Personal roles work as objects in adaptive environments because they allow integrating groups knowing the functionality of each member which permits building synergy and establishing driving, inhibiting and entropy inhibiting functions.
The acknowledgement of these roles also allows adding external functions to the group to provide catalyzing and gravitational functions to accelerate actions and ensure their consistency.
Only people who accept that their value is in the role they play in a work process are able to design object driven organizations.
People who just develop their work by executing tasks can use objects as part of their work process but cannot lead these processes.
A personal-role object is a composite object, integrated by multiple objects that sustain the role. It has to be considered that objects are adaptive systems that have a concept, an adding value active function and a quality assuring energy conservation function.
These multiple objects are integrated in four functions:
- Objects to provide transparency
- Objects to provide the necessary “dressing”
- Objects to demonstrate the deeds
- Objects to demonstrate the utility
A personal role identifies the functional identity that an individual has and that the environment expects s/he will fulfill.
The personal role becomes an object when an individual truly assumed the full responsibility of what is expected in an adaptive environment.
The personal-role of individuals considered as an object is what makes them part of an adaptive environment.
Over-adaptive environments do not accept the existence of roles. They transform the functionality of an individual’s role into subjectivism and duties that are managed by the manipulation of illusions, fears and guilt.
Individuals have multiple roles depending on the environment in which they act. From this point of view an individual who is alone and has no contact with the external environment, has no personal role. The integration with the environment is what makes the personal roles exist as objects.
Every object has a level of energy that defines its critical mass. This energy is defined by the functional aesthetics of the role’s added value, the personal influence an individual has and the credibility of the value proposal.
NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in complexity science research and became a private global decentralized leading research organization in the field of human adaptive systems. http://www.unicist.org