Strategy implementation challenges in the developmental Non-Government Organizations in Kenya
Implementation is the process that turns strategies and plans into actions to accomplish the set objectives. In as much as strategies could be brilliant, they do not assure effective performance, how strategies are implemented matters in determining organizational performance. Strategy implementation is concerned with the design and management of systems to achieve the best integration of people, structures, processes, and resources, in reaching organizational purposes thus consist of securing resources, organizing them and directing their use within and outside the organization. The study focuses on the challenges of strategy implementation within the Development NGOs. The objectives of the study were to establish challenges of strategy implementation within the development NGOs sector in Kenya and determine the measures that can be taken to address the challenges. The study used cross sectional survey in collecting data from based on 10% of sample frame of 100 developments NGOs. Random sampling method was used in choosing the 24 NGOs that participated in the survey. All the respondents were drawn from the Development NGOs. The key findings were obtained and analyzed in chapter four according to the research objectives. During the survey the researcher found out that though most Development NGOs have strategies in place, they face myriads of problem when implementing these strategies; indeed researcher confirmed that various factors such as leadership, Structures, Culture, and Communication, organization system, staff and skills impact on how strategy is implemented within the Development NGOs. From the discussions and conclusions, the researcher recommends that in addressing these challenges, the development NGOs need to invest on their Human Resources through frequent training programmes. It also recommended proper planning thereby matching the tasks to the resources and avoiding side planning that disrupt implementation of planned activities. The major limitation to this study was refusal of some of the NGOs to fill the questionnaire while others turned violent.