The Unicist Approach, which deals with the unified field of IT Architecture and Business Processes and their conceptual structures, allowed managing the dynamics and evolution of businesses. Unicist technologies manage the conceptual structures of IT Architecture and Business Processes to define what is possible to be achieved and to make it happen. This approach integrates the technical-analytical aspects after the unified field of the processes, roles and business objects have been defined using the unicist technologies.
The unicist business architecture requires using a method for making destructive and non-destructive pilot tests until the architecture is considered adequate based on the results produced.
Main Application Fields:
• Design of business architecture
• Design of IT architecture
• Design and optimization of business processes
• Design of virtual organization processes
• Design of virtual collaboration processes
• Design of business objects
The discovery of the ontogenetic intelligence of nature, that drives the evolution of living beings, and the development of the Unicist Theory, created by Peter Belohlavek at The Unicist Research Institute, allowed defining the epistemological structure of complexity sciences. This approach provided a solution to deal with adaptive systems and environments, including businesses. This paradigm shift was introduced in business to develop strategies, architectures and processes that emulate the intelligence and organization of nature.
Businesses are a paradigmatic human complex adaptive system that needs to be managed as a unified field. Businesses as adaptive systems need to be approached by the results they produce. The only true approach to the complexity of a business is by the results it produces.
The Management of businesses as unified fields requires managing them as human complex adaptive system. Complex system can only be validated by the results they produce.
Therefore, they need to be managed integrating the knowledge of their unified field with the use of the results driven organization and with the energy conservation that is provided by the strategy they have to expand while sustaining their results.
The unicist object driven organization technology emulates the organization of nature to accelerate processes and save energy.
The object driven organizational approach transforms the business architecture into business processes that include objects to save energy and increase results.
It allows developing objects that work as adaptive systems with the necessary quality assurance integrating the peopleware, software and hardware of organizations.
The unicist object driven organization emulates nature being an upgrade but at the same time a back to basics. Based on empirical information, the increase in productivity, in the specific processes, varies between 20% and 50%.
The unicist technology for continuous improvement is based on upgrading processes driven by the improvement of the objects included in such processes.
This is a participative approach that begins with a diagnosis and a change strategy and ends with implemented improvements. The technology includes aspects that deal with the hardware, software and peopleware improvements.
The unicist continuous improvement methodology is based on making “changes without changing”. It is a fully business objects oriented approach that allows establishing a technology to deal with repair, update, upgrade and renewal of business processes.
Adaptive business processes are systems that have been designed to interact with the external and internal environment. To install adaptive processes, it is necessary to organize by roles and objects. To be able to organize by objects it is necessary to use both adaptive and administrative systems to organize the work processes.
Adaptive processes are necessary to provide the maximal strategy based on their flexibility and feedback capacity while administrative systems are necessary to establish a secure operational and control activity.
The use of adaptive processes in business has been disregarded in the past because the control and operational activities prevailed over the market growth and competition.
The objective of building adaptive systems is to integrate software, hardware and peopleware in adaptive work or business processes to assure the quality of the results produced.
Before the existence of adaptive systems, the solution was fully focused on the efficacy of individuals, which increased the responsibility of the person who was doing a job. This forced them to consider all the details of the feedback from the environment which increased the probability of errors.
Adaptiveness is based on the existence of drivers that make it possible. There are different levels of adaptiveness beginning with the most basic and ending with the most flexible. The catalyst of an adaptive IT system is its capacity to learn from the feed-back to improve its adaptive behavior.
Peopleware is business architecture applied to work process design. It is defined by the structure of objects that individuals have in their minds which define the models they use when dealing with hardware and software at work.
Peopleware is what allows integrating hardware and software providing the true driver of the business model. It is necessary to understand the organizational equilibrium laws, the natural organization and the object driven business model in order to manage peopleware.
Peopleware provides the utility to operational business models allowing software to be user friendly and the functionality of hardware to become solid.
Automation is implicit in nature. Nature functions automatically. Automation, robots, objects and quality assurance are primitive emulations of nature.
The unicist ontology of “automation” implies a process that integrates systemic, operational and cognitive objects with quality assurance through automated processes or human control.
There are four different segments of automation: manual, semi-automated, automated and adaptive.
In operational terms, the architecture of automation is integrated by systemic objects that transform energy, operational objects that seek to generate value and robots that automate the work processes to optimize the energetic algorithm.
The destructive pilot tests can be synthesized into two driving actions:
1) The development of clinics comparing substitute solutions with the solution that has been implemented. This clinic requires comparing the actual functionality of the solutions.
2) The developing of clinics comparing with succedaneum alternatives to define the advantages and disadvantages of the solution proposed.
It must be considered that destructive tests do not intend to demonstrate the dysfunctionality of a solution, but the limit of its functionality. The non-destructive tests are based on quantitative and qualitative methods. They include:
1) The use of quantitative methods to measure results and resources.
2) The use of qualitative methods to measure the functionality.
The information of the structure of the concepts and fundamentals included in this library allows managing the root causes of business functions. The root cause library is based on more than 5,000 researches developed at The Unicist Research Institute. It provides the knowledge objects, concepts and fundamentals to build business solutions including strategies, processes, roles and business objects.
• Automobile • Food • Mass consumption • Financial • Insurance • Sports and social institutions • Information Technology (IT) • Communications • Perishable goods • Mass media • Direct sales • Industrial commodities • Agribusiness • Healthcare • Pharmaceutical • Oil and Gas • Chemical • Paints • Education • Services • Commerce and distribution • Mining • Timber • Apparel • Passenger transportation –land, sea and air • Tourism • Cargo transportation • Professional services • e-market • Entertainment and show-business • Advertising • Gastronomic • Hotel-management • Credit card • Real estate • Fishing • Publishing • Industrial Equipment • Construction and Engineering • Bike, motorbike, scooter and moped • Sporting goods
The Unicist Research Institute (TURI) is, since 1976, a private global decentralized research center specialized in complexity sciences that is focused on the research of the evolution of adaptive systems. It has an academic arm, the Unicist Corporate University, and a business arm, the Unicist Confederation.
It was the pioneer in complexity science research and became a global decentralized leading research organization in the field of human adaptive systems. The unicist pragmatism, the structuralism based on unicist ontologies and the functionalism driven by concepts were developed at TURI to research the field of complex adaptive systems. More than 5,000 unicist ontological researches were developed since 1976 in the field of basic sciences, life sciences and individual, institutional and social evolution.
The main countries that originated these researches were: US, DE, UK, FR, JP, SE, CA, CH, IN, BR, AR, CAT, RU, CN, AU. TURI's Future Research Laboratory has completed the research of 70 countries' archetypes.