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.
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 Wards Start taking responsibility for simple services
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 Greater responsibility with bigger service projects and collaboration with neighbours
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 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.