Determinants of strategy implementation at the institute of quantity surveyors of Kenya
Strategy implementation or strategy execution task is easily the most complicated and time consuming part of strategic management. While strategy formulation is primarily an intellectual and creative act involving analysis and synthesis, implementation is a handson operation and action oriented human behavioral activity that calls for executive leadership and key managerial skills. The objective of this study was to examine the determinants of implementation of strategies at the Institute of Quantity Surveyors of Kenya. The study was designed as a case study and primary data was obtained through interactive interviews of senior managers at the Institute of Quantity Surveyors of Kenya. The study established that strategy implementation at the Institute of Quantity Surveyors of Kenya is mainly influenced by commitment of the top management, communication process, coordination of activities and organizational culture. The study recommends that top management should ensure stakeholders involvement in strategy implementation; direction and guidance through different phases of strategy implementation; place resources at employees' disposal, pick out the people and teams best able to move the project forward; encourage the staff during strategy implementation. The study also recommends continuous monitoring of strategy implementation, development of an integrated communications plan, the need to build a culture that supports strategy implementation and further research on strategic management approaches adopted by government institutions.