Influence of Strategic Change Implementation on Employee Performance in State Department for Correctional Services in Kenya

Michael Geoffrey Witaba Matekwa, Jacqueline Mokeira Omuya


The success of a correctional system is not any different from that of any other organization as it is founded on autonomous work of highly motivated and educated individuals and systems and processes that should be both effective and efficient. Not many studies have been carried out in Africa and Kenya in particular to determine the factors contributing to a myriad of challenges ranging from repeat offending, prison congestion, insufficient funding, lack of appropriate skills and ineffective rehabilitative treatment modes and processes that have bedeviled the State Department for Correctional Services (SDCS). The purpose of the study was to explore the influence of strategic change management implementation on employee performance in the SDCS in Kenya. The study was guided by the following objective; to establish the influence of vision and strategy on employee Performance in the SDCS in Kenya. The study adopted a descriptive survey research design on a target population of 873.  Simple random sampling technique was used to select the sample of 238 respondents from the Kenya Prison Service (KPS) and Department of Probation and Aftercare Services (DPAS). Both quantitative and qualitative data was analyzed. The study used a standard questionnaire to obtain data from respondents. Statistically quantitative data was analysed using both descriptive and inferential statistics with the aid of the Statistical Product and Service Solutions (SPSS) software (formerly known as the Statistical Package for the Social Science) and all statistical procedures were performed within 95% confidence interval. Study findings revealed a statistically significant relationship between vision and strategy and employee performance in the SDCS. Findings of this study have bridged the gap in knowledge with regard to the contribution of strategic change implementation and employee performance in the SDCS and beyond.

Keywords: Strategic Change, Implementation, Vision and Strategy, Employee Performance

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