Factors Affecting Employee Contribution towards Strategy Implementation: Case Study of Western Kenya Community Driven Development & Flood Mitigation Project

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dc.contributor.author Kamau, Irene Wahu
dc.date.accessioned 2016-12-09T09:44:43Z
dc.date.available 2016-12-09T09:44:43Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri http://erepo.usiu.ac.ke/11732/3054
dc.description A research Project Report submitted to the Chandaria School of Business in Partial Fulfilment for the Requirements of Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to investigate the factors affecting employee contribution towards strategy implementation. This research led to the unveiling of information on some of the factors which affect strategy implementation. They include organizational factors such as organizational culture, structure and leadership styles; employee factors such as motivation, job satisfaction and employee attitude; External factors such a political- legal, economic-social cultural and technological-ecological issues. A descriptive research design was used to describe characteristics of the population and phenomenon being studied. The target group was the WKCDD employees who add up to a hundred and twenty. A purposive sampling technique was used on all relevant clusters to choose which clusters were included in the study. A likert scale was applied in the questionnaire with the extent of agreement or disagreement in a statement the respondents were provided with. An open question per objective was also paused. In this particular study, data collected was coded to SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences) for both qualitative and quantitative analysis. Data was analyzed using descriptive statistics, mean scores, standard deviation, frequencies distributions and percentiles. The correlation analysis was used to identify the relationship that exists between the study variables. Presentation of the data was in form of tables and charts. The first study revealed that the organizational structure affects the contribution of employees towards strategy implementation. It also revealed that the choice of organizational culture influences their taking part in ensuring there is successful strategy implementation as well as that the kind of leadership style choice by management influence the success of strategy implementation by employees in their various capacities. The second study revealed that employee’s level of motivation is a factor that affects their contribution towards strategy implementation. The third study revealed that Political- legal factors, sociocultural factors, ecological factors technological factors and economic issues all external factors influence the contribution of employee towards strategy implementation. The study concluded that it is important for management to look at the organizational factors and ensure that it drives employees to contribute towards strategy implementation. A flatter organizational structure would be preferred; organization needs to move to a more collective organizational culture and a less authoritative leadership style. It was also concluded that the organization needs to consider employee factors, appreciation and rewarding of employees, job context factors especially relationship with supervisors that need to be worked on to ensure job satisfaction. It was also concluded that it is important for organizations to mitigate effects of external factors. Political stability was most important to the employees. Inflation as an economic factor needs to be keenly handled. Finally cleanliness of the environment was another key factor revealed to affect employees has management need to maintain a clean environment so as to create a conducive working environment. The study recommended less bureaucracy in structures, a friendlier culture as well as approachable leadership styles. It was also recommended recognition and rewards as a way of motivating employees, improving relationship with supervisors through trainings to improve job satisfaction. en_US
dc.publisher United States International University - Africa en_US
dc.subject Employee Contribution en_US
dc.subject Strategy Implementation en_US
dc.subject Western Kenya Community Driven Development & Flood Mitigation Project en_US
dc.title Factors Affecting Employee Contribution towards Strategy Implementation: Case Study of Western Kenya Community Driven Development & Flood Mitigation Project en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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