"The Slovene abbreviation for: Oriented, Wholistic, Co-operative and Organized Invention and Innovation Activity of the Masses" (M. MULEJ, 1986, p.151).
MULEJ describes as follows the ten components of the USOMID methodology:
"1. Education for creative co-operation with short courses… and practical experience;
"2. Development of "being considered" as the basic value guiding people toward creativity, and so a precondition for their motivation for creative co-operation;
"3. Charting the processes which take place in the organization, in co-operation with the workers who do them and know most about them, including also the processes of creative work, in framework programs, compiled in a "programmotheque";
"4. Possibly, a computer-aided programmotheque, deeper in quantitative insights into the basic process (supply-production-marketing)
"5. the USOMID/SREDIM procedure as the method of creative co-operation;
"6. Deliberate seeking for possible changes as the basic orientation of such a creative cooperation;
"7. Application of management by objectives which include support and constant care for creative co-operation as a whole and its strategies for innovation with objectives of every (middle) manager and foreman:
"8. Proceeding from the general insight toward details in order to fight unavoidable one-sidedness by interlinking the specialists' view points into a (dialectical) system of all essential viewpoints;
"9. Studying the processes and their environment, not the organizational structure and the hierarchy of subordination, and following the links of their steps with the "causes tree"…
"10. The USOMID circle as the organizational possibility for a permanent creative co-operation" (p.152-3).
In some way, USOMID seems to be related to JOHANNESSEN's heterarchical concept of the organization.
For details on this methodology, practiced in Slovenia since 1980, see MULEJ's bibliography in the referenced paper.
A quite complete description of the USOMID methodology has been made by T. ECIMOVIC et al., in their 2002 study of "System thinking and climate change", published at the Maribor University in Slovenia (2002, section 4.5)
- 1) General information
- 2) Methodology or model
- 3) Epistemology, ontology and semantics
- 4) Human sciences
- 5) Discipline oriented
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