I have been involved in the management of both big and small war memorial sites. And over time, I have come to realize that the management of big war memorial sites tends to be a unique challenge. That is because of the sheer scale of things. There are, therefore, certain things that one needs to pay close attention to, while managing such big war memorial sites. In today’s article, I will be highlighting those things that one needs to pay close attention to, while managing a big war memorial site.
One thing that requires close attention, while managing a big war memorial site, is the question of finances. One definitely needs to have some money, to run a big war memorial site. Sometimes, the money comes from government grants. Sometimes, the families of the war heroes (who are interred in the memorial sites in question) also chip in. At yet another level, we often see the people who visit the war memorial sites — including the members of the communities close to the war memorial sites — making donations to the war memorial trustees. The money that comes in then needs to be carefully managed. Sometimes, it becomes necessary to hire an accountant, or at least a bookkeeper – even if it is on a part-time basis, to help in the management of the war memorial site finances. All said and done, the finances of a big war memorial site can’t just be ignored. An effort has to be made to ensure that such finances are well managed.
Another thing that requires close attention, while managing a big war memorial site, is the question of operations. This is where an effort has to be made, to ensure that the war memorial grounds are well tended. Also critical here is the aspect of ensuring that the people who visit the war memorial site are well guided in their visits. Also critical here is to ensure that things like the war memorial site’s website is regularly updated and that the roads (or drive ways) leading to the war memorial site are always in good condition.
Another area that requires close attention, while managing a war memorial site, is that of human resources. Usually, a number of workers have to be hired, to help in the maintenance of the war memorial site. These workers then have to be managed properly, to ensure that their productivity is optimized, and that they actually do the work they were hired to do. The welfare of the workers also has to be taken care of. To that end, it sometimes becomes necessary to set up a portal – similar to Nordstrom’s HR MyNordstrom portal, through which the staff are able to access their work-related resources. And just as Nordstrom’s portal is accessed via the Mynordstromlogin page, the portal that is set up for the war memorial site staff must have some sign in functionality… It is necessary to do all these things, in order to ensure that the people who are hired to take care of the war memorial site are well catered for. Only then will they be as productive as they are supposed to be. And only then will it be possible to retain them in the long run.