Strategy implementation at st. John's community centre - Pumwani (Nairobi)
Strategy formulation and development is the development of long term plans for the effective management of opportunities and threats in light of the organization's strengths and weaknesses. Strategy formulation is a social and political process in which interest groups with conflicting interest and bargaining powers interact. The process must have the blessings of all interested parties and the top management should playa leading role in the exercise. The general objective of this study was to investigate the strategy implementation at SJCC. More specifically, the study sought to: analyze strategy implementation process at SJCC and identify factors that affect strategy implementation at SJCC. Content analysis was used to analyse the qualitative primary data which had been collected by conducting interviews and secondary information from the organization. The findings from the study suggest that the organization had developed strategies which were geared towards accomplishment of the organizations objectives. Involvement of employees in strategy formulation was the main reason for the faster implementation of strategies. The major challenges faced by the organization in implementing its strategies were cited as; non commitment of donors to commit themselves to support a new strategic plan given the start to its completion including review and supporting its recommendation, donor influence on the strategy direction, or change the strategy mid-stream to suit their focus, Inadequate analysis of progress being made as planned, Financial constraints, Lack of implementation continuity if a staff leaves due to absence of project operational manuals, duplication of activities and reporting over the same activities which calls for effective design of the programmes and donors do not make a commitment for long term strategic plan support.