NWS Headquarters (HQ) Reorganization and Budget Restructure
The NWS has an incredibly noble mission – Providing weather, water, and climate data, forecasts and warnings for the protection of life and property and enhancement of the national economy. With over thirteen years of expertise working with NOAA, M2 Strategy was able to couple its consulting expertise and its knowledge of the organization to help develop the to-be organization model. M2 Strategy supported the reorganization of NWS HQ which streamlined the workforce and improved alignment of the organization’s budget structure. With the support of a highly dedicated Federal team, M2 Strategy successfully stood up Office of Organizational Excellence that plans and oversees organizational change. M2 Strategy analyzed organizational assessments and surveys and developed action plans to drive improvements to organizational health and culture. To proactively minimize risk and enhance change management processes, M2 Strategy developed a comprehensive communications plan and stakeholder outreach that increased buy-in to successfully move the organization forward.
Facilitation and Leadership Support for NESDIS IT Summit
Partnering with NOAA’s NESDIS, M2 Strategy planned, managed, and facilitated the NESDIS Information Technology Ground Summit. The yearly Summit, hosted by the NESDIS Assistant Chief of Information, brings together directors of the NESDIS offices to discuss the upcoming fiscal year’s budget and to strategically prioritize major project spending to maximize results and cost savings for the organization’s IT investments. M2 Strategy’s team drove the primary planning effort with key institutional knowledge and a fresh perspective on bringing varied interests to the table for a Summit that would foster information-sharing and decision-making. M2 assisted the ACIO and team to formulate the Summit goals, objectives, and structure; and focus Summit presentations around key themes, functions, and impacts to mission.