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Open lecture on the Discovery of Human Ontointelligence

This lecture is for the group of the “Organization Committee” and is open for guests. It will take place as a “Hangout On Air” on November 8th at 12:00 pm US-EST.
Access: https://plus.google.com/+UnicistOrg

Peter Belohlavek

It is a 20-minute lecture starting at:

India 10:30 pm
European Central Time 6:00 pm
UK 5:00 pm
Brazil 3:00 pm
US PST 9:00 am
Mexico (DF) 11:00 am

This discovery is a major breakthrough in the research on human behavior that was based on the complexity research methodology.

The discovery of ontointelligence, the intelligence humans use to access the nature of reality in order to adapt to the environment, increased significantly the predictability of human behavior and the possibilities to influence it.

This lecture is the first lecture for the preparation of the cases of the XI International Unicist Conference that will take place in September 2014.

We invite you to participate. It will begin at 12:00 pm (US-EST) sharp.

Unicist Press Committee

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.
https://www.unicist.org/talents/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/turi.pdf


The Unicist Double Dialectical Approach to Businesses

The unicist logical approach allowed defining the potential possibilities of a business. The discovery of the logical structures (named ontogenetic maps) that underlie the nature of individual, institutional and cultural behavior allowed modeling the adaptive aspects of reality.

Unicist Logical ApproachThe unicist logical approach uses these structures to emulate the dynamics of businesses based on their models.

Models are dead or live structures depending on the mind of the one who uses them.

The double dialectical approach allows emulating dynamic live models in mind. It requires having a rational knowledge of the ontogenetic maps and using the unicist reflection process to make them work by developing actions based on the use of grounded knowledge to assure results.

Empiricism is a dualistic approach to reality that does not suffice to expand the boundaries of businesses because it is necessarily based on past experiences.

The use of the unicist logical approach, that makes the emulation of reality possible, allows taking advantage of potential possibilities and increasing the speed of actions and energy saving, which makes it necessary to expand and upgrade businesses.

Access “The Functionalism of the Unicist Logical Approach” at:
www.unicist.net/clipboard

The emulation of businesses in mind

The unicist approach implies being able to manage the unicist double dialectical logic. It made the emulation of nature possible and thus opened the doors for accurate diagnoses, scenarios, strategies and architectures that allowed defining the possibilities to produce results and make them happen.

It required going beyond the dualistic approach that hinders the emulation of evolution and limits human activities to static environments.

We invite you to enter into this approach at a personal level to empower your personal strategies.

If you are interested in learning about how intelligence deals with adaptiveness and complexity you can access:
https://www.unicist.org/talents/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/ontointelligence_en.pdf

Why go Beyond Dualism?

The neural functionality is dualistic. Neurons are “on” or “off”. Dualistic Dialectics vs. Double Dialectics is the battle between the disjunction “OR” and the conjunction “AND”.

The dualistic dialectics of Hegel and Marx transformed this dualistic approach into a social myth that provided an oversimplified perception of reality and a way to influence it. Both dialectics are fallacious because they do not emulate the structure of nature.

The dualistic thinking necessarily fosters a non-adaptive behavior that is driven by idealistic, ideological, materialistic, spiritual or egocentric needs. Dualism is necessary when personal needs prevail over functional adaptation.

The consequence of dualistic thinking is that people believe in a dialectical behavior. Adaptation becomes impossible when using dualistic thinking.

But dualistic dialectics has proven to be fallacious to understand and influence evolution. The unicist double dialectical logic allowed using the dualism of neural functionality but emulating the functionality of nature. In the short run, the benefit of using dualistic dialectics is that it transforms humans in judges of reality instead of responsible participants.

Why use the Unicist Double Dialectical Logic?

The unicist double dialectical logic uses the dualistic operation of neurons to build a mental emulation of the structure of nature that allows dealing with the adaptive aspects of reality, managing the integration of their double dialectical behavior.

Unicist thinking is the name given to the process that allows building the double dialectical logic.

Unicist thinking allows emulating in mind the structure of adaptive aspects of reality in order to manage them. It provides the necessary operating system to manage adaptive systems to expand the boundaries of businesses and infer future scenarios in order to adapt to them.

Unicist thinking allows defining the nature of reality in a reasonable and provable way. It is based on double dialectical thinking in order apprehend nature emulating the ontogenetic intelligence of nature.

It is necessary to diagnose, build strategies and design business architectures. It provides the structure to understand the fundamentals of businesses and integrate the fundamental knowledge with the technical analytical knowledge to make decisions. It is an upgrade that is up to you…

An Example: Unicist Leadership

The unicist approach to leadership is a process that allows leading people minimizing the energy that has to be invested to influence them. It is a role centered approach that uses roles as objects minimizing the necessary power to be exerted.

The unicist double dialectical approach allows managing groups as adaptive systems, forecasting their dynamics to be able to respond to their demand while being one step ahead in order to be able to be followed.

The dualistic approach transforms leadership into an over-adaptive process, where dominance, submission and opposition prevail. As dualistic approaches cannot define group dynamics, they need to “rigidify” the relationships in order to avoid individualistic-anarchic behaviors.

Dualistic leadership tends to transform participation into manipulation or submissiveness and non exerted power into power exertion which destroys group synergy.

Peter Belohlavek

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.
https://www.unicist.org/talents/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/turi-1.pdf


Personal-role objects building in adaptive environments

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.

Personal-Role Object

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:

  1. Objects to provide transparency
  2. Objects to provide the necessary “dressing”
  3. Objects to demonstrate the deeds
  4. 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.

