Influence of management Strategies on the high turnover of the employees at the Catholic University of ST. Thomas Aquinas in Ethiopia
The title of the research is: the influence of the management strategies on the high turnover of employees at the Ethiopian Catholic University of St. Thomas Aquinas. The purpose of the study therefore is to find out to what extent management strategies playa vital role in the high turnover of employees at the University. The specific objectives of the study were to explore: the influence of planning strategies, the influence of directing strategies, the influence of organizing strategies, the influence of controlling strategies on the high turnover of the employees at the University. The study was delimited to the Catholic University in Ethiopia. The study's target population included Board of directors, Mangers at different levels, Teachers and Consultants. The study had also a limitation that English language is neither the mother tongue nor the national language in Ethiopia. This therefore was a barrier for the researcher and the respondents. The literature review consulted the view of different writers/authors in relation to the research problem identified, which is, why there is a high turnover of employees at the University. The literature review assessed the historical development of the University and the different strategies in management. The study had a research methodology which included research design, which is descriptive survey. The sample population of five boards of directors, four managers at different levels, five teachers, three consultants, and total seventeen participated in the study was obtained. The research methodology also used sampling procedure, which is purposive sampling. This is to say a non probability sampling technique. The researcher administered questionnaire to all the target population in the data collection procedure. The reliability and validity of the research instrument was assessed. The study is conceptualized by independent variables which include Planning as setting goals and objectives, Organizing as coordinating organizational resources, Directing as effective communication and Controlling as evaluating. The study was expected to reveal the dependent variable, which is the high turnover of employees, influenced by the management strategies. The reliability and validity of the findings was addressed. Last but not least, as summary of the findings, the study found that the University faced a lot of challenges right from its start. Lack of clear strategies on how to manage the university, and conflict among staff members were some of the problems identified. The study concluded that the management at the university needed to regularly evaluate itself to amend its problems. The study put as a suggestion that there was a need to carry out a research to determine for the University on how to move forward despite the many challenges facing.