Employee Skills, Management Style and Organizational Culture in Implementation of Strategic Plans in Middle Level Colleges in Thika Sub-County, Kenya

  •  George Mwangi    
  •  Julius Olayo    
  •  Alice Simuyu    


This study sought to investigate the extent of employee skills, management styles and organizational culture on strategic plans implementation in middle level colleges in Kenya. The study involved 40 middle level colleges located within Thika sub-county, Kiambu County.  The study adopted descriptive study design. The study population comprised of 400 personnel working in middle level colleges. A sample of 100 respondents was selected using simple random sampling in order to obtain data using questionnaires. The data collected were analysed using SPSS. The study revealed that the employees’ skills and management style are vital in the strategic plans implementation. The results further revealed that the staff in the various units in the organizations had the proper skills to ensure the smooth implementation of strategic plans. Further, the findings indicated that the management offers support for the implementation of new strategic plans and that the organizational culture inhibits the introduction of new strategic plans implementation. This study is important in that it will guide the management of various middle level colleges in drafting and implementing strategic plans.

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