Unicist Behavioral Tools


Conceptual Management – A Logical Approach to Businesses

The conceptual approach to business requires that people need to know “why” something is happening. This is unnecessary at an operational level, but is a basic question when dealing with strategic approaches. The “know why” is driven by a logical approach to businesses that allows managing their concepts making them reasonable, understandable and provable.

Unicist Ontology of Conceptual ThinkingWhen the boundaries of a business are being expanded, individuals need to apprehend the concept that is behind its operational aspects in order to influence a new environment. This implies apprehending the ontology (nature) of its concept and its dynamics.

On the one hand, the conceptual approach to business became possible based on the discovery of the structure of concepts, defined by a purpose, an active and entropic function and an energy conservation function, which allowed apprehending the nature of facts and actions (unicist ontology).*

On the other hand, the discovery that the concepts people have in mind work as behavioral objects that drive their behavior made this conceptual approach necessary to deal with strategic approaches.

The Origin of Conceptual Thinking

The endless “Why?” question posed by children (nearby 3 years old) is what allows establishing the neural network needed by a person to apprehend and manage concepts. This process starts when children begin to look for the origin of those things they are interested in.

This endless “why” questioning has three main benefits:

  1. It sustains the development of the neural network that allows dealing with the origin of things and not only with the operational aspects.
  2. It expands the language of the child driving her/him to deal with an implicit integrative, fuzzy and predicate logic.
  3. It provides the “why” that allows children to approach their games, which develop their systemic thinking approach.

Conceptual diagnoses, conceptual design and conceptual management became possible using the unicist logical approach, which made “concepts” tangible and provided the structural functional approach to develop business diagnoses, strategies and architecture.

*Based on the research on Conceptualization developed by Peter Belohlavek at The Unicist Research Institute.

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  Click to listen highlighted text! The conceptual approach to business requires that people need to know “why” something is happening. This is unnecessary at an operational level, but is a basic question when dealing with strategic approaches. The “know why” is driven by a logical approach to businesses that allows managing their concepts making them reasonable, understandable and provable. When the boundaries of a business are being expanded, individuals need to apprehend the concept that is behind its operational aspects in order to influence a new environment. This implies apprehending the ontology (nature) of its concept and its dynamics. On the one hand, the conceptual approach to business became possible based on the discovery of the structure of concepts, defined by a purpose, an active and entropic function and an energy conservation function, which allowed apprehending the nature of facts and actions (unicist ontology).* On the other hand, the discovery that the concepts people have in mind work as behavioral objects that drive their behavior made this conceptual approach necessary to deal with strategic approaches. The Origin of Conceptual Thinking The endless “Why?” question posed by children (nearby 3 years old) is what allows establishing the neural network needed by a person to apprehend and manage concepts. This process starts when children begin to look for the origin of those things they are interested in. This endless “why” questioning has three main benefits: It sustains the development of the neural network that allows dealing with the origin of things and not only with the operational aspects. It expands the language of the child driving her/him to deal with an implicit integrative, fuzzy and predicate logic. It provides the “why” that allows children to approach their games, which develop their systemic thinking approach. Conceptual diagnoses, conceptual design and conceptual management became possible using the unicist logical approach, which made “concepts” tangible and provided the structural functional approach to develop business diagnoses, strategies and architecture. *Based on the research on Conceptualization developed by Peter Belohlavek at The Unicist Research Institute. The Unicist Research Institute 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. https://www.unicist.org/talents/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/turi.pdf


The Unicist Ontology of Language

Language as a driver and inhibitor of human intelligence

The objective of the research was to find a way to forecast human behavior based on the use of languages and to define the natural languages necessary to approach different realities in different contexts. Language can be defined as a system of communication and of reasoning which makes use of representations, metaphors and grammar. Language is the code that humans use in conscious thinking processes that allows them emulating reality in mind. The research on languages and semiotics  began at the end of the seventies at The Unicist Research Institute.

The Unicist Ontology of Language

Facts and future human actions are implicit in the use of language.

It is also the mask of a culture’s ethics. A language is both an individual expression and the expression of the culture in which an individual lives and tries to adapt.

The ethics that underlies a culture is represented in the structure of the use of the language, in colloquial expressions, in the aphorisms of such language and in its metaphors.

