Factors influencing management of change in public sector organizations in Kenya
Public sector reforms have become increasingly common, partly as a consequence of the growing pressure on public funds, These reforms are partly influenced by private sector norms and by the values of New Public Management, both as concerns strategy and as concerns implementation. This study sought to determine the factors influencing management of change in public sector organizations in Kenya and was-guided by a cross sectional descriptive research design with a sample size of 155 respondents in public sector organizations in Kenya. The study used a cross sectional descriptive research design to carry out the research. A sample of 155 respondents were selected using nonprobability sampling with a research questionnaire. The study found out that the major triggers for change management in the organization were external factors. The study also found out that communication, attitude towards change, organizational change and organizations systems were the major factors influencing change in public sector organizations in Kenya. The study recommends that for effective implementation of change management practices in the institutions, proper communication networks must be enhanced. It recommends further that employee adaptability should be tackled by enlightening them in advance through seminars, workshops and offering training programs to influence change management in the institution. The study recommends that the institutions implementing change management should enhance organizational culture to influence success in the change management practices. It recommends that the institution should install systems (for instance technological) that are compatible with the change management practices. The study finally recommends that change agents responsible of leading the change management practices should strive to encourage others for excellence through employees' own behavior and full recognition of high standards of behavior.