The State Of Strategic Planning In The Teachers Service Commission Kenya
This research focuses on strategic planning practices at the Teacher Service Commission (TSC) of Kenya. Strategic planning has been viewed as a systematic process of envisioning a desired future and translating this vision into broadly defined goals or objectives and a sequence of steps to achieve them. Strategic planning is a means to an end, a method used to position an organization through prioritizing its use of resources according to identified goals in an effort to guide its direction and development over a period of time. Strategic planning practices have been adopted by many other institutions including State Corporations. The main interests of the study was to determine strategic planning practices in TSC through evaluating the factors that influence strategic planning practices in TSC establishing its efficiency, and determining the challenges that are associated with it. The researcher used an interview guide as the preferred data collection instrument. The interview guide was used to collect data through open-ended questions to the managers. Data was analyzed using context analysis. The findings of the study indicated that strategic planning practices at TSC composed of strategic themes that broadly outline the objectives and strategic initiating that outline action plans. It was found out that there are both internal and external factors that influence strategic planning practices at TSC. The organization ensures that their plans are in line with the strategic plan by use of the monitoring and evaluation tool.