Factors Influencing Implementation of Strategic Plan in Public Sector specifically at Mbeya District Council.

Nyerenga, Sitti U. (2021) Factors Influencing Implementation of Strategic Plan in Public Sector specifically at Mbeya District Council. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Implementation of strategic plan in public sector remained ineffective due to a number of factors including time and cost required to deliver a quality strategic plan, inadequate coordination with other management processes, especially the budget process, which is often difficult and inadequately implemented in most developing countries. Strategic plan implementation achieves advantages for the organization through its configuration of its resources within a challenging environment. The main objective of the study was to investigate the factors that influence implementation of strategic plans, selected case of Mbeya District Council (MDC). The study was guided by the four specific objectives which are; to assess the influence of organization resources in implementing strategic plan, to evaluate the extent to which stakeholders influence implementation of strategic plan, to examine how the existing organization structure affect the implementation of strategic plan and to identify intervention measures that can support implementation of Strategic plans. The study adopted qualitative and quantitative research design. Data were collected from sample of 97 respondents. During selection of representative sample, the study applied purposive and simple random sampling techniques. The research collected data used closed questionnaires which analyzed by the use of SPSS software. On the other side, open questionnaire, interview, direct observation, discussion and documentary review analysis was done through content analysis. The findings indicate that Strategic Plan Implementation was found to have positive influence on employee performance. The study found that there is high performance among employees shown by most employees having morale and desire of increasing efforts. Moreover, the study found out that in MDC, top management is committed towards strategic plan implementation and that commitment affecting to a very great extent the strategic implementation. The research found out that communication is a key factor on strategic implementation at MDC. Study concluded that organizational leaders should have clear accountability when it comes to strategic plan implementation, there should be delegation of authority and leaders should be regular with the strategic objectives being done by the organization. The study recommended that management should extend culture of accountability, increase provision of incentives to workers based on their contribution to organization, stakeholder’s involvement in the development of strategic plan. The MDC should consider the provision of resources on time. Leaders must redirect their efforts towards the targeted objectives. Incentives to workers contribute towards implementation process as it encourages and motivates them and gives employees spirit of ownership that helps MDC to reach its objectives. Keywords: Strategic plan, Employees, MDC

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 600 Technology > 658 Gerneral management
Divisions: Faculty of Business Management > Department of Leadership and Governance
Depositing User: Mr Habibu Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2023 10:49
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2023 10:49
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/3300

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