The unicist evolutionary approach is a standard that was established to deal with adaptive systems and environments using the resources of the 4th Industrial Revolution. It drives the adaptability of business processes and fosters customer orientation, productivity, quality and sustainability. It is driven by the concepts and fundamentals of business functions, the use of unicist strategy to develop maximal strategies to grow and minimum strategies to ensure results and the unicist conceptual management to manage the unified field of business functions.
Adaptiveness: the driver of the 4th Industrial Revolution
The 4th Industrial Revolution applied to business is an upgrade towards a superior level of value generation. It implies managing the unified field of business functions and developing adaptive processes.
It fosters growth, adaptability, productivity, quality, customer orientation and sustainability by managing the unified field of industries. Its consequences cover all the aspects of business behavior. The paradigm shift involves:
Business Strategy: It defines maximal strategies to grow and minimum strategies to ensure survival to sustain growth and defines the unified field of business functions to ensure productivity, quality and sustainability.
Marketing: it manages the root causes of buying processes and the complementary marketing actions to ensure growth and customer orientation.
Management: it requires customer/client centered management to ensure adaptability and customer orientation.
Organization: It organizes processes, objects and roles according to their participation in the business process to ensure productivity, quality, sustainability and the personal development of the participants.
Industrial Revolutions and Mindsets
Operational thinking is the dominant mindset in the 1st Industrial Revolution. Mechanization requires operational thinking and the solutions provided by this stage deal with the operation of things.
Analytical thinking is the dominant mindset in the 2nd Industrial Revolution. The analytical approach allows managing mass production in a meaningful way by dividing these masses into manageable entities.
Systemic thinking is the dominant mindset in the 3rd Industrial Revolution. Automation requires envisioning the unified field of the operation and its components in order to build the automated processes.
Conceptual thinking is the dominant mindset in the 4th Industrial Revolution. The Industry 4.0 stage is based in improving the adaptiveness of processes by being fully consumer/user/buyer oriented, increasing the productivity, which implies improving the cost/value relation and increasing the quality to become fully reliable.
The conceptual mindset required by the 4th Industrial Revolution uses abductive, inductive and deductive reasoning to forecast, produce and ensure results. Abductive reasoning is used to access the concepts of things and defines the possibilities of what can be achieved, inductive reasoning is used to develop destructive tests to confirm the limits of the validity of knowledge and deductive reasoning is used to develop validation tests and manage the operation.
The Unicist Abductive Approach to Adaptive Environments
Unicist reasoning allows managing the unicist evolutionary approach by using a conceptual mindset to deal with adaptive processes which allows managing the ambiguity of their evolution.
The unicist abductive approach to business is based on discovering and managing the concepts and fundamentals that underlie business functions using the inductive approach to confirm their validity based on destructive tests and the deductive approach to develop solutions and validate them using non-destructive tests.
This abductive approach requires apprehending the unified field of business processes to have a functional understanding of their integration, their internal relationships and their operational validity.
This is defined by the extrinsic concepts of business functions, their fundamentals and the integration that defines the unified field of their functionality.
Introduction to the Unicist Evolutionary Approach
The Unicist Evolutionary Approach was developed to research, organize and manage complex adaptive systems and environments by developing unicist cognitive systems that allow emulating their functionality. It integrates the abductive, deductive and inductive approaches to forecast, produce and ensure results.
Unicist cognitive systems were developed to manage the root causes of processes, the root causes of human behavior and the root causes of their evolution.
These cognitive systems emulate processes to provide solutions using the unicist evolutionary approach.
The unicist evolutionary approach is based on the discovery that human actions are driven by the concepts people have in their minds, which are triggered by the conceptual short-term memory (CSTM).
This approach manages the concepts and fundamentals of processes and is synthesized in the unicist strategy and the unicist conceptual management that emulate the intelligence, organization and evolution of nature to develop maximal strategies to grow and minimum strategies to ensure results.
Fostering the use of Abductive Reasoning in Adaptive Environments
Abductive reasoning,, integrated with deductive and inductive reasoning, is the cornerstone of adaptive behavior. It allows finding the necessary pathways to generate value. It allows dealing with the root causes of adaptive environments to ensure their functionality and evolution.
Root Cause finding in adaptive environments is a core functionality of the unicist evolutionary approach, which is centrally based on the use of abductive reasoning. On the other hand, the solution to the root causes of problems is developed integrating abductive, inductive and deductive approaches.
Unicist Root Cause Management introduced an approach to develop structural solutions for problems in adaptive environments. It drives to research the fundamentals of efficacy and efficiency and find a solution that integrates the problems, their restricted context and their wide context.
