Readiness to adopt information and communication technology on organizational performance: the case of tea factories in Embu, Kenya
The aim of this study is to ascertain the influence of the adoption of Information Communication and Technology on the organizational performance the case of tea factories in Embu County. The study specifically seeks to identify the key variables in ICT as a group of elements which are hardware, software, communication and people. The study will also seek to establish the following objectives which are based on the adoption of communication platforms, software platforms, hardware platforms and people or user skills. The research questions will find out more on the objectives and will be based on how adoption communication platforms, software platforms, hardware platforms and people or user skills influence on the organizational performance. The study will adopt a cross sectional descriptive survey because it focuses at one point in time without manipulating the study environment. All members of the population will be surveyed because the numbers of managers who make decisions on policy implementation are relatively small. The study will rely on data collected from questionnaires structured to meet the objectives of the study. Responses from the questionnaires will be tabulated, coded and processed by the use of a computer statistical package for social science (SPSS)version 21 programmed to analyze the data. The study is significant as it will provide the management of the tea factories with information that they can leverage on to improve on the organizational performance of the tea factories, it will also be beneficial to the policy makers of these tea factories to make decisions that would change how operations are carried out .The study will be significant to enable tea factories consideration of adopting ICT to organizational performance.