Relationship between strategic change management and employee performance at the ministry of finance, Kenya
e study established that employees job performance is crucial to the ministry’ overall performance ; employees’ awareness of change lacks in the ministry due to bureaucracy that is within the ministry as decisions and communication go through several layers. During and after change management the organization requires different sets of skills to achieve certain level of performance; employees who remain after the change process are left with a huge work load and this places them under extreme stress and that during the period of strategic change in the ministry the nature and content of jobs change which affect individual employees’ performance. There is need for the ministry to provide adequate support and development to managers to help drive change through the organization; to reduce the levels of uncertainty in the organisation and facilitate acceptance and improved performance by communicating to employees. Employees who are affected by organizational changes need to be trained and also be given the opportunity to vent their feelings through consistent communication and listening process. There is need for constant review of the job performance levels of the employees who are handling redesigned jobs so that they can be able to take remedial action in case of poor performance by the employees. The world is always changing with time, and managers face complex and challenging pressures and opportunities. Faced with stiffer competition and dizzying technological advances, companies often must change course to stay competitive. The changes must inevitably improve employees performance, however in order to achieve high performance through employees, the organization must consider them as assets and must treat them with attention so that they become productive (Harington, 2003). The purpose of the study was to investigate the relationship between strategic change management and employee performance at the Ministry of Finance, Kenya. The study sought to answer the question how does strategic change promote employee performance at the Ministry of Finance in Kenya? The study will be significant to the Ministry of Finance, other public service organizations and even the private sector will be able to gauge the adequacy or capability of major responses to the ever-increasing changing environment in the public service, the face of deregulation and liberalization and how they can apply them in challenging environmental surrounding in their day-to-day business. The study will facilitate individual Researchers to identify gaps in the current research and carry out research in those areas.