works as a Teaching Hospital in Business. This implies that real solutions are developed with each participant. The Unicist Research Institute introduced a paradigm shift that drove business strategy, architecture, marketing and management to a superior level that is driven by the conceptual approach to businesses.

The unicist educational programs are driven by the real solution that each participant develops with the support of counselors. The unicist conceptual design is used to ensure results in adaptive environments by managing the fundamentals of the solutions, defining the necessary functions that are integrated as a unified field, and ending with the definition of a dynamic process architecture. The Unicist Business Education includes:

Real Solution Building: to work with real cases of the participants in order to achieve a real guiding idea of the use of the technologies.

Unicist Logical Tools: to have a structured approach to the adaptive aspects of businesses to develop solutions.

Unicist Counseling Service: to have permanent support for the solutions of the problems and to manage the necessary technologies.

Unicist Conceptual Design: each participant begins by developing the conceptual design of the solutions.

Benefits of the Unicist Approach to Business Education.

• +30% increase in the efficacy of the participants.

Learn more: click here.

 

The Unicist Approach to Professionalism.

Human actions are driven by the conscious concepts and unconscious pre-concepts people have. In this context, professionalism is based on having a conscious approach to business function in order to ensure the generation of results.

Solution building and structural problem solving is the new stage in professionalism. Professionals are all those who assume the responsibility for managing a business or a business process to generate value.

The fact that concepts drive human actions implies that a professional role in business requires that professionals have the concepts of what is being done. People who do not have the functional concepts of what is being done can only assume the responsibility for tasks.

Concepts can only be apprehended through the reflection on real successful experiences. The Unicist Approach to Professionalism includes:

Personal Strategy: to approach business separating the business role from the subjective role to develop maximal and minimum strategies.

Root-Cause Driven Approach: to approach solutions and problems researching the root-causes and going as far as one can in order to develop structural solutions.

Maximal & Minimum Value Generating Actions: to approach the value generation process developing actions that have the necessary critical mass to ensure results.

Conceptual Knowledge: to be able to categorize the actions that are being done, managing the nature of the processes that are included.

Benefits of the Unicist Approach to Professionalism.

• +30% of increase in personal efficacy.

Learn more: click here.