This approach showed that structural problem solving is the most energy saving action because it hinders the reappearance of problems. It requires apprehending the root causes of problems, working within the boundaries established by the limit causes. The output is the development of both a structural solution, based on the functionality of the fundamentals of the problem, and an operational solution that ensures results.
The Unicist Evolutionary Approach & Artificial Intelligence
On the one hand, the Unicist Evolutionary Approach was developed to research, organize and manage complex adaptive systems and environments. On the other hand, it was developed to build unicist cognitive systems that allow building conceptual business process emulators to manage their evolution.
The unicist cognitive systems emulate processes in adaptive environments based on the definition of the unified field of their fundamentals to confirm what is possible to be achieved and how to make it happen and manage their evolution.
The unicist artificial intelligence was developed to empower cognitive systems, integrating abductive, inductive and deductive reasoning to develop logical inferences based on the ontogenetic maps of the unified field of the concepts and fundamentals of adaptive functions while learning from the environment through pilot tests.
Unicist Artificial Intelligence is based on the ontogenetic maps of the functions of the adaptive systems or environments that are being managed. These ontogenetic maps describe the underlying concepts and fundamentals that define the root causes of the functionality of an adaptive system.
First Principle Method: An Abductive Approach
The first principle method is an application of abductive reasoning. Abductive reasoning was developed by Charles S. Peirce to expand the boundaries of what a person is doing. The unicist approach to the use of abductive reasoning is based on the knowledge of the concepts and fundamentals of what is being done, which define the root causes of their functionality.
They can be accessed by using ontological reverse engineering methods or action-reflection-action approaches driven by destructive and non-destructive pilot testing. More than 5000 concepts and their fundamentals were researched and developed since 1976 that can be accessed using a pilot test driven approach. We invite you to access the video on the first principle method:
Unicist Strategies require an Abductive Approach
Unicist strategies are based on the input provided by the wide context scenarios and the restricted context scenarios. These scenarios have to provide the information of the gravitational forces that influence the specific activity, the possibilities for developing them, the catalyst that may exist and the inhibitors that need to be avoided or accepted as limits for the strategy building.
Maximal strategies are designed to expand the boundaries of an individual or organization, while minimum strategies happen within the boundaries of an organization.
Maximal strategies are based on adding value to the environment while winning in the specific environment they work in and are sustained by the power they have to influence the context.
Minimum strategies are those that happen within the known boundaries of an individual’s or organization’s activity working in a context of certainty to ensure results.
Maximal strategies define two positions in the environment:
- On the one hand, maximal strategies are natural to leaders that exert a dominant position in the environment.
- On the other hand, they are natural to influential individuals or organizations.
Minimum strategies are based on developing win-win strategies and paying the prices necessary to ensure results.
Unicist Conceptual Management: a Unicist Evolutionary Approach
Unicist Conceptual Management, that is a paradigm shift in business management, is the synthesis of the nature of business management. It includes the management of the future scenario that allows designing a strategy, the knowledge of the root-causes of problems and the root-drivers of business processes, the development of the conceptual design to define these processes and the development of the maximal and minimum strategy actions to ensure results.
This upgrade is a paradigm shift in management that allowed managing root-causes, developing the conceptual design of solutions, building maximal and minimum strategies and developing the necessary actions to produce results.
In other words, what the unicist conceptual management did, was upgrading the management approach to ensure the generation of value.
This superior level of business design and management became possible due to the discovery and emulation of the intelligence that underlies nature and the discovery that concepts drive human actions. This is the management model of the XXI Century.
Unicist Conceptual Design
Managing the concepts of things ensures their functionality. Unicist conceptual design was developed to manage the conceptual structure of something that is being built, that defines the unicist ontological structure that defines its nature and the root causes of their functionality.
It is based on the fact that the concepts people have in their mind, which are stored in their long-term memory, drive their actions.
The structure of these concepts is defined by their unicist ontology that is integrated by a purpose, an active and entropic function and an energy conservation function.
These concepts are an emulation of the ontogenetic intelligence of nature that defines the intrinsic concepts that underlie the functionality of living beings and drives their growth and the survival as a species.
Human deeds have the concepts defined by the functionality of these deeds that are cross-cultural and timeless and exist as long as the functionality exists. Although their structure does not change the operational functionality is fully environment dependent.
The Unified Field Method
The unicist evolutionary approach requires having a strategic approach to their adaptive aspects. Adaptiveness implies that the functionality of processes is feedback dependent which requires having a maximal strategy to expand and a minimum strategy that ensures survival and does not depend on the feedback.
