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Unicist In-company Universities

Benefits of the use of a Unicist In-Company University:

  • +15% of productivity improvements
  • Development of business knowledge-objects banks
  • Kowledge acquisition by the participants

A Unicist In-company University works as a Teaching Hospital in Business that deals with urgent problems to develop structural solutions while the participants learn to develop such solutions.

This in-company university uses the Unicist Conceptual Management approach that includes the finding of the root-causes of the problems, defining the necessary strategies for the structural solutions, making the conceptual design of the solutions and developing the action plans and pilot tests to ensure results.

The activities of these Universities might include the development of solutions for the organizing companies, their clients, providers, distributors or associates.

The main possible applications deal with the development of process improvement, the acquisition of new knowledge and the development of business objects. The integration of external participants allows the building of commercial leads and relationships.

Unicist Teaching Hospital in Business Manage Real Problems

Unicist Teaching Hospitals in Business

Corporate Universities are organized by specialized Unicist Business Residencies that are analogous to Medical Residencies in Teaching Hospitals; they work on the real problems participants need to solve. Programs give access to professionals, pertaining to these organizations, to the unicist logical tools and object driven technologies to diagnose, project scenarios, build strategies, design business processes and solve business problems.

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The Breakthrough: Unicist Root-Cause Management

The fact that unicist concepts and fundamentals define root-causes, was confirmed after more than 20 years of research and application in the social, institutional and individual fields. Its predecessor was Dr. Ishikawa with the root-cause diagram that manages fundamentals to deal with root-causes in the industrial field. The Unicist Approach has an extreme added value in its application to businesses. It allows managing root-causes to develop structural solutions based on the concepts that underlie business functions.

Managing Root-Causes

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. Unicist conceptual design uses the unified field of the functions of a project to define the processes and the maximal and minimum strategy actions that need to be developed to ensure results.

Conceptual Design of Solutions

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. It includes the design of the roles that participate and the different types of business objects that are used to achieve the necessary results. The conceptual design ensures the functionality of a solution.

The Organization of the Teaching Hospitals

The unicist conceptual approach to education is focused on learning while individuals solve real complex problems that require having apprehended their conceptual structure. This approach includes the use of the unicist logical tools and the unicist objects that have been developed at The Unicist Research Institute.

The residencies are coordinated by a Chief Resident, an Ombudsman and a Fallacy Shooter. This roles are generically named counselors.

The counselors who coordinate the activities of the "teaching hospitals" are members of the organization in which the "in-company university" is installed. The quality assurance of the use of the technology is provided by the Unicist Corporate University. If necessary, there is a possibility of outsourcing some of the counseling activities.

The learning of this approach requires an ACTION-REFLECTION-ACTION process driven by Pilot Tests in which the apprehension of business concepts occurs while actual results are being produced.

The Use of Learning Objects

The Unicist Corporate Universities organize a functional learning environment that exists based on the need of a specific knowledge to do something. It uses a learning objects driven educational approach to superior education.

The purpose of a learning object is to install an adaptive knowledge object in the mind of the learner. This implies that the learning objects drive the accommodation process to accept new aspects that were not managed before and integrate these new aspects in mind through an assimilation process, which requires storing this integration in the long-term memory of individuals.

The Working Platform of the University

The Unicist Corporate University provides a platform that works as a teaching hospital in the field of business. Participants use the unicist logical approach, conceptual tools and business objects to solve problems in an organization. The Corporate University is installed as a business unit and is financed by the results it produces.

This platform includes virtual live learning programs, conceptual tools, a counseling system and a conceptual knowledge library. The "teaching hospitals" have been designed for managers and high potential individuals who can deal with conceptual solutions for businesses.

There are two different approaches to develop solutions:

1) For systemic solutions

2) For complex solutions

1) Avant Garde Groups for Systemic Solutions

The Unicist Teaching Hospitals in business have been designed to provide conceptual knowledge objects and logical tools to improve adaptive business processes.

The improvement processes are managed by Avant Garde Groups (“A” Groups) that improve work processes and propose the operating rules functional to each business.

This technology was created to design process improvements and/or implement organizational changes. They need to manage changes without changing the concepts of the business. Their role is to propose and implement process improvements that increase productivity and save energy.

The unicist approach manages problems based on their nature. That is why unicist technologies are ontology based. Therefore, unicist diagnostics are far more secure and operational.

The Leadership of Avant Garde Groups

To ensure the success of an “A” Group its leadership has to fulfill the following objectives:

1) The Coordinator has to guide participants’ work and delivery. If participants have problems with their delivery the coordinator has to solve them somehow.

2) The Fallacy-shooter has to confirm the validity of the proposals. S/he has to ensure that the necessary knowledge to develop the work is available and also support her/his colleagues.

3) The Ombudsman has to ensure the achievement of the value adding solutions for the internal/external clients of the group.

2) Unicist K-Groups for Complex Solutions

A Unicist K-Group is a group of people who develops innovative solutions to upgrade the functionality of a complex adaptive environment in a solution thinking environment.

The driver of a Unicist K-Group is given by a need to upgrade the functionality of a complex adaptive environment. It might be a natural entity or a human complex adaptive system. The need drives the building of a K-Group, which requires:

  • At least one member who has the fundamental knowledge of the activity.
  • Two members who have a solid technical knowledge.
  • Several members with empirical knowledge of the activity.

Virtual Collaboration

Unicist Virtual Collaboration defines the framework of the programs. It implies that virtual communication tools are being used to sustain the real solution building processes and the development of the micro-clinics. It is based on the use of the triadic approach to the nature of business processes that is based on the unicist ontologies that are provided by the UCU. This approach simplifies the processes using destructive pilot tests that sustain on the one hand the learning processes and, on the other hand, ensure the functionality of the solutions. This technology was developed at TURI to deal with development of solutions in adaptive environments.

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