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Case study = rigid knowledge Vs. Research and application = adaptive knowledge

In higher education, a widely used methodology has been established, such as case studies. This mechanism is both a trap and a false solution, and it is that the rigidity of the proposed solution is inapplicable in the field of the unknown.

Complex Problem Solving - Education

Does the solution Tesla applied give me tools to solve my current problem? Or, how did Uber approach its business strategy? Well, unless you are the CEO of Tesla or Uber, the information explored in the case is hardly replicable in the particular situations of participants in educational programs.

The approach to the field of the unknown, which is the main characteristic of complex problems, is feasible thanks to the investigative approach to root cause diagnosis proposed by the unicist logic.

Unicist logic searches through the conceptual structure of reality for the root causes that determine a specific reality and proposes a way forward to obtain solutions to complex problems.

In this way it is possible to obtain adaptive knowledge that allows us to approach a problem in a different way, increasing the probability of obtaining the desired results.

Gustavo Flamerich

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute (TURI) is a world leader in its segment. Since 1976, it has been specialized in complexity sciences applied to the research on the roots of evolution and its application to social, institutional, business and individual evolution.

Logical Management Tools: Unicist Reflection for Problem Solving

reflectionUnicist reflection is an approach to complex human adaptive systems to understand their nature, define the possibilities to influence them, apprehend the algorithms that allow exerting influence and generate added value.

Unicist reflection has no relationship with other introspective approaches like religious introspection, transcendent meditation, yoga or other technologies that have been developed for different purposes.

Unicist Reflection has been developed to deal with complex human adaptive systems, such as businesses, to develop scenarios, diagnoses and strategies to achieve possible results.

Reflection covers five stages before reaching the environment adaptation and the influence upon it.

1) It reflects outside
Projecting the prejudices we have onto reality.
2) It reflects inside
Introjecting the reality elements we try to exert some influence upon.
3) The outside vanishes
Focusing on the reality we try to exert some influence upon.
4) The inside vanishes
Making the specific reality universal.
5) All is one

The “reflecting outside” stage deals with the projection of our own preconceptions and implies comparing them with the reality facts or with other people’s preconceptions.

Reality is introjected to be able to influence the environment. The aim is to develop a strategy which allows influencing while being influenced.

Once we are in peace with the environment we start to focus on the influence we try to exert.

When we have developed a diagnosis, it has a universal implicit character. This means that it responds to universal elements. This allows transferring the knowledge to other homologous fields and originates the conceptual “benchmarking”.

When this level is reached, we will comprehend the universality of concepts.

The Unicist Reflection process can be synthesized in the following steps:

0 – Focus on the solution
1 – Dealing with projections
– Destructive pilot tests
2 – Dealing with Introjections
– Non-destructive – Destructive pilot tests
3 – Dealing with integration
– Non-destructive pilot tests
4 – Dealing with communion
– Results validation
5 – Dealing with the unified field

A Unicist Reflection process implies leaving behind the labyrinth of one’s opinions and operational shortcuts. It requires knowledge, courage and humbleness.

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Diego 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.