Management of strategic change at Ewaso Nyiro south development authority, Kenya
Organizational change is an important aspect in management due to the unpredictable and ever changing environment. In order to survive and prosper in such an environment, organization should adjust their internal strategy to effectively react to external changes in the environment. It involves managing both business and people in a changing environment so that organization changes can be successful. Ewaso Nyiro South Development Authority (ENSDA) has been planning and transforming its internal control systems and restructuring, implementing structural transformation, revamping and creating performance standards, and implementing sustainability strategy in order to achieve its mandate. This research project sought to find out management of strategic change at ENSDA and the challenges the institution has been facing in managing strategic change. The objectives were to establish how ENSDA managed strategic change, find out challenges faced and measures taken to deal with challenges. A case study design was used to determine the state of change management at ENSDA. Primary and secondary data was collected and analyzed using content analysis. The study findings indicate that employee training, seminars, workshops, team building, communication, restructuring, culture change and changes in the physical infrastructure are some of the change management practices that have been instrumental in management strategic change at ENSDA. It is therefore concluded that ENSDA is capable of managing change and should continue implementing all planned changes in ICT and GIS projects to realize complete change. The study recommends that ENSDA should pursue sustainability strategy to raise internal sources of funds to sustain its operations and order to achieve its mandate.
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