This synthesis introduces the unicist ontology of language that is used in the development of behavioral forecasts.

A language may be rationally filtered, it can be self-censored or it can be foreseen in its hypothetical consequences.

But the implicit unicist ontology of language cannot be hidden if the one who is hearing truly listens.

Language as the structure for conscious reasoning

Language as Reasoning StructureLanguages allow structuring the conscious reasoning process of individuals. Babies do have reasoning processes that are based on “intuition”, and have a very low level of abstraction capacity.  Abstraction evolves with the evolution of an individual.

The functionality of language, depending on the type of thought, sustains the human adaptation processes. It must be considered that language is based on dualistic thinking which is natural to the human neural system.

That is why syncretic and analytic languages provide the security framework to communication.

On the other hand, factual and synthetic languages foster freedom-oriented approaches to integrate reasoning processes with the external reality.

Language as the code for communication

Communication is the most evident function of a language. Internal or external actions of an individual or groups of individuals are implicitly promoted by communication.

Communication ConceptThe unicist ontological structure of interpersonal communication includes:

  1. An adaptation process to generate added value to the environment and obtain the counterpart.
  2. A process of introjective empathy. The individual that is communicating has to introject the object of communication in order to apprehend reality.
  3. A process of “influential-sympathy”. This requires that individuals have to “vibrate” in a syntonic way with the environment. Having “influential-sympathy” requires exerting influence on the syntonic “vibration” with the environment to ensure the possibility to share experiences with others.
  4. A participation process. When pastime is the goal, participation processes have to be the implicit purpose of communication.
  5. A “projective-empathic” process, which is the starting point of any communication. Communication begins with the projection of our beliefs on the external reality.
  6. A process of “emotive-sympathy”, in which both sides discover that they might share the same emotions.

Language as the ethical mask of a culture

Ethical Intelligence Language is the central tool of a culture. That is what we call its “ethical mask”. The habits and myths are subjacent in a language, including the functional projective and introjective mechanisms that are used by the culture.

A language that is used in different cultures has divergent attributes influenced by each culture’s social ethics.

Ethics establishes the rules of reasoning processes and sustains communication. The ethical mask of languages establishes the link between language and ethics. This establishes the type of the complementation of the participants of a communication process.

A communication between peers requires managing the same level of ethics.

There is a language for each level of ethics. The ethical mask materializes the utopia implicit in each level of ethics.

The Unicist Ontology of the Functionality of Words

Interpersonal written or spoken language requires the use of words which, according to their meaning, define the functionality of communication.

This description explains the functionality implicit in the use of words.

Words’ FunctionalityThe results of this research help individuals to diagnose reality based on the facts implicit in what is said.

Conceptually, based on their meaning, there are four different “types” of words:

  1. Empty words: are those words that have no rational meaning in the context they are being used. They have multiple non structured meanings with no shareable purpose. Adjectives that have no adverbial function are empty words.
  2. Hollow words: are those words that are able to integrate in a unique sense the meanings given to them by emitters and receivers. In these words there is an implicit tacit purpose underlying.
  3. Full  words: are the words with a unique irrefutable meaning for those involved in a communication process. They are the solid container where hollow words fit in.
  4. Ambiguous words: are the words having two different meanings. One of the meanings is functional to the communication process and the other is dysfunctional.

The Unicist Ontology of Ambiguous Language

It is a language functional for the description of essences in order to approach the integration of reality in its possible oneness. It uses relational logic to operate in the field of ambiguity.

Ambiguous LanguageIt allows simplifying reality by approaching it using homologies. Ambiguous language and synthetic language are used as synonyms. When synthetic language is used properly, receivers are able to apprehend the essences of a situation, fact or action.

Ambiguous language is necessary to influence adaptive environments. Ambiguous language has no value in the field of operational problems.

The objective of ambiguous language is to generate added value based on a dialogue within the limits of the available information on the problem being faced.

There are two different types of dialogues when using ambiguous language: the dialogue with the facts and the dialogue with the people who are participating in the solution.

Pilot tests are the way to dialogue with facts using ambiguous language.

The Unicist Ontology of Figurative Communication

The use of language in a communication requires accepting the fact that in order to do something there has to exist real consensus.

