Functionalist Education in Business

The Unicist Reflection Driven Education model allows accessing the functionalist principles to manage businesses as adaptive systems and deal with the root causes of problems to build structural solutions.

Functionalist business education is a superior education model for professionals who decided to go beyond the operational approach to business and manage their functionality.

Functionalist education became necessary due to the 4th Industrial Revolution that is introducing a new stage in the social world that deals with the empowerment of adaptability, which requires managing the functionalist principles to deal with the functionality of social, economic, business, and personal environments.

This model became possible due to the discovery of the functionalist principles that define the functionality of things and the corresponding synchronized binary actions that make them work.

Unicist business education is based on learning processes that are essentially analogous to “teaching hospitals” based on real problem solving in adaptive environments but managing the functionalist principles to deal with the root causes of problems.

About the Functionalist Principles

The functionalist principle defines that there is nothing in the universe, which is part of a system, that does not work with a purpose, an active and entropic function, and an energy conservation function.

Their interaction defines the functionality of the binary actions that make functionalist principles work. Binary actions are two synchronized actions that, one the one hand, open possibilities establishing a functional context and, on the other hand, close processes to generate results.

The functionalist principles of things are defined by the intrinsic concepts that manage their functionality and the extrinsic concepts that manage their use.

About Binary Actions

Binary actions are intuitively used by those who need to achieve results. Binary actions make things work. 100% of the business models of expansive businesses are based on binary actions that include the use of catalysts.

The discovery of the functional structure of binary actions made the systematic design of synchronized binary actions possible, which simplified and ensured the results of business processes.

Unicist Reflection Driven Education in the 4IR

The unicist education model is based on five pillars:

  1. A learning context is required before a learning process begins. Learning processes in adults require the existence of a real problem to be solved.
  2. An adaptive learning contract that defines the guiding idea of the learning process and the conditions of the teaching and learning activities.
  3. The development of business residencies, which are homologous to medical residencies, where the unicist reflection methodology is used to develop solutions.
  4. The use of learning objects that allow managing the personalized learning program of participants.
  5. The professor’s role that is focused on ensuring the development of solutions while driving learning activities.

Difference between Professional and Unicist Education

A comparison between Unicist Education and Professional Education will clarify the guiding idea:

AspectProfessional EducationUnicist Education
Workshops / Seminars / CoursesTeaching Hospital /
Unicist Reflection
Educational ModelSystemic Problem
Complex Problem
Learning ApproachTheory-Practice
– Reasoning driven
– Mental emulation driven
Problem Solving
Operation & Tasks DrivenFunctionality & Results Driven
Future ForecastingProjections /
Delphi Groups
Logical Inferences /
Delphi Groups
KnowledgeEmpirical KnowledgeFunctionalist Knowledge
Type of ToolsOperational-Analytical ToolsFunctionalist Tools
PlanningAnalytic ApproachStrategic Approach
Dominant type
of Analysis
Technical AnalysisFundamental & Technical Analysis
Risk ManagementBased on ProbabilitiesBased on Possibilities & Probabilities
Work ProcessesOperational SystemsAdaptive Systems