Human Resources Management and Organizational Performance in Decentralization era in Kenya: A Case of Kisii County

Justus Mochama Gori


This study examined whether there exists a relationship between the utilization of decentralized Human Resources and Organizational Performance in Kisii County, Kenya. To check this relationship, three variables that is, decentralized human resources management; locally availed managers, and utilization of decentralized human resources as independent variables were compared with a variable on private and government organizational performance in Kisii County.  Cross-sectional research design and stratified random sampling were used with the aid of questionnaires as a tool for data collection. The target population of the study comprised of 38 organizations with a population of 285workers out of which 11(6 Government and 5 private) were selected as accessible population. In this study, a 22 itemed questionnaire was given to an accessible population of 86 participants to react to questions that were based on the three major phenomena against performance of organizations. Reliability of items was tested using Chronbach’s alpha index which was found to be .769 for all items. Data collected from an accessible population were analyzed using paired samples t-test with the help of Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS). Interpretation of results were based on α (.05), 85 degree of freedom (df), probability level (p), observed t-values and t-critical. Results from the t-tests were presented using tables. The findings of the study revealed that there was no significant relationship among decentralized human resources and performance of organizations but there was a relationship between utilization of decentralized resources and locally availed managers and performance of organizations in Kisii County. Out of this study, recommendations were made to the National government, Kisii county government and Kisii County Community.

Keywords: Organizational Performance, Decentralized Management, Human Resource Management, Decentralized Resources, Rejuvenation

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