Figurative Communication Words are naturally filtered before they are spoken or written. This filter can build the necessary fallacies to think that some communication is happening while in fact a different communication is occurring.

That is why communication can only be measured in the results produced by the real consensus.

The achievement of real consensus might imply knowing the structural differences between the parts that are communicating. In this case it allows knowing the consequences of the differences.

The use of figurative communication allows avoiding the dysfunctional filtering of communications, providing messages that drive naturally towards real consensus.

That is why people who cannot assume a responsibility of something, cannot understand figurative communication.

The purpose of figurative communication is to achieve real consensus which means achieving a rational, emotional and conceptual consensus.

Achieving real consensus requires solving the conflicts that are generated by interests, needs, beliefs, lack of knowledge, etc.

The Unicist Ontology of Messages

The purpose of a message is to deliver information. This purpose is achieved by adding value to the receiver and the energy conservation function is given by the credibility of the message.

MessageThe “maximal strategy” of a message is sustained by the value it adds. The “minimum strategy” is given by its credibility.

The value added allows the message to be remembered. The meaningfulness of  data is a condition in order to store them in the long term memory of an individual. The information might be remembered, but it can only be used if it is meaningful.

A message is an object that needs to be carefully defined if the message has multiple users or receivers. When it is a univocal message, the design has to respond to the possibilities that the information included can be decoded by the receiver.

Information without credibility cannot be integrated unless it is based on a stimulus of human weaknesses. Gossip is an example of this case. The lack of credibility generates doubt in the mind of the receiver and doubt provokes inaction.

Conclusion

The conscious ideas an individual has are structured using the reasoning framework of his language and using the semantic and the syntax that represent the language’s intrinsic logic.

From an ontological point of view there are two types of linguistic structures to deal with communication and reasoning:

  1. “Backward chaining”, which approach reality from the end to the beginning.
  2. Forward chaining, which approach reality from the beginning to the end of the process.

Both approaches have to be used in order to have a non-fallacious perception of reality.  Languages have different functional structures depending on their backward or forward orientation.

The syntax of a language defines the natural approach of a culture in order to adapt to reality. .

In every language there is an implicit reasoning structure. Therefore there are languages with attributes for artistic expression, for hard-sciences, for soft-sciences, for dualistic philosophies, for integrative philosophies, and so on. The language in which assertions are expressed, generates the cultural preconceptions on their validity.

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Unicist Education: The Adults’ learning process in complex adaptive environments

The learning context provides the framework that allows building a guiding idea to begin a learning process. The construction of the guiding idea of learning processes is the first stage to be fulfilled in order to make a learning process begin. Unfortunately, many adults prefer judging instead of assuming the role of a learner. Learning requires a personal decision that cannot be forced because adult people only learn what they need.

Learning ContextThe generation of a guiding idea requires that people are exposed to real value-adding actions and discover that they cannot achieve the necessary results with what they have.

The exposure of individuals to value-adding actions implies two alternative situations:

a) The individual can generate the necessary value.

b) The individual cannot generate it.

If the individual cannot solve the problem, there are two alternatives:

1) The individual is in a comfort zone and is not interested in acquiring a new knowledge to solve the problem.

2) The person needs and wants to learn to solve the problem.

Only the case b) 2) drives to a learning process. The design of learning processes needs to follow the unicist ontology of learning, which defines that, prior to a learning process, an individual needs to be exposed to a meaningful value generation process in order to be able to reflect on that experience and decide to learn or not to learn.

Unavoidably, the learning process in complex environments requires an action-reflection-action process that begins when the guiding idea of the learning objective has been defined. Meaningful guiding ideas sustain the success of learning processes.

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Unicist Talent Development: Research on the Genesis of the Strategic Style

The research works carried out at The Unicist Research Institute on the roots of human intelligence included the study of the behaviors that define the different functionalities of intelligences in the adaptation to the environment. This work included not only the research on the nature of the Strategic Intelligence, but also included the research on the nature of Ethical Intelligence and the Type of logical thinking an individual uses to apprehend the nature of a reality.

Functionality of the strategic intelligence

The different types of strategic intelligence define the way individuals adapt to the environment. The higher the maturity, the higher their learning orientation and adaptation capacity.

