Influence of organizational capabilities in the realization of organizational objectives at Kenya national assembly
The idea of organizational capabilities plays a key role in the analysis of organizational processes because it offers a potential solution to the quest for sustained competitive advantage through the realization of organizations objectives. The importance of organizational capabilities suggests that the long-term, continuous renewal of the firm rests on both the exploitation of existing strategic capabilities for the furtherance of the institutions objectives. The study aimed at establishing the role of organizational capabilities in the attainment of organizational objectives at the Kenya National Assembly. Organizational capabilities of a company form an important role to create value and improve business performance and the realization of objectives. In attempting to get the objectives, a case study research design was adopted. An interview guide was used to collect data on organizational capabilities used by the KNA in gaining realization of its objectives. The data obtained from the interview guide was analyzed qualitatively with the use of content analysis. The study established that KNA had several internal strategic capabilities that gave it a edge in being able to realize its objectives set in the strategic plans. The research found that KNA has developed and natured a number of organizational competences such as a qualified work force, advanced IT platform, a leadership with a long term view and also a good working relationship among both the internal and external stakeholders. Thus, in cognizance of the important role their employee play, the organization has endeavored to pursue the policy of recruiting staff from all backgrounds, developed an informative induction process and in addition remunerates the same staff competitively. The organization has been steadily increasing the budget allocation on training and development over the years and the respondents appreciated this move by the management. In addition, it was also found that for the organization to benefit more on its organizational competencies, a strong leadership is required since these resources on their own cannot combine to bring a competitive advantage. The study was able to clearly demonstrate the need to have organizations understands the concept of core capabilities and how to appropriately harness and leverage on these core assets to attain the organizations objectives. To improve on the core competencies emanating from the organizations human resources, the organization need to institute performance management system and train key staff on administration of the system, review the job descriptions, personnel policies and reward system.