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Intellectual System Survey vs. the Intelligence System Surveys: The Ukrainian Governance & Military.

February 26, 2017
I believe that the Intellectual System Survey and the Intelligence System Surveys should complement each other in Ukraine. The former one to monitor capabilities of the military and government officers according to the practical skills and academic knowledge, the ability to planning and managing. The later to find out the leaders, uncover and resolve the situations with the different kinds of discrimination, as age discrimination, rank discriminating, hashing of the fundamental freedoms proclaimed by the Constitution of Ukraine. The first affects the future of the country in the short run, the second impact the extended future of Ukraine and the Ukrainians.

               One of the salient facts of the historical injustice annually in focus in Ukraine is Holodomor 1932-1933 Remembrance Day. The wall-to-wall cable news coverage of Holodomor Memorial Day events (November 28) is the newspeak coming as a lip service rather than the
initiative to redress of the material rights to the children or grandchildren of the real victims of those deprived of the material property and the ownership rights. Like extended and forced sensory deprivation drastically influence the ability of clear thinking, is the road to depression, the outcry about the missing social justice comes from the cut up of the historical memory and wisdom in Ukraine, affects the clarity of the goals for the whole society and absence of the systemic approach.

The application of the Hard System Methodology had resulted, in pinnacle, to the accumulation of the lethal weapons by the Soviet Union.  The philosophical glance is posing a question; if we must, use the accumulated weapons from the Post-Soviet Countries to combat, as it is in Ukraine today (2014-2017)? Shall we continue the zero sum into decay? Where is the bottom of this continuing post-soviet society decline?

On the other hand, the best representation of the updated methodology is through the C4ISR Framework (Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance) having the convinced organizational effect in the US Army. One of the elements of the framework is ‘Intelligence’ is different from the possible makeup of the word by ‘Intellect.' This observation suggests that now-days systems are not as hard as it was in the communist and post-communist countries.

What is the actual lesson of the intellectual approach upon the canard Post-Soviet ideology? The Soft System Methodology according to Bob Dick and Pam Swepson (1994) has a focus "upon comparing reality to a set of conceptual models, and less upon a step-by-step process for doing this." How to remain smart by interpreting the complex reality owned by the different actors in the different circumstances and from the different countries? For example Windows software by Microsoft or Photoshop by Adobe or land property rights in Ukraine. The intelligence statistics come from many sources in particular from the surveys.

For example, the Ukrainian Army hires the contract soldiers. Some of them have valuable practical or academic background comparable to the higher officers; the others have only the high schools behind. What unites them in the Ukrainian Army is the feeling of patriotism and the common goals. The monitors can amass the 360-degree feedback, but the results of the feedback can give a little or no relevance. To be processed the information must be meaningful.

Dennis Carey, Dan Phelan Michael Useem in HBR (2009) offered the 450-degree analyses based on the comparable information. In governance, the comparable information about the candidates can be taken from the reviews of "temperament, passion, and work style best match the company’s culture and strategy," in the military from the ability to apply knowledge in the dynamic situations. To receive the comparable information in the CEO's succession process, officers should act in the comparable mode for some time.

Modernization of the Ukrainian economy and adoption to the wartime realities suggests the throughout the implementation of the change. A change in the scale of the entire country requires the complex decisions, taking the different metrics as within the POLC framework (political, economic, legal and cultural). Only free people can build the new country; the historical constraints challenge people. Without a clear vision, goals seem to be so far away and unreachable. Deprivation of true wisdom generates the new revolutions and Maidans. The country, which robs the citizens, is a shame, which corrupts the future will deprive the same actor who is even outside the country – which nowadays is the ‘owner’ of the software or the intellectual rights. Such reality backward affects the entire value chain because of the corrupt preferences of the end users.

The other example is the notorious support of Ukrainian Army by the Volunteers (in 2014) has diminished now (2017), mainly explained through tiredness of people, resulting from a failure in maintaining the value chain. Be noted, that still many educated people in Ukraine understand ‘value chain’ as a variation of the ‘additional value’ by K. Marx that should end in a communism instead in the zero-sum result. From this misperception evolves the notorious bias of Ukrainians that the leftist candidate - Hillary Clinton would have suggested the faster road of Ukraine to the western values, European Union, and NATO than the conservative Donald Trump would.

In the famous Stanford speech, Steve Jobs (June 14, 2005) said that “you can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward.” Steve as a leader-by-example has shared his experience through his life example. He applied his calligraphy skills to design of the Mac – through these visible goals; he tried to mold the intellect and intelligence of the students.

What is the relation between the two, Collier has addressed “Intellect (Fact) and Intelligence (Feeling) determine the existential course” of the students’ journey through life (2012). The nature of the action carries the decisive meaning for their future lives.

Feeling: Students are the ‘dots’ and the ‘offices’ from which the future of governance and defense of Ukraine should prototype. The mass media in Ukraine early immerse youth by projecting the future political battles in the Parliament - is the disgrace, leaving them slight chance to capture the positive vision.

Fact: The fact of education in most cases does not coincide with the level of knowledge based on the broadening the classical curriculum instead of the process of the continuous learning and the continuous improvement. What is missing? Missing is the legacy from the point of view of the European and US community.

What kind of feedback, in this case, we need to study the situation? I believe that the Intellectual System Survey and the Intelligence System Surveys should complement each other in Ukraine. The former one to monitor capabilities of the military and government officers according to the practical skills and academic knowledge, the ability to planning and managing. The later to find out the leaders, uncover and resolve the situations with the different kinds of discrimination, as age discrimination, rank discriminating, hashing of the fundamental freedoms proclaimed by the Constitution of Ukraine. The first affects the future of the country in the short run, the second impact the extended future of Ukraine and the Ukrainians.

References

Carey, D., Phelan, D., & Useem, M. (2009). Picking the Right Insider for CEO Succession. Harvard Business Review, 87(1), 24-26. Retrieved from https://hbr.org/2009/01/picking-the-right-insider-for-ceo-succession

Dick, B.  and Swepson, P.  (1994) Appropriate validity and its attainment within action research: an illustration using soft systems methodology. Retrieved from http://www.uq.net.au/action_research/arp/sofsys2.html

Graham Collier (May 02, 2012). Intellect and Intelligence. Psychology Today. Retrieved from https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-consciousness-question/201205/intellect-and-intelligence

Perry, W.P., Signori, P.D., Jr. Boon, J. E. (April 2, 2004) Exploring Information Superiority: A Methodology for Measuring the Quality of Information and Its Impact on Shared Awareness. Chapter Two: The Analytic Framework. Rand Corporation.

Stanford News. (June 14, 2005). 'You've got to find what you love,' Jobs says. Retrieved from http://news.stanford.edu/2005/06/14/jobs-061505/

You can cite the document as follows:

            Fesenko, O.  (2017). Intellectual System Survey vs. the Intelligence System Surveys: The Ukrainian Governance &                                     Military. Retrieved from http://business.oleksiy.net/tactics/liberties_ukraine 

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