The life history of volunteers was researched seeking how they had developed their strategic style. We were surprised when we found out that the individuals’ strategic style began with their first adaptive actions when they were born.

A just-born child enters a hostile environment where he/she has to find the way to find a place and evolve. All the places in the world have an owner. That is why they have to find a way take their own.

The just-born develops a personal characteristic to search for a place. The approach he/she uses to search for a place is the strategic style. In order to approach hostile environments adults use the same strategic style they developed when just born.

This research opened new adjacent questions that influence the adaptive process of the just born. Is he/she the first child? If he/she has an elder brother there is a place that has been already occupied. Then he/she needs a different one. Is he/she a “expected” child or not? Are their parents living together?

There are countless circumstances the just-born child has to face to find a way to develop. Strategic styles define the way individuals adapt to conflictive environments. Operationally, they take different shapes. But their objective is unique: to ensure an adapted place in the world.

The Strategic Styles

Strategic styles are related to life plans. Each individual has a natural objective in life. When an individual matures in a specific field he complements with others to confront difficulties in the search of his plan. Nevertheless, if he cannot overcome the difficulty, he returns to his natural strategic style.

Now the functional strategic styles will be described:

Freedom fighter

The freedom fighter is a utopia-driven individual, highly individualistic. He looks for a “pertaining group”. From his point of view institutions are utopias, but groups are not. Freedom fighters are change agents in institutions. They oppose to existing ethics proposing a new ethical approach to reality. Freedom fighters are usually leaders that are followed by those who share their utopia.

Flank Defendant

It is an individual that uses his judgment to generate the need for a new solution and, having found the solution, occupies the empty space opened by his judgment. He is an excellent professional when he has the will to learn and keep himself updated in his field of action. In this case, his knowledge enables him to propose new solutions and innovations to improve an organization.

Frontal

The frontal style is naturally functional to the institution he integrates: he is an “institutionalizer”. He looks for effective operational solutions using a direct approach to the environment. He delivers a high added value in situations where results depend on human actions.

Empty-space occupier

The empty-space occupier is the one who procures to add value in a field no one is doing so. It is a necessary approach for entrepreneurs, successful innovators and creators.

Conclusion

The research work showed that individuals’ behavior include all the strategic styles. But in case of extreme stress, individuals use their natural dominant style.

Being aware of one’s strategic intelligence makes complementation with others easier. Avoiding uncertainty permits avoiding stereotypical behaviors.

Models, like this one, facilitate a logical but imperfect approach to reality. Thus, uncertainty is transformed into a manageable risk. This way, individuals can empower their skills and complement with others.

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Learning to deal with Unified Fields in Business

When we talk about the ontogenesis of knowledge acquisition we mean the natural steps that need to be considered when learning or when a learning process for other is being designed.

Knowledge can only be acquired when individuals have made a conscious decision to learn something. Knowledge only exists when it is stored in the long term memory which requires being meaningful and useful.

While adapting to reality implies a high level of energy consumption, building parallel realities provides a feeling of comfort, making the individual feel in power of the situation in the short run.

The unified field needs to be approached following the natural steps to apprehend a specific reality and the possibilities the individual has.

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35th Anniversary of The Unicist Research Institute

June 1976 was the beginning of the research of evolution in the field of complexity science. It was focused on approaching the nature of reality which required an ontological approach to the basic research and an object driven approach in the field of application.

The research drove to the discovery of the ontogenetic intelligence of nature, the unicist ontology, the unicist logic, the complexity science research methodology and the human ontointelligence.

This provided the basic knowledge to develop more than 3,500 applicative researches in the field of individual, institutional and social evolution that were finished until September 2010. The research work is still ongoing.

We would like to share with you this celebration giving you access to the book on:

Unicist Ethics: The Ethics of Doers

We consider it will allow you to expand your boundaries in work and businesses.

You can access the book at: http://www.unicist.org/deb_doers.php

This anniversary is a very special one, because it follows a turning point in our global expansion that took place during the last year.

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The unicist algorithm to foster the development of talents

Personal talents evolve when they are driven by internal and external conditions. Individuals evolve when there is a real need to increase the value they add to the environment and they have an internal need to improve and the will to learn.

