Management Practices And Implementation Of Strategic Plan In Anglican Church Of Kenya Head Office In Nairobi City County, Kenya

ABSTRACT

Strategic planning practice has assumed an increasing importance in the Church, especially at

a stage in its evolution when Churches are facing heightened scrutiny of its effectiveness in

attaining the two-pronged goal of outreach and sustainability. There are a lot of challenges

and barriers facing the church today. This study sought to analyse the management practices

and implementation of strategic plan in Anglican Church of Kenya Head Office in Nairobi

County, Kenya. The following specific objectives guided this study; The first objective was

to determine how organisation structure influence implementation of strategic plan; the

second one was to analyse the influence of leadership styles on implementation of strategic

plan; the third one was to assess the extent to which resource allocation influence

implementation of strategic plan; the fourth one was to examine how of employee’s

involvement affects implementation of strategic plan in the Anglican Church Head Office in

Nairobi County, Kenya. This research study was underpinned by four related theories each

anchoring an objective; Organizational structure Theory, contingency Theory and Resource

based view theory and stakeholder’s theory as explained in the document.

The research design that was adopted for this study is descriptive and explanatory research

design because to allow the study of phenomena and not allow for manipulation of variables.

In total, the sample size was made of 120 respondents who were picked through a census

survey method. A semi structured questionnaire was used to collect primary data from the

field while secondary data was acquired from pertinent publications and empirical reviews

from other published academic work. Data was analysed for resