Helping you Meet the NPS Mission
Do you (or your NPS team) feel frustrated, overworked, underappreciated and unable to meet the mission? The combined challenges of the extended shutdown, increased visitation, shrinking ONPS base funds, changing visitor demographics, critical staff vacancies, and the ongoing pandemic have stressed NPS leaders to the point where it is getting difficult to meet the mission.
Challenge: Increased Visitation
How are you adapting your management strategy to meet changing visitation?
JOTR is employing an all hands on deck strategy that requires all park employees to help manage visitation peaks - accountants are directing cars to parking lots; scientists are doing educational outreach at trailheads; the superintendent is occasionally collecting fees.
As a result, JOTR employees feel more connected to one another and the resource. They also have a better sense of visitor impacts and how to mitigate damage.
Challenge: Do "More With Less"
When did your leadership team last gather to talk about strategy?
Project managers at GRCA realize they need a sophisticated strategy to make the transcanyon pipeline replacement project a success because it will impact (and possibly interrupt) all NPS operations for years to come.
GRCA gathered leaders from across the park to look at maps and timelines in order to collaboratively create a vision that they recommended to the superintendent.
Challenge: Waning Staff Morale
How are you celebrating your staff and their accomplishments?
The Denver Service Center recognizes that more than a year of working remotely (on top of a prolonged shutdown) has fractured teams and stressed staff, It has also made communication about key projects and priorities a challenge.
DSC invited Moline Creative to help them celebrate their success and visualize their accomplishments during a virtual meeting.