These conditions can be fostered but not invented. The individual has to have the internal need to improve in order to respond to an objective need to add more value

Those who are in a comfort zone cannot develop. Personal development only occurs when individuals need to grow. Improving and learning is a decision that needs to be based on freewill, but it needs to be based on assuming the responsibility of improving something.

Learning is the energy conservation function of a learning context. Learning implies being driven by the need to solve a problem and making the effort to understand and comprehend how to make it happen.

A learning context has been developed when the three before mentioned elements are integrated generating an empty space an individual is able to fill.

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Unicist Learning: Why adults inhibit their own learning?

Childhood lives within a complex world. From birth on, children enter a world where reality exceeds their reasoning capacity and they need to learn in order to survive and grow.

The way they do so is very simple:
a) They act
b) They somehow elaborate their actions
c) They act again based on their elaborations

This is the natural taxonomy to manage complex problems. Children follow these steps intuitively. Taxonomies are naturally respected by children. If you put skis on small children they just begin with “snow plowing” and not “slaloming”.

What happens with this intuitive way in grown up adults?

Educated adults do not enter a new complex problem based on experiencing it first. Societies, parents and the educational system taught them to approach reality beginning with a rational thinking process. This is functional to everyday operational activities, but is dysfunctional to learning how to manage unknown complex problems.
A complex problem must be approached with an “action – reflection – action” process, which is absolutely counterintuitive for ordinary adults.

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Why is “action-reflection-action” counterintuitive?

In the adaptation process humans have to face four natural fears that inhibit intuition:

1) The fear of ridicule: A persistent, abnormal, and unwarranted fear of being ridiculed or ridicule. It is the fear that hinders the beginning of any different or new activity.
2) The fear of failure: Fear of failure is the fear of self-criticism or the fear of being criticized by others. It is the fear of failure that hurts far more than the failure itself. Actually, it is the fear of not being sure what will happen.
3) The fear or rejection: It is an outcome of low self-esteem. It makes you feel that everyone in this world is superior to you and they can reject and avoid you for some reason or other.
4) The fear of success: The fear of success is a very unique issue that arises when you are genuinely creating change and moving forward. One of the core fears that arise from change is that success will lead to loneliness.

These fears define the natural taxonomy of fear managing in human adaptive behavior.
Complex problem solving requires an action-reflection-action process. This implies the involvement in the problem as a participant. Without this involvement there is no possibility to apprehend the ontological structure of the complex problem.

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Diana Belohlavek
VP Knowledge Management
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*Based on an excerpt from the book “Mind traps that hinder personal evolution” by Peter Belohlavek.

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Discovery of the unicist ontology of the Oedipus complex

This R&D e-book by Peter Belohlavek is a presentation of the obscure part of personal behavior and a solution for it.

The obscure part of individuals is very difficult to apprehend because one needs to be able to get in touch with one’s obscure part. It may provoke reaction, denial or rationalization. But it is extremely useful in the long run. Evolution implies: today better than yesterday.

Complexes are a “cancer” in the human mind. As a cancer, complexes destroy their host while they die with it. Individuals degrade when they are dominated by complexes. This can be objectively measured in the adaptation process of individuals.

Complexes remit when the individual has the courage, the will and the energy to assume a full responsibility for her/his life.

This discovery has significant consequences for individuals, institutions and cultures. It enters the most taboo aspects of human behavior.

It explains why a bright 3-year old kid becomes a 40 year-old mediocre and a 60-year old senile person. It also explains the opposite, when a person achieves wisdom.

As there is a homologous complex in the collective unconscious, it provides the groundings of why the gap between developed and developing countries is growing.

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This is something that needs to be known.

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Unicist Talent Development is based on Logical Reasoning

Unicist talent development is based on expanding the capacity to develop integrative thinking. This implies dealing with the Unicist Logic.

An integrative approach fosters conscious behaviors and stimulates the evolution of individuals based on their capacities.

The Unicist Logic makes this integrative thinking reasonable, understandable and provable.

Maurice Blondel announced a century ago that some day a logical structure would be developed capable of integrating the preexisting logical models. That is the case of the Unicist Logic.

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