  Click to listen highlighted text! Unicist Conceptual Management, that is a paradigm shift in business management, is the synthesis of the nature of business management. It includes the management of the future scenario that allows designing a strategy, the knowledge of the root-causes of problems and the root-drivers of business processes, the development of the conceptual design to define these processes and the development of the maximal and minimum strategy actions to ensure results. The fact that concepts drive human actions and define the root-causes of things drove to the development of Unicist Conceptual Management that materializes the unicist approach to businesses. This development drove management towards a superior level of possibilities. The evolution of IT solutions and tools made the operational aspects of business manageable. This evolution, in which the operational aspects have been solved, requires a different kind of knowledge to manage businesses. This knowledge is simpler, but requires dealing with the root-causes of things to manage the structure of businesses. Business management in the XXI Century requires, besides the functional leadership skills, managing the concepts of a business and the concepts of the restricted and wide contexts to be able to expand the business and ensure its permanence. This unicist conceptual management approach upgrades, but includes, the preexisting traditional approach to business management. This upgrade is a paradigm shift in management that allowed managing root-causes, developing the conceptual design of solutions, building maximal and minimum strategies and developing the necessary actions to produce results. In other words, what the unicist conceptual management did, was upgrading the management approach to ensure the generation of value. This superior level of business design and management became possible due to the discovery and emulation of the intelligence that underlies nature and the discovery that concepts drive human actions. This is the management model of the XXI Century. The unicist conceptual management approach integrates: 1. Business Strategy: The Unicist Strategy emulates the strategy implicit in the intelligence that underlies nature and establishes a maximal strategy to grow and a minimum strategy to survive. 2. Conceptual Design: This conceptual design defines the unified field of the functions of adaptive systems and defines their dynamic process architecture. 3. Root-Cause Management: It manages the root-causes of problems and the root-drivers of solutions. 4. Unicist Actions: This approach defines the actions that need to be done following a logical synchronicity in order to work as a critical mass to ensure results in adaptive environments. 5. Structural Solutions – Unicist Thought Experiments: It establishes the pathway and methods to build the reliable knowledge necessary to manage the 4 preceding aspects. 1. Unicist Business Strategy. Click on the image to access the Business Solutions Library The unicist strategy is a conscious planning process to achieve possible goals developing maximal strategies to expand one’s boundaries and minimum strategies to ensure profits. It integrates expansive and defensive strategies as a unit. The Unicist Strategy is an emulation of the evolution of nature in order to develop strategies in adaptive environments. The unicist double dialectical approach allows defining interdependent strategies that permit achieving the goal of growing in adaptive environments. It enables the development of stable actions to expand in the environment. Learn more about the unicist conceptual management approach: click here. 2. Unicist Conceptual Design. The development of processes, projects, systems and solutions in adaptive environments requires managing the concepts involved in order to ensure the results to be obtained. The conceptual design ensures the functionality of a solution. Unicist conceptual design manages the root-causes of problems and the root-drivers of solutions. It becomes necessary to ensure results in adaptive environments by managing the fundamentals of the solutions, defining the necessary functions that are integrated as a unified field and ending with the definition of a dynamic process architecture. Learn more about the unicist conceptual management approach: click here. 3. Root-Cause Management. Unicist concepts and fundamentals define the root-causes of problems and are the root-drivers of solutions. They allow defining what is possible to be achieved and developing the maximal and minimum strategic actions and business objects to make it happen. Learn more about this approach The fact that unicist concepts and fundamentals define root-causes and root-drivers was confirmed after more than 20 years of application in the social, institutional and individual fields. Its business application is the field where it has an extreme added value. Its predecessor was Dr. Ishikawa with the root-cause diagram that manages fundamentals to deal with root-causes in the industrial field. Learn more about the unicist conceptual management approach: click here. 4. Unicist Actions. The unicist actions, that include two synchronic interdependent actions,  were developed to ensure influential actions in adaptive environments where the results are feedback-dependent and the univocal unitary actions do not have the necessary critical mass to ensure results. They include maximal actions, that are focused on expanding the boundaries of an activity, and minimum actions that are focused on sustaining the boundaries and ensuring the benefits. These actions need to happen successively, beginning with the maximal strategy actions, which then have to work simultaneously with the minimum strategy actions. Learn more about the unicist conceptual management approach: click here. 5. Structural Solutions: An Action-Reflection-Action Process. People can manage those problems whose solutions they are able to emulate in mind. Different functional intelligences allow emulating different types of solutions. This process was named “Thought Experiment” and has become a popular domain through Albert Einstein’s work. Thought Experiment – Gedankenexperiment: Albert Einstein, one of the greatest minds of the 20th century, forever changed the landscape of science by introducing revolutionary concepts that shook our understanding of the physical world. One of Einstein’s most defining qualities was his remarkable ability to conceptualize complex scientific ideas by imagining real-life scenarios. He called these scenarios Gedankenexperiment, which is German for thought experiments. (Ali Sundermier) – Nikola Tesla’s researches and developments are also paradigmatic examples of this approach to science and problem solving. The unicist approach to business was developed to build structural solutions in adaptive environments. This requires emulating reality in mind. This emulation is materialized in the building of a model that has to be homologous to the real world. This model must allow envisioning a specific functional reality and also experiencing it. The unicist approach to the emulation of reality is homologous to the thought experimental approach. The unicist approach implies an action-reflection-action process that requires finding the root-causes of facts and emulating in mind the solutions that upgrade the previous stage. Unicist reflection requires the use of destructive tests to define the limits of the validity of knowledge or solutions. The unicist destructive tests are based on self-criticism, which fosters personal improvement, and includes a spontaneous amending attitude and the capacity of laughing at oneself. Learn more about the unicist conceptual management approach: click here. Benefits of the Unicist Conceptual Management Approach: • +40% increase of the speed of business growth. • +25% of increase of marketing effectiveness. • +20% of cost saving in business processes. • +30% of complex projects cost saving. • 99.5% of results assurance. • 80% of cost reduction for business process maintenance and improvement. • +30% increase in the efficacy of the participants.   Main Applications of the Unicist Conceptual Management Approach.   