The scientific research done

The scientific research and method development done, is ranging from basic research, via applied research to the actual development work that is forming the actual way of working, our system. The research is also transdisciplinary research, since it integrates knowledge produced by specialists from different disciplines, into new knowledge for a system, as well as the methods that can be built, in order to solve intricate challenges about ways of working.

This research is to be found in the field of formal science, since the fundament in the system is axioms from different disciplines to fulfil, making it an axiomatic system. These axioms, mostly from anthropology, logic and complexity theory, are already stated basic natural science that are putting constraints on our way of working. From these axioms, deductions are drawn that makes it possible to achieve a flourishing organization, since it is fulfilling all the axioms. This means that no empiric procedures with experiments for validating hypotheses are needed, as in empiric science. This makes this research very different from ordinary research of a human system, i.e., a Complex Adaptive System, CAS, see also Reasonings about Complex Adaptive Systems. The short description and reason are that ordinary research of a human system with all its variables, is merely trying to imitate the empiric procedures in natural science. That kind of research are trapped in 'physics envy', due to non-replication of earlier experiments, which the deductions in System Collaboration therefore avoid.

It is important to point out that for Research & Development (R&D) in an organization, with a scale ranging from basic research, via applied research to the actually development work (for making the products fulfilling the science), the further we come away from basic research, and towards development work, the further we go towards transdisciplinarity (tvärvetenskaphet in Swedish). This can be seen in for example one of many resulting products of System Collaboration, the TDSD method for software development, that fulfils all the needed and necessary 'activated' axioms from many different scientific disciplines, in order to make an organization flourish. This is also why the term transdisciplinary is used throughout System Collaboration, and clearly is differed from interdisciplinary, since it is not about making new disciplines out from a deep knowledge in a mother discipline, commonly associated with interdisciplinary work. A transdisciplinary approach is 'above' and through the disciplines at the same time. It is about wiping out the thinking of any premade disciplines in the solution for the wholeness of the system and its parts, i.e., securing that all the science are fulfilled; the axioms within the different scientific disciplines.

It is also important to point out that practical experience of product development in waterfall, Lean product development and agile ways of working over decades, showed many kinds of repeated organizational problems (symptoms) in different domains, which was the reason why this research started. The fact that these high number of symptoms, mainly seemed to lead to a few, and often the same root causes no matter way of working or domain, gave the understanding that it could not be a coincidence, and therefore must be investigated.