Simple thinking is unicist thinking. To deal with unicist ontological solutions individuals have to need to produce results and have a basic solution in their minds.
To recognize it the individual needs to have the concept of a solution in order to be able to compare it with the solution provided by the ontological algorithm.
People who have problems and not solutions in their minds cannot recognize ontologies. They need to rationalize them, transforming them into rationalisms.
Unicist algorithms are only necessary to manage adaptive systems. They are unnecessary for administrative functions.
An analogy will explain the difference between both. An administrative system is a simple procedure that uses forward-chaining thinking approaches:
1 + 1 = 2 is a simple administrative system that is solved by knowing how the adding process has to be done.
On the other hand, adaptive systems are complex. Their elements are interdependent and the only observable behaviors are their results:
2 = ∞ alternatives. This means that an individual has to find the best solution that achieves the result. This implies working with backward-chaining thinking approaches.
Backward thinking implies being able to think from the end to the beginning. Consider a mounting line. It is the capacity of an individual to decompose the final “product” into its components.