Managing local resources

Currently, local authorities control resource allocation and spending for large areas and some parts of those areas provide incentives to whom those in control of the budgets find more appealing.  This is wrong but the only way to eliminate this waste is to take direct control of your local resources.

However, things still need to be managed and Smallism provides training for Service Managers, who, working with other SMs from nearby wards can provide the best possible budget/limitations for each ward.

Articles here discuss how your community can take control of your local resources and manage them for fun and profit.

Overview of Transitioning to Smallism

Once understood, the actual transition will mean very little day-to-day change for individuals. After all, Smallism isn't a revolution of society, it's society taking back the ownership and responsibility that rightfully belongs to the community.

In the same way that all FTSE100 companies have made the transition from Silo departmental thinking to Process-based Management using such methodologies as the ISO9000 family of products, Information Technology Infrastructure Library, or PRINCE2 project management a country can achieve the same change.

The professional Project and Program Managers are already out there to ensure change is what’s required, rather than what’s wanted (A stated aim of PRINCE2 project management and product development) to help wards make the transition.

National Debt and Central government spending

While Smallism's ideal is that everything should be done at the local level there are situations and services that benefit from national oversight and this of course has to be paid for.  However, the structure of smallism ensures that government mission creep cannot exist.

It should be noted that in the Small Town Parish Wards annual bill a provision has been made to pay down the national debt in 100 years and also that the costs attributed to the ministries are gross over-estimations of current ONS figures. 

These costs would fall under Smallism as the services currently funded through the treasury are devolved down to the ward, and the people, to manage as they see fit.

Transition Project Implementation Training will have to be developed for those following a career as a Ward Manager and then subsequent specializations that will develop as the position becomes more efficient.

Stage 1

Ward Using the existing wards as a starting point, communities will be encouraged to hold planning meetings to understand how the system works and decide how they wish their Ward to be managed. At this stage, the boundaries of wards may change by agreement of a property owner and the Ward they wish to join.

Efficiency for both Utilities and Ward Managers is ensured by giving the investors in the area the ability to tender to all providers without infrastructure restriction and the ability to simply sack and replace an under-performing Ward Manager.

Stage 2

Returning infrastructures to the people Utility infrastructures, such as electricity and water, will be sold to the ward in whose property they reside. This will provide utility companies with a huge inflow of cash which can be used to buy back shares on the legacy markets so that they can eventually be listed locally when investment is required and prepare for their operations as a customer-focused organization. Should a ward be unable to fund a direct purchase during the transition phase there are many ways businesses deal with this such as leaseback arrangements while the ward begins to get their financial state in order.

Stage 3 Infrastructure Maintenance

The maintenance contract is then put out to and a service provider selected.  Companies bid for the contracts and agree on service levels with Ward Manager who is working on service quality and budget as agreed by the ward.

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