This strategic approach become possible due to the discovery of how the unified field of business functions can be apprehended and managed. It requires being able to apprehend the unicist ontology of the business functions which define their concepts and fundamentals and drive the root causes of their functionality.
The unified field of adaptive systems or environments is defined by the ontogenetic map of their functionality.
The ontogenetic map is defined by the unicist ontology of the function of the adaptive systems and is materialized in the conceptual structure of their functionality. These concepts are defined by the fundamentals that drive the root causes of their functionality and their dysfunctionality defines the root causes of the problems.
The management of the unified field of adaptive systems in the social and business fields requires managing the wide context that establishes the trends that define the category of what can be done and the restricted context that catalyzes or inhibits the functionality of a specific system.
The Object Driven Organization of Adaptive Systems
The unicist evolutionary approach has been developed to manage adaptive environments which, by definition, have no “variables” because they are integrated by objects.
Unicist business objects (UBO) are encapsulated adaptive systems that produce predefined results that can be inserted in work processes to increase productivity and quality and to save energy.
The Unicist Research Institute has developed Business Objects that allow emulating the organization of nature minimizing the energy consumed to generate value.
- Driving Objects
To drive processes
- Catalyzing Objects
To accelerate processes
- Entropy Inhibiting Objects
To inhibit the entropy of business processes
- Inhibiting Objects
To inhibit dysfunctional events in a business
- Gravitational Objects
To influence the results of processes
The Object Driven Organization emulates the organization of nature in institutions. The same way nature is organized by objects, every complex adaptive system is integrated by interdependent objects that make adaptiveness possible.
The human body is an example of this organization by objects. Because of their complexity, objects have, among other characteristics, open boundaries which imply that any “observer” is part of the system.
The use of business objects structures the timing and synchronicity of business processes.
Unicist Cognitive Systems in the 4th Industrial Revolution
The 4th Industrial Revolution allowed introducing adaptiveness in industrial and business processes, which made their operation simpler, but their design more complex.
The management of the unified field of adaptive environments is now necessary to ensure results. It requires managing the root causes of their functionality and developing maximal strategies to grow and minimum strategies to ensure results.
It has to be considered that the concepts and fundamentals that underlie business functions define their unified fields and drive the root causes of their functionality.
Unicist Cognitive Systems manage the unified fields of business functions using the unicist artificial intelligence to monitor the functionality of their fundamentals to ensure results. These systems are necessary to manage feedback dependent environments.
The Origin of Unicist Cognitive Systems
The unicist cognitive systems became possible due to the research on the root causes of social, institutional and individual behavior that discovered that the concepts and fundamentals that underlie social and business functions define the root causes of their functionality.
This discovery was expanded by the development of the ontogenetic maps of these functions, described by their unicist ontologies, that define the conceptual structures and fundamentals that drive the functionality of social and business processes.
The Unicist Cognitive Systems were built upon the information provided by the more than 5,000 researches developed since 1976 at The Unicist Research Institute. These researches provided the necessary information to build the systems to support social and business decision making processes.
Cognitive Systems and the Unicist Evolutionary Approach
The objective of the unicist cognitive systems is to provide a tool that allows professionals to manage the unicist evolutionary approach to deal with complex adaptive environments and develop solutions that include a maximal strategy to grow and a minimum strategy to ensure results.
These systems make the development of strategies possible, using deductive reasoning, by providing the concepts and fundamentals of the solutions and the use of unicist artificial intelligence that allows confirming the functionality of these solutions.
It requires an action reflection-action process to apprehend the concepts and fundamentals of the solution provided and the development of pilot tests using the unicist artificial intelligence driven expert system.
Thus, the development of solutions in complex adaptive environments becomes simplified, which allows using a deductive approach.
It is based on the concepts and fundamentals that are provided by the system and the use of pilot tests that provide a logical feedback that allows learning until the solution becomes functional.
An Application Case: The Unicist Evolutionary Approach to Marketing
The goal of the Unicist Evolutionary Approach to Marketing is the acceleration of the speed of market growth. This approach is based on the discovery that human actions are driven by the concepts people have, which define their “buying arguments”. It integrates the abductive, inductive and deductive approaches to build reliable information.
Abductive reasoning is used to access the concepts of things and defines the possibilities of what can be achieved, inductive reasoning is used to develop destructive tests to confirm the limits of the validity of knowledge and deductive reasoning is used to develop validation tests and manage the operation.
This approach uses Unicist Artificial Intelligence to manage and monitor the unified field of the segmented marketing processes.
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