Organizational Structure

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How can communities function more effectively, with much less bureaucratic inefficiency and political manipulation?

In the modern era, humanity has made much progress in decreasing discriminatory hierarchical abuses and bringing about greater freedoms and equality for women, racial minorities, the disabled, singles, LGBTQ+ people, adherents of any religion or spiritual practice, and the impoverished.

Much progress remains to be made, but progress is limited by the inefficiencies, inequities, and manipulations of today’s systems, including economic, governmental, industrial, agricultural, and community infrastructural systems.

Replacing these systems with the correctly scaled, calibrated, and transparent NewVistas system will enable humanity to make even greater social progress and raise the quality of living for all who choose to participate.

Community Groupings

A NewVistas community can begin to take shape before the physical campus, as follows:

HouseholdThe core unit of a NewVistas community is a household composed of an individual, couple, family, or other compatible small group. Most households comprise 1–4 individuals, but a household could be as large as 16 individuals. 

GroupTen households comprise a group. Groups are arranged according to the four largest adult demographics: single females, single males, married females, and married males. A captain serves each group, helping individuals meet their needs and, when needed, get assistance from community agencies.

BranchFour groups comprise a branch of about 100 individuals who interact socially and look out for each other. The four group captains together serve as a branch presidency. In a physical campus, a branch occupies one apartment building.

VillageTen branches comprise a village. Villages organize activities for specific groups, such as youth, elderly, or singles. A village is served by three presidencies, each with four individuals, and these presidencies form a village board. A full-sized NewVistas campus contains 96 villages, each occupying half a block.

DistrictFour villages comprise a district. Districts organize activities, sports, and service projects that need many individuals to be successful. A district is served by three presidencies, each with four individuals, and these presidencies form a district board. A full-sized NewVistas campus contains 24 districts, with each district responsible for one of the community’s 24 central multipurpose buildings.

CommunityFull communities of 75,000–100,000 people can coordinate large-scale activities such as arts festivals, sports tournaments, drama, and large service projects.

Community Organizational Structure

The NewVistas system is a matrix rather than a hierarchy. It breaks down all community functions into strictly defined duties that unpaid public servants can accomplish in about four hours a week.

The core organizational unit in NewVistas is a presidency composed of four individual presidents: a single woman, single man, married woman, and married man. All equal in status, these four presidents occupy adjacent offices and make decisions together. Every time a presidency meets, the presiding and clerking responsibilities rotate among the four presidents. 

In the NewVistas organizational structure, every position is filled by a presidency of four individuals, each representing a main adult demographic: single male, married female, single female, married male.  

A NewVistas community organizational structure includes 480 community presidencies of four individuals, for a total of 1,920 community servants. In many instances, three presidencies combine to form a board of 12 individuals. The 480 community presidencies and boards include the following:

  • 12 trustee presidencies that form four demographic boards
  • 24 agency presidencies that form eight bureau boards
  • 84 assistant agency presidencies
  • 72 district presidencies that form 24 district boards
  • 288 village presidencies that form 96 village boards

In addition, 960 presidencies of four presidents (captains) serve local branches of 100 people, for a total of 3,840 branch servants.

Thus, the organizational structure comprises 132 boards, 1,440 presidencies, and 5,760 individuals serving a community of 96,000 people. This equates to 6% of a community’s total population serving part time as unpaid community servants.

In a NewVistas community, public servants have term and tenure limits, so no long-term public careers are possible. The focus stays on each defined position rather than on the individual serving in that position, so every community participant always knows exactly which position to consult for a particular need, even when the individual serving in that position has changed.

Besides the 12 trustee presidencies, all the other community presidencies function within two departments, each with four bureaus and 12 agencies, as shown below. This matrix is also divided into three verticals, each with eight agencies.

Human & Financial Capital Department
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Participant
Support Vertical
Business
Support Vertical
Commercial
Support Vertical
Village
Bureau
Human
Relations
Agency
Stewardships
Agency
Asset Leasing
Agency
District
Bureau
Food/Nutrition
Agency
Education / Life Planning
Agency
Health
Agency
Economics
Bureau
Investment
Bank
Agency
Capital
Fund
Agency
Community
Bank
Agency
Public
Admin.
Bureau
Communication
Agency
Bylaws
Agency
Public
Relations
Agency

Process & Property Department
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Participant
Support Vertical
Business
Support Vertical
Commercial
Support Vertical
Regulatory
Bureau
Intellectual
Property
Agency
Legal
Agency
Audit
Agency
Data
Bureau
Accounting
Agency
Data & Publishing
Agency
QHSE
Agency
Business
Development
Bureau
Business
Planning
Agency
Marketing
Agency
Underwriting
Agency
Urban
Planning
Bureau
Villages / Apartments / Gardens / Ponds
Agency
Hubs
Agency
Equipment / Fixtures
Agency

NewVista Megalopolis

A NewVista megalopolis consists of 50 adjacent communities, joined at their shared transportation easements. Each megalopolis occupies 144 square miles, houses 3.75 million to 5 million inhabitants, and is surrounded by a large wilderness buffer of about 288 square miles.

At the NewVista megalopolis level, representatives of 50 adjacent communities form a council of 50 presidencies (200 individuals) that coordinate quarterly on issues affecting the entire megalopolis, particularly related to the shared transportation easements and wilderness buffer zone.[1] This council cannot impinge on any individual community’s autonomy.[2]

Worldwide NewVistas

NewVistas is a worldwide pattern and system for up to 12 billion people[3] living in as many as 120,000 communities grouped into 2,400 NewVista megalopolises.

At the worldwide NewVistas level, 12 area presidencies (48 individuals) form four demographic boards and can appoint up to 490 assistant area presidencies (1,960 individuals). The assistant area presidents visit communities remotely two by two (single man, single woman, married man, married woman) to appoint community trustee presidencies and help maintain overall system integrity.

Next Chapter
Next, learn how the NewVistas economic system functions and flourishes.
Economic System
  1. Ultimately, humans will no longer use energy-consuming, polluting cars, trucks, ships, and airplanes. Transport of people and cargo between megalopolises could ultimately be via high-speed vacuum tubes. See, for example, “A Real Tube Carrying Dreams of 600-M.P.H. Transit,” New York Times, Feb. 18, 2019.
  2. Each individual community’s capital bank presidency represents the community at quarterly meetings of the council of 50. Capital bank presidents have responsibility for community easements and are in the best position to commit the community to providing 1/50th of capital requirements needed for megalopolis-wide projects.
  3. The United Nations predicts that the world population will reach 11.2 billion in 2100 and stabilize soon thereafter. See World Population Prospects.