Strategy implementation challenges facing Kenya Bureau of Standards
Strategic management the way in which an organization identifies its strategic direction and aligns its operational processes to its strategy. Strategy implementation involves organization of the finn's resources and motivation of the staff to achieve the organizational objectives. Difficulties in strategy implementation are occasioned by obstacles or impediments to the implementation process. The study narrowed its research to strategy implementation challenges facing Kenya bureau of standards. The case study design was used and data was collected through the use of interview. The target population was 10 respondents from senior management of KEBS. The McKinsey's 7-S model was used as a guide on the themes of analysis as concerns the strategy implementation challenges. This was used as the basis for making conclusion and recommendation. The study evaluated strategy implementation process and established strategy implementation challenges facing KEBS. The study revealed that KEBS has a strategic plan and it's implemented through implementation scheme that that guides the implementation process. The challenges facing strategy implementation at KEBS included poor internal communication, unsound reward system, mismatch between strategy and organizational structure, incompatible culture, resources insufficiency, failure to revise strategic plan, and inadequate technical staff and inappropriate policies. The study recommends that management should work toward effective communication, compatible culture, effective policies, efficient systems, diversification of revenue collection,recruitment of adequate technical staff and training staff to fill the skills gap.