Strategic management practices and challenges at nandi county government
This research was carried out with the objective of establishing the strategic management practices adopted by the Nandi County Government and the challenges faced in adopting strategic practices at Nandi County Government. A review of relevant literature revealed that strategic management is a very important approach that all businesses need to enhance effectiveness. It is known to support professionalism, profitability and sustainable value addition when applied according to best practice. The research problem was studied by use of a case study and a content analysis was used. The interviews were done in the five departments of the Nandi County government namely; legislative committee, legal and research, human resource and administration; finance and accounting and the ICT departments. A case study was used to investigate the extent of strategic management practices and establish challenges relating on various strategic management practices adopted by Nandi County government. The researcher administered the interview guide in person by booking appointments with the target respondents. Primary data was used in this study. The data collected was analyzed in order to determine the relationship between the strategic management practices adopted by the Nandi County government and the challenges faced. This study concludes that, although faced with challenges during the adoption of the strategic management practices like inadequate financial resources, politics,Hr malpractices, liberalization of services and diseases like HIV/AIDS, it was established that the Nandi County practice good strategic management practices. This study recommends that performance reward system to be established, review policies on resource allocation, hiring staff with new skills and training existing employees to learn new skills.