Strategy implementation by Lake Basin Development Authority
The dynamism and unpredictability of the environment has necessitated the adoption of strategy formulation and implementation in their organizations. Aosa (1992) states that in this dynamic environment organizations have to constantly adapt to their activities and internal configurations to reflect the new realities failure to do this may put the future of the firm in jeopardy. In the strategic process the organization looks at the strengths, weakness that it has and explores the opportunities and threats that exist in the environment. The organization seeks to achieve competitive advantage. This was a case study of strategy implementation at Lake Basin development. Lake Basin Development authority is a parastatal under the ministry of regional development. It covers the area which drains in to Lake Victoria. This area covers the Western province, Nyanza province and parts of the rift valley province. It is one of the seven development authorities that exist in Kenya. Lake Basin Development Authority has a strategic plan in place that covers the period 2008 to 2012. The strategic plan was developed by the help of a consultant. It clearly states the mission and the vision of the Authority. They are further broken down in to specific departmental goals and objectives. This strategy was implemented by first changing the organization structure in to the new developed one. The personnel were then filled in to the positions created. The procedures, policies and rules were revised to adapt to the new strategy being implemented. All departments were required to revise their procedures. The Managing Director was entrusted with taking the leadership role in the implementation of the strategic plan. The line managers were also entrusted with taking leadership for the specific departments. Feedback measures were put in place to monitor the implementation of the strategic plan.