Our research started several years ago around the topic of workforce productivity. Today, with increased digitization and automation, productivity and efficiency are not any longer the main issue, but new issues have emerged. Speed of adaptation to changes and innovation power are the new organizational issues. The questions today are therefore: How can companies increase their employees ability to adopt to changes in the environment and to be creative and innovative.
The old models of organizational assessment and change don’t work anymore, because they are all too slow to adapt to new realities of the global and digital world. After detailed evaluation of current models of leadership, creativity and collaborative problem solving, we found common themes among all of them and formed a framework along the three aspects of reality which are pattern, conditions and perceptions. These three aspects are responsible for all human related phenomena and the ideal starting point for all research endeavors.
The next big step in our research was to challenge the notion of what is considered “normal” and what is considered “abnormal” human thinking, feeling and acting. We started researching a particular type of people, the so called experts in problem solving, the crazy creatives, the innovators of this world. This lead to several areas of research who are all interconnected and inform each other.
First we researched highly creative teams to understand their thinking and feeling patterns when faced with decisions or problem solving situations. The more we learned about brain functions, the integration between mind and body, the more we learned about conflicts, information flow and the processing of information in the brain. The results showed that happiness and effectiveness problem solving were closely related to adaptability, so we tried to identify the factors that determine best adaptation or change.
This page shows our findings and where we are today. We are happy to share our findings with a larger audience, in order to help people to make better decisions and find sustainable solutions for problems our world faces today.
What if everything in our world functions according to the same laws and principles? And, what if it would be possible, to distill the essence of all observable phenomena and integrate them into one model?
Fortunately, there is already such a model available. It is called “M-theory” and belongs to the group of “string theories”. Together with “Information Integration Theory” we translate scientific insights from physics, neuroscience, psychology and sociology into a meta-framework for generic decision making and problem solving.
One of the hottest topics in research today is the topic of “happiness.”
The World Happiness Report is a measure of happiness published by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network.
While this research project asks people about contextual information in order to find out what makes people happy, we take a different approach. We assume that humans are happy by nature, but become unhappy if they cannot solve their problems. This difference makes our research unique, and hopefully valuable.
In addition, our research indicates, that happiness is more related to our identity, beliefs and thinking patterns (perception) than external factors, as supported by the following video.
Our approach to measuring happiness is simplistic:
– We assume, that people without problems are happy.
– We assume, that people who are able to solve their problems more effective than they can create new ones, will become happy eventually.
– Effectivity in decision making and problem solving are therefore the key factors for happiness.
Our approach to measuring happiness is highly complex:
In contrast to simply making people happy, we would not have to study happiness in detail. It is possible to create conditions for anybody to be happy, The problem is that short term happiness can create long term sadness, so we focus on sustainable happiness. Sustainable happiness is basically the condition that one reaches, when the surrounding conditions don’t matter anymore, and we can be happy “under any conditions.” This is the ultimate goal of our happiness research.
We follow the discussion on pathology and specialization very carefully, because we believe that so called „normal“ people can learn from the somewhat different thinking, feeling and acting patterns of people with mental „specialties.“
Several companies, like SAP, are already beginning to utilize the „special abilities“ of high functioning autism (Asperger Syndrome).
The creative industry has been successful for decades, to draw upon the talent of people with or without official „borderline“ or „bi-polar“ disorders when they have problems that require extreme thinking and feeling.
The questions for us are:
– How can we integrate these people in normal structured work environments, so companies without creative or innovative culture can also become attractive to them?
– How do corporate cultures need to change in order for highly sensitive people (HSP’s) to survive?
Artificial intelligence (AI) is still a black box. While we see input and output of a system, we don’t know how AI arrived at a certain decision and how deep learning really works. By operationalizing decision making and problem solving, we have developed a map similar to neural networks as an interface for AI to describe the rationale for a decision in an attempt to be able to communicate with AI.
Our pseudomorph model defines the 11 dimensions of superstrings M-theory in psychosocial interactions, hence defining “human consciousness”. We work on providing robots with human consciousness and to develop an interaction interface for direct communication with artificial intelligence.
Please contact us, if you are interested in investing or participating in this software development project.
Physical wellbeing is the precondition for mental and emotional performance. While employee wellbeing is becoming increasingly popular, and many companies are already offering Yoga classes and massages for their workforce, few actually understand the correlation between tensions in the body and tensions in thinking and feeling structures.
We increase employee wellbeing by integrating mind + body, so employees become more aware of their body and sense one sided tension before an injury strikes. Our physical therapists are trained in neuro-physiotherapie, Rolfing and Kinesiology to correct functional problems of your body so brain and heart can work together with the whole body to find the best solutions to problems.