Influence of County Management Strategies on Implementation of Development Projects in Teso North Sub-County, Busia Kenya
A suitable organizational structure assists project management team to achieve high performance in the project through gains in efficiency and effectiveness. Specific project objectives are set to be achieved at the end of each project. The objectives may vary from one project to the other. Time, cost and quality objectives are however basic and common to almost all projects; they are discussed in the success subject matter of most projects (Belassi and Tukel, 1996).The purpose of the study was to establish whether organizational structure has any significant impact on the implementation of development projects in Teso North Sub County, Busia Kenya. The following objective guided the study;to establish influence of leadership styles on implementation of project development in Teso North Sub County, Busia Kenya; to examine the influence of communication channel on development of projects in Teso North Sub County, Busia Kenya; to evaluate influence of citizens participation in project development in Teso North Sub County, Busia Kenya; to determine influence of time management in the project implementation in Teso North Sub County, Busia Kenya. The study adapted a descriptive survey research design. The study target population was 2000 respondents representing the total number of employees from Teso North Sub County. A sample size of 200 respondents from Teso North Sub County was used in the study. The study adapted a systematic random sampling technique to select the sample population of the County employees by picking the tenth employee from the respective department’s namely top management, middle level management and lower level management. Questionnaires were used to collect data. A pilot study was done from the neighboring Teso South Sub County. To ascertain the reliability of the instruments, test-retest method was employed. Frequency tables and percentages were used to analyze the collected data and the information in tables was explained to enhance interpretation of the data. Results were interpreted and the required recommendations were made at the end of the study. Use of questionnaire was preferred due to its practicability and applicability to the research problem and the convenient size of the target population. The collected data was analyzed by the aid of SPSS, frequencies, tables and percentages. The results are presented through the use of tables. Basing on the objectives of the study, findings were compiled to establish factors influencing successful implementation of development projects and it was was established form the study that communication channels and community participation highly influenced successful implementation of development projects. 173 respondents participated in the study presenting an 86.5% return rate with data being presented in tables, cross tabulation with mini tabs presenting chi-square results and likelihood ratios. Further factors influencing the study were termed moderating and included multiple implementing agencies, sanctions on implantation and government’s interference in implementation of such projects.
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