On Global Change on Finnish Independence Day 2017   (Published: 06.12.2017)


The world is changing in two ways - irrespective of man and man. Human initiatives and actions are very limited unless they are compatible with human-independent changes. Alongside the rebellion and solos, there is consistency and adaptation and compassion, which has only been learned in the last decades as a result of a multi-year developmental history.

Human conceptual space

The coagulant is created and stays in the form of two power gradients at right angles, if present is considered as a two-dimensional model: matter and knowledge. If an energy gradient is added to the bi-dimensional, the current becomes three-dimensional. Then the third dimension is formed of energy. If the two elements are equilibrated in origin, the energy is equilibrated with the other two dimensions.

Man, animal, and plant are aware of this three-dimensional consciousness. The development of human consciousness, which is more advanced than other objects of creation, has taken place during a very long development process. Development began with the development of religious consciousness, in which the Godhead is originated and precious. Good and bad in religions are in the 3-dimensional space plus minus signs.

Formation of Social Layers

These are the starting points for the current thinking in which “States”, with their limited geographical areas, governance systems, citizenship, constitution, and other legal norms and institutions, and the defense forces, form the basis for social and inter-citizen data/information exchange and interaction. Graphically, it has been described on earlier text on  1 January 2017.       

According to the chart, at the level of society people can actually distinguish between different institutional and functional entities. Information and material processes stand out as their own entities. The first information process (T1) includes new knowledge generation, research and development, science and technology structures, and innovation activities. Data Process 2 includes all the activities related to dissemination and dissemination of information: education, mass media and Internet / social media and lifelong learning. 

Material Process 1 includes the production of agriculture and material / services, i.e. industries that create added value for the economy and people. Material Process 2, on the other hand, is a mechanism by which different societies strive to equalize the people, the regions and the income differences resulting from the first material process and the various social policy mechanisms of inequality.

Octal Matrix frame

In November 2017, a new kind of insight into reality depicting an octal matrix was born. It is based on two Bachelor's theses about the methodology of the 1970s systemic thinking at the University of Helsinki in the educational management studies.

Another aspect of the matrix is ​​the PCM / LFA methodology used in international donor programs. Like the LFA, the Octal matrix is ​​also a "logframe" in which the programs of the donor countries aim at the objectives and hierarchy of programs / projects.

However, the PCM / LFA methodology is not based on systems Design/engineering developed as a coherent derivative of system theory. The logic of the octal matrix idea is still at the Beta level. It is described in more detail by the text published on this site on 24 November 2017.

Everyone can ask themselves what approach the world's current development programs are, and the contribution of recipients to the formation of the content of international programs has been great. The Sustainable Development 2030 Agenda, created after the Millennium Development Goals (MDG 2000), follows this same line.

Agenda 2030 Program 17 with Objectives and 169 Part-Objectives, where its creators cannot control it and commit itself to it because of its scale and abstract nature. Specifically, while the commitment of G2G leaders at international level is not comparable to the corporate and national policy engagement practices. due to different nature of employment relationships. A new approach is needed.

The basics of system thinking

In human thinking and problem solving, dialogism and system thinking are the latest knowledge that began in the 19th century as interaction processes became a kind of metatheory for explaining the substitution of causal descriptors and more empirical multivariate methods and for controlling predictability of future events.

The most peculiar feature of the system thinking approach is its holistic nature, which is both its starting point and the approach in different choice situations during the use of the method and its evaluation of its results and impacts. The classical system analysis has changed as the tools evolved, but it is support for the phase size and process control of the systems (business process) and the steering process (information system) have remained unchanged. Also, the division into the core process and support functions has remained unchanged.

This development of system thinking takes place in global change management and sustainable development projects with different systematic approaches to PCM / LFA approaches. In addition to the classical phase division, a new kind of attention / information needs analysis is also focused on the factors related to the starting point, the regulatory foundation, the operational objectives and the specification of the content of the exchange, the operation, management and / or reorganization of the business process, the organization of technology standards and support functions (training) to manage existing risks.

Redesigning the process of change

The columns of the octal matrix show a hierarchical reality and identify the issues and support measures associated with its management. In this context, the reality surrounding the hierarchy of the starting points is divided into four subdivisions. These four fundamental areas: Environment and agriculture, social development, institutional development and industry and trade are activities that represent more than 80% of the content of sustainable development activities.

These areas should be able to describe in a new way using iterative image technology based on octal logic. In such an approach, the recipient countries would participate in a more active exchange of information and the setting of common objectives in the transformation processes in these four strategic change management domains.

1. Environment and agriculture

The interaction processes of the human community with their environment began to evolve very early in the complexity of food procurement. Farming was the first process of interaction based on knowledge, division of labor and deliberate exploitation of natural conditions. Knowing the water cycle and the natural laws have been the necessary conditions for sustainable development.

In his own development history, man has, through his lifestyle, made in his partner nature a "silent partner" in this long-term partnership. Without the natural hearing, the entire long-term partnership ends. The cause and effect relationships in the environment should be analyzed in a new way and the time perspective should be more widely taken into account.

2. Social development

Social development has many dimensions that should be more uniformly taken into account at global level. The equalization of income disparities has been the starting point for traditional social policies dating back to the 19th century. In an economically integrated world, social development is increasingly aligned with individuals in improving regional / state income and living standards, as these (differences in education and income levels) are linked to undesirable social phenomena such as terrorism and extensive illness epidemics. Social development / development is also linked to the other three strategic regions in the countries receiving the global aid.

3. Institutional development

Development aid and transition countries' programs have undergone structural reform of public administration and social infrastructure on the basis of action models and methods adopted by the donor countries. Stored water does not stay in the well, it is a saying in many cultures. In developing countries where old colonial structures and administrative practices have an impact on the transition economies, public administration-driven social institution building has been a priority.

In the construction of the civil sector, practices and outcomes have varied, as there has always been some kind of "informal" and socially-functioning system for keeping the wheels rotating in the recipient countries. Setting too high on outside targets has not been productive and results generating except in the TA-project reports.

4. Industry and trade

The trading institution is the oldest form of international cooperation, despite the local public administration structures. The trading regulation was in the Mediterranean countries and along Silk Road, another, often unpublished, regional codex system for regulating interaction between people.

The regulation of industrial activity has developed within the communities and only after the colonial achievement of the relationship, the international regulation of industry began to increase and is the basis for the present industrial cooperation and harmonization of activities and standardization in different countries.

In the future, the integration of the global economy will require new kinds of resources needed to equalize common spending and income disparities, which can and should be accumulated in the international context or in defeating the laws of physics to bring about action. Transitions from one thermal zone to another / differences in height altitudes is an ecological cost that need to be re-evaluated in the global context.

Arranging new goals

Today, Finland is spending its independence on the 100th anniversary. Over the past period, Finland and its citizens have learned to engage with themselves, the surrounding nature and the rest of the world. The small Finnish nation decided to take the lead in their own hands in future planning, like the developing countries and countries in transition do at the present. 

In today’s world small nations are willing to develop their living conditions in their own country. No transnational international co-operation organization will do it for them. Change management must be made on the terms of the recipient's needs. The recipient country's voice must be heard when designing content and implementation. Their engagement always begins at local level also committing their leadership to achieve the set goals and targets of their own. 


© Asumer Oy, 2017

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