Change management practices by the Kenya Road Authorities
Change management practices in the Kenya Roads Authorities will be viewed in terms of its effects at the individual, group, and agency, and society, national or international level. This study seeks to examine the change management practices in the Kenya Road Authorities .The objectives of the study were to examine the change management practices adopted by Kenya Roads Authorities and to examine the factors affecting the selection of a change management practices. The descriptive survey design was deemed to portray clear pictures of what change management practices has been adopted in the Kenya Roads Authorities. The population for this study were the three Kenya Road Authorities, which comprise of Kenya National Highways Authority, the Kenya Rural Roads Authority and Kenya Urban Roads Authority. The study used primary data which was collected using designed questionnaire From the findings, the study concludes that factors that influenced the adoption of change management practices in the Kenya Road Authorities included need for performance improvement, cost reduction and communication means influence adoption of change management practices to a level of staff involvement in the process, technological advancement and training of the employees Strategic choice. The demand for better roads and change in the environment and the needs of all stakeholders including road users, investors and financiers has also influenced change management practices in the Kenya Road Authorities. The study concludes that staff degree of resistance, resources availability in the Authorities influences the selections of the change management practices to a very great extent. Other factor that further influence change management practices include political interference, lack of trust in the change by staff and the time frame. Management needs to explain the reasons for and means of change management practices to win the support of the staff in the Kenya Road Authorities.