Challenges of the implementation of strategic decisions in Bungoma county, Kenya
Implementation of strategic decisions is critical to a company’s success. Strategic decisions are the chosen alternative that affects key factors which determine the success of an organization's strategy. Strategic decisions in the Kenya Vision 2030 are the highest strategic choices geared towards guiding the country into the envisioned future and determine the success or failure in shaping the development course. The purpose of this study was to explore the reasons for delayed successes in Bungoma County projects and it identifies numerous bureaucratic obstacles to effective planning and implementation of strategic decision and suggests how these obstacles can most effectively be eliminated. This study reviewed literature on devolution of functions and governance systems in Bungoma county Government and provides a review of strategy implementation literature to identify the main inhibitors of successful strategy implementation and evaluate the contribution it can make to strategy implementation, in particular how it may be able to mitigate the problems associated with strategic decisions implementation. First it looked at the definition of data in relation to information and knowledge. Sources of data, both internal and external have been identified. The research design was a descriptive survey involving a target population of County executive committee members who were respondents. The research instrument was an interview schedule covering all the study parameters. The data collected was analyzed using content analysis. The study found that that successful strategy implementation can go a long way in helping an organization gain a competitive edge, help in defining the business of the organization and also help in achieving right direction. The study results have highlighted many areas that need to be addressed in order to make the implementation of strategic by the Bungoma County more successful. There is need for the county government to consider addressing these issues expansively to make the process successful. The study found that those involved in strategy implementation process in the organization were senior managers, middle level managers and top management and all the other employees. Communication was also found to be a key success factor within strategic Decision implementation. The study recommends that the management should ensure that they employ and deploy qualified and competent individuals. Also the study recommends that Bungoma County Government should employ monitoring/Evaluation mechanism, also allocate enough funds to allow projects completion.