Key Terms

“Cloned” Expertise replicates unconscious mental steps – thought processes – that an expert’s mind uses real-time to identify pertinent digital and non-digital data, to perform real-time analyses, and to make and use essential real-time judgments.

Decision-Making Processes contain hundreds or thousands of unconscious Mental Steps – thought processes – that are linked – chunked – into a single unit that is based on a deep understanding of the situations and data that continually arise on a particular job.  An expert’s decision-making process handles every situation and/or condition the expert encounters when performing a particular job.

Decision-Making Process Schematics show how Mental Steps are linked – chunked – into a single unit that is based on a deep understanding of the situations as well as the digital and non-digital data that continually arise on a particular job.  Note: It is extremely difficult to create Schematics for non-experts because their decision-making processes are complex, convoluted and volatile.

Experts use unconscious decision-making processes that contain well-honed Mental Steps that enable them to solve problems that non-experts cannot solve…and solve problems much more rapidly and accurately than non-experts.  In addition, they make the right decisions 80 to 90% of the time, unlike non-experts who are right 30 to 50% of the time.  Experts always remain open to new ideas, have a strong desire to continuously learn and like to share with other people.  Most have 25 – 30+ years of experience in their domain of expertise.  Synonym (s): Top performer.

ICR Integrated Network links Mental Steps with disparate content and data that are organized around the Mental Steps in the “cloned” decision-making processes of experts.  This makes the content and data that experts analyze when making real-time decisions or use as reference material to support real-time analysis instantly available to ICR users.

Intellectual Capital Repository® (ICR) is an enterprise mobile application that uses both cognitive and cloud technology to empower individuals – not computers – to perform real-time human analysis of conditions and make and use essential real-time judgments like an expert.  Synonym (s): ICR. 

Mental Steps are thought processes containing conditions, actions, meanings and pointers to pathways through the expert’s mind, which are used real-time by the human mind to identify pertinent digital and non-digital data, to perform real-time analyses, and to make and use essential real-time judgments.  It is important to realize that Mental Steps are not knowledge.  Knowledge is specific information or facts.  Mental Steps are used to process knowledge.

MIP’s Proprietary Processes are used to “clone” real-time decision-making expertise to establish one-term one-meaning and to establish a network by integrating and linking “cloned” expertise with relevant knowledge, information and data. 

One-Term One-Meaning is one of MIP’s proprietary processes that establishes and maintains consistent terminology across all mental step and all decision-making processes.  It ensures accurate collaboration, interpretation and understanding among individuals.

Prior Judgement Data Mart is built and updated by the ICR.  It contains the results of every judgment that individuals make when they use an expert’s “cloned” decision-making process.  For the first time it is possible to track and understand how individuals think as they performed their job, make decisions and solve problems.

Real-Time Decision-Making Processes are used as a job is being performed, a decision is being made or a problem is being solved, e.g., as a teacher evaluates a student, a physician diagnoses a patient; an artist paints a picture, etc.