Unicist Management Systems (IT). People’s perception is driven by their Conceptual Short-Term Memory that is sustained by the concept they have. Therefore, IT systems need to be based on the concepts that underlie business functions. This approach is the core of adaptive systems, intelligent systems and interface design. The Unicist Management Systems are based on the Conceptual Management Model that was developed to increase the effectiveness of organizations by integrating fundamentals and technical analytical knowledge in the management processes. The Unicist Management System includes: A Business Intelligence System: to build competitive intelligence, critical intelligence and structural intelligence and to build the context of businesses. Unicist Contingency Rooms: to transform urgent problems into structural solutions. Performance Management System: to monitor the functionality of both the systemic functions and the adaptive functions of businesses. Unicist Conceptual Design Groups:  to develop the dynamic business process architectures using the Extreme Design technology that has been developed to deal with complex adaptive environments. The Unicist Management Systems integrate the existing systems of organizations. The Unicist System provides the root-causes of the business and its context.  It also works as a Decision Support System that can be used in situation rooms. Benefits of the Unicist Approach to Management Systems (IT). • +30% increase in management efficacy. Learn more: click here.   Unicist Conceptual Marketing. It has to be considered that any value proposition made to a person is recognized by the Conceptual Short-Term Memory (CSTM) that uses the concepts stored in the Long-Term Memory (LTM). Therefore, the marketing actions that are based on conceptual segmentation increase notoriously their effectiveness. The unicist marketing technologies have been developed at The Unicist Research Institute to manage the root-causes of buying processes. Unicist Conceptual Marketing is an approach based on the use of business objects and the unicist segmentation. Buying decisions are driven by the concepts individuals have. That is why buying decision are driven by the instantaneous actions of the Conceptual Short-Term Memory that use the information stored as a concept in the long-term memory. The unicist approach to marketing includes: Unicist Marketing Strategy: to define the short-term and long-term segmented strategies, both maximal strategies to grow and minimum strategies to sustain the customer base. Unicist Root-Causes of Buying Processes: to define the root-drivers of buying processes including the conceptual and the functional and psychological drivers. Maximal & Minimum Marketing Actions: to define the actions and their synchronicity that need to be developed in order to have a critical mass in buying decisions. Unicist Conceptual Design Groups: to define the concepts that drive the actions of the different segments of the market and define the segmented proposals and actions to be developed. Benefits of the Unicist Approach to Marketing. • +25% of increase of marketing effectiveness. Learn more: click here. Unicist Organizational Design. Since human actions are driven by the concepts people have, it is necessary to organize business roles ensuring that the concepts that underlie business functions are compatible with the concepts of those who assume the responsibility of these roles. The unicist organizational design approach transforms the business architecture into business processes that include objects to save energy and increase results. The unicist object driven organization is the natural way to design based on the knowledge of the concepts of the functions of a business. This approach uses the Unicist Object Driven Organization and Client Centered Management models to define, organize and optimize processes that satisfy the needs of the market, the stakeholders and the shareholders. It implies integrating business objects in the business processes that allow managing the adaptive aspects of businesses, accelerating the business processes while saving energy. The unicist organizational design includes: The Organizational Strategy: to organize the processes to satisfy clients, shareholders and stakeholders organizing the efficacy and efficiency of business processes. Business Objects Building: to define the different types of business objects to be installed in business processes: drivers, catalysts, inhibitors, entropy-inhibitors and gravitational objects. Quality Assurance System: to define the different automated and non-automated quality assurance systems to ensure the reliability of business processes. Conceptual Design Groups: to design business processes based on their concepts and the technologies and resources that are available. Benefits of the Unicist Approach to Organizational Design. • +20% of cost saving in business processes. Learn more: click here.   Unicist Business Education. Human adaptive actions are functional when people are aware of the concepts they have when approaching a particular activity. This allows going beyond automatic behavior. Conceptual management requires learning to approach concepts through real successful experiences. That is why Unicist Business Education works as a Teaching Hospital in Business. This implies that real solutions are developed with each participant. The Unicist Research Institute introduced a paradigm shift that drove business strategy, architecture, marketing and management to a superior level that is driven by the conceptual approach to businesses. The unicist educational programs are driven by the real solution that each participant develops with the support of counselors. The unicist conceptual design is used to ensure results in adaptive environments by managing the fundamentals of the solutions, defining the necessary functions that are integrated as a unified field, and ending with the definition of a dynamic process architecture. The Unicist Business Education includes: Real Solution Building: to work with real cases of the participants in order to achieve a real guiding idea of the use of the technologies. Unicist Logical Tools: to have a structured approach to the adaptive aspects of businesses to develop solutions. Unicist Counseling Service: to have permanent support for the solutions of the problems and to manage the necessary technologies. Unicist Conceptual Design: each participant begins by developing the conceptual design of the solutions. Benefits of the Unicist Approach to Business Education. • +30% increase in the efficacy of the participants. Learn more: click here.   The Unicist Approach to Professionalism. Human actions are driven by the conscious concepts and unconscious pre-concepts people have. In this context, professionalism is based on having a conscious approach to business function in order to ensure the generation of results. Solution building and structural problem solving is the new stage in professionalism. Professionals are all those who assume the responsibility for managing a business or a business process to generate value. The fact that concepts drive human actions implies that a professional role in business requires that professionals have the concepts of what is being done. People who do not have the functional concepts of what is being done can only assume the responsibility for tasks. Concepts can only be apprehended through the reflection on real successful experiences. The Unicist Approach to Professionalism includes: Personal Strategy: to approach business separating the business role from the subjective role to develop maximal and minimum strategies. Root-Cause Driven Approach: to approach solutions and problems researching the root-causes and going as far as one can in order to develop structural solutions. Maximal & Minimum Value Generating Actions: to approach the value generation process developing actions that have the necessary critical mass to ensure results. Conceptual Knowledge: to be able to categorize the actions that are being done, managing the nature of the processes that are included. Benefits of the Unicist Approach to Professionalism. • +30% of increase in personal efficacy. Learn more: click here.