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Unicist Functionalist Approach

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The Unicist Institutional Maturity Model for Businesses

The maturity of an organization defines the company’s capacity for growth. The Unicist Institutional Maturity Model (UIMM) has been developed to define the type of strategies and architectures that can be used in a company. The higher the maturity level the more expansive a business can be.

This model is the synthesis of almost 40 years of applications in more than 500 organizations and thousands of individuals, which allowed confirming that the individual work culture and the business culture are defined by the work / business processes that are being used.

As it is known, the Unicist Standard was developed to manage the adaptiveness of human actions in the individual, institutional and social fields. It establishes the basic fundamentals that need to be managed in any adaptive process.

The Unicist Maturity Standard has been developed to define the maturity of work processes in the individual and business field in order to define the critical mass an individual or organization has to influence the environment to grow. Growth implies going beyond existing boundaries, which implies “globalization” within a country or in the world.

The output of a retreat has been transformed into Unicist Maturity Guidelines to be used by our partners. These guidelines are being applied since April 2, 2014. The Unicist Maturity levels are fully compatible with the maturity levels of the CMMI (Capability Maturity Model Integration)

Unicist Institutional Maturity Model – UIMM

Unicist Maturity StandardThere is an initial stage, Level 1 that can be divided into two entrepreneurial approaches, level A and B.

A) Money driven Organizations

Their goal is to profit from the environment in a materialistic way. They are driven by individual monetary goals and manage the business driven by their cash-flow.

B) Power driven Organizations

Their goal is to obtain profits following the subjective rules of their owners. They are entrepreneurial organizations driven by the need to follow the non-structured orders of the entrepreneurs.

2) Materialistic driven Institutions

Their everyday activity is driven by the guidelines that are strictly followed to ensure the operational results.

3) Ideology driven Institutions

Their everyday activity is driven by strict rituals and methods that materialize the ideology. They establish a defined path to behave within the rules.

4) Value driven Institutions

Their everyday activity is driven by the methodologies they have. They are strict in the application of their methodologies, which implicitly include the vision of their activity.

5) Transcendence driven Institutions

In a transcendence driven institution the institutional vision is used in everyday activity. It has flexible methodologies to apply the vision but strict methods to follow the operational rules.

The maturity of an organization evolves based on the functionality and success of its rules and procedures. The flexibility of its business processes is a consequence of having achieved an adequate reliability level in the application of the methods.

Peter Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in using the unicist logical approach in complexity science research and became a private global decentralized leading research organization in the field of human adaptive systems. It has an academic arm and a business arm.