Perceived factors influencing performance targets at ministry of industrialization and enterprise development
The objective of the study was to assess factors perceived to influence performance targets set by Ministry of Industrialization and Enterprise development. Descriptive research design was used for the study. The study targeted departmental heads and employees in the Ministry of Industrialization and Enterprise Development headquarters. On the determination of the effect of strategic plan on achievement of performance targets, the study found that 77% of the respondents agreed that strategic plans affect the achievement of performance targets. The respondents agreed with the statement that performance evaluation helps in the improvement of work performance by enhancing productivity of the employees thus target achievement (mean between 1.1-2.0). Regarding the effect of training on achievement of performance targets, the study found that the respondents agreed with the statements that employees must have technical skills that define and measure performance targets that are aligned to organization‟s overall vision and mission (mean score between 1.1-2.0). TQM was found to help in improving the quality of services provided by the ministry of industrialization (mean score between 1.1-2.0). The study concluded that factors such as strategic planning, performance evaluation, technical skills and TQM affect the achievement of performance targets at the Ministry of Industrialization and Enterprise Development. It was recommended that supervisors and managers should work closely with the employees to monitor their performance and recommend on the areas of training for improvement.