Diana Belohlavek

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


Using foundations to empower conscious adaptive decisions

The objective of the Unicist 5 Why Method is to install an approach to foster conscious decision in adaptive environments. It uses the development of foundations to foster conscious adaptive decisions.

Pyramid Five WhyIt is based on “positive thinking” that implies solution thinking and using the conjunction “and” to integrate the different aspects that allow emulating the concept of what is being done while apprehending its double dialectical logic.

This method is a step by step process that empowers the capacity of focusing on solutions and catalyzes the evolution of the ethical intelligence. Depending on the individual, this process might demand months or years.

But the unique cost is investing a couple of minutes defining the foundations of a decision. The benefits depend on the discipline of making the exercises.

The 5 Why Method describes the foundations (Why) of actions. It does not deal with their justifications (What for).

The method is based on answering 5 questions on the groundings of the decisions:

1)      Why does it work?
2)      Why is the solution functional?
3)      Why will the results be produced?
4)      Why will it be adaptive?
5)      Why will it work considering the context?

This method fosters the freedom of individuals. That is why it is self-administrated and cannot include coaching or support. The exchange with colleagues is what allows having support without including authoritative roles.

Diego Belohlavek

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


Personal freedom requires dealing with Problematic Learning

Thematic approach vs. Problematic approach

Teaching vs LearningThe teaching approach, based on previous theoretical knowledge, necessarily leads to actions where the thematic approach precedes the problematic application.

This approach is functional to simple problems solutions.

When we are fostering talent empowerment, solving problems with complex components, the thematic approach is less functional than the approach “problem – theme – problem”.

“Focus” is vital for complex problems solutions. Learning fosters focusing on problems. The process begins and ends working with a problem and measuring the results.

Diana Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in using a logical approach to deal with evolution and became a private global decentralized world-class research organization in the field of human adaptive systems.  http://www.unicist.org


Teaching vs. Learning: the use of Unicist Learning Objects

Teaching is the cost of education and learning is the generated value. The use of unicist learning objects diminishes the cost and increases the value of what is being learned. A positive side effect is that learners assume the responsibility to adapt to the environment and not only to the teacher.

Learning ObjectsThe purpose of a learning object is to install an adaptive knowledge object in the mind of the learner. Learning objects build a bridge and integrate theory with practice that allow individuals to use them and recycle them if necessary.

This implies that the learning objects drive the accommodation process to accept new aspects that were not managed before and integrate these new aspects in mind through an assimilation process which requires storing this integration in the long term memory of individuals.

Learning objects are complex adaptive systems that have been designed to drive the learning processes of the learner without needing external support when working within functional learning environments.

A functional learning environment exists when there is a need of a specific knowledge to do something, the necessary capacities of an individual are available and accessible and the objects have the necessary authoritative role to be accepted.

Learning objects cannot work when these conditions are exceeded and then the participation of a counselor becomes necessary to substitute these objects by personal action. This is homologous to the autopilot of an airplane which needs to be substituted by the pilot when the conditions of the external environment exceed the possibilities of the object.

Diana Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in complexity science research and became a private global decentralized world-class research organization in the field of human adaptive systems.
http://www.unicist.org


In life do you focus on finding answers or questions?

Focusing on answers is adequate to deal within the boundaries you manage. But if you want to expand your activities and grow you need to find the questions that are needed.

No one will teach you how to do this, there are no recipes. You need to learn it.

But “Teaching vs. Learning” is a fallacious option. While teaching provides a secure environment for individuals, learning, on the other hand, is based on the internal freedom of individuals.

The model “theory – practice” is the natural model for teaching. The unicist path “action-thought / reflection – action” is the natural approach to learning.

The teaching approach, based on previous theoretical knowledge, necessarily leads to actions where the thematic approach precedes the problematic application.

This approach is functional to simple problems solutions.

“Focus” is vital for complex problems solutions. Learning fosters focusing on problems. The process begins and ends working with a problem and measuring the results.

If you are interested in thematic learning you need to find the answers a specific approach provides. If you are trying to solve problems you need to find the questions that drive you towards the solution.

Access a synthesis on the “Discovery of the Unicist Ontology of Human Learning” that is available at the Scientific Dissemination Program. You will find there other syntheses that might be of your interest: https://www.unicist.org/talents/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/ontology_learning_en.pdf

Diana Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in complexity science research and became a global decentralized world-class research organization in the field of human adaptive systems. http://www.unicist.org


Unicist Innovations in Human Resources

The innovation of the unicist approach introduced the possibility of understanding human nature. It allowed defining that the long term memory works based on cognitive objects and that these objects, named concepts, determine the attitudes of people.

On the other hand, the discovery of ethical intelligence allowed discovering where the intentions of individuals come from and how they work. The following description will give the basics of the innovation.

The activities of the Unicist Confederation are expanding based on the introduction of the unicist ontology and business objects driven technologies.

The Object Driven Organization of the adaptive aspects of businesses is the technology included in all the “solutions” for business optimization.

The Confederation itself also uses business objects for its growth. These objects ensure the critical mass of the solutions it provides to the market. Business solutions require the use of driving, catalyzing and gravitational business objects.

1) The business objects are the drivers of the activity providing the solutions that generate significant energy savings and optimization of results to their users.

2) The unicist approach, including diagnoses, strategies and architectures of the solutions is the catalyst of the Confederation’s proposals.

3) The emulation of nature in business is the gravitational object that sustains the activities of the Confederation.

This approach segments the market. Basically, it can be said that the object driven approach is necessary for business expansion and convenient for business administration.

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in complexity science research and became a global decentralized world-class research organization in the field of human adaptive systems. https://www.unicist.org/talents/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/turi.pdf