Strategy implementation and its challenges: A case of African Braille Centre
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The focus of this study was strategy implementation and its challenges by African Braille Centre. Strategy implementation is not as well structured and formatted as strategy formulation. The process of strategy implementation has many challenges leading to most organizations failing to implement their strategies successfully. The main interest of the study is to find out how African Braille Centre has implemented its strategies and the challenges they face in implementing their strategies. Data for the study was collected from senior staff in African Braille Centre. The researcher used a questionnaire as primary data collection instrument. The questionnaire had both open-ended and closed-ended questions covering strategy implementation and its challenges and was administered using drop and pick method. Summary tables containing frequencies, percentages, means and standard deviation have been used extensively in presenting the findings of the study. The findings of the study indicate that ABC is on track in implementing its strategies. This has been made possible through having staff who are committed, having annual plans, sound leadership, supportive organization structure, supportive systems and procedure, and resources/budget allocation. However, the shortcomings came from lack of training for staff and inadequate communication in the organization. The findings of the study should be understood in light of the limitations of the study. This study is helpful to ABC as they engage in mid term review of their strategic plan for period 2006 – 2010 at the end of this year. The study should also be useful to other non-profit organisations whose responsibilities include formulating and implementing strategies.