Determinants of Strategy Implementation in Mandera County Government
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The main aim of the research was to establish the determinants of strategy implementation in Mandera County Government. The goals of the research were: to determine the influence of top management commitment, individual responsibilities organizational culture and communication in of Mandera County Government. The research was directed by The McKinsey 7-S Model, Co-Evolutionary Theory and Mintzberg's Model. The target population included Senior Management Staff, Middle Management Staff, and Lower Management Staff. Thus from the above the target population composed of 58 respondents. The research used census technique; the data collection instrument that was used to collect data from the selected respondents includes the questionnaire. The data was organized, edited, analyzed and interpreted using descriptive statistics. Study used the computer programmer SPSS version 23 and Regression model to analyze the data. The results were presented using frequency tables, percentages and charts. The research findings indicated that top management commitment, organizational culture, communication and individual responsibilities would have a significant influence on strategy implementation in Mandera County Government. The study recommended that leadership needs to support the strategy implementation of the county government in order to enhance efficiency and improve performance and that management offers financial support to increase implementation of strategies which is crucial on improving performance. There is also need for the management to be very keen in making strategic decisions necessary in improving the county government in strategy implementation. The financial budget should be allocated every year to implement various strategies that are necessary on the improvement of county government performance. Lastly the study recommends that there is need for increased involvement in decision making process at either the departmental level or top management level to determine strategy implementation in Mandera County Government. There is need for the county government to adhere to the set out guidelines on strategy implementation necessary for the improvement of strategy implementation. The staff should work intensively together with the management to ensure that the staffs are motivated to realize the county governments’ strategies for improved performance. There is also need for the county government to align its strategic plan with the organization mission and expected performance targets.The study recommends that there is need for improved communication in order to increase the strategy implementation in Mandera County Government by ensuring that all are included in the communication process in order for easy implementation of the County strategy. On the other hand there is need for the county of Mandera to maintain an active and operational website and internet services in order to strategically enhance communication for effective strategy implementation. The county government needs to train its’ employees to enhance the employees IT literacy for efficient, timely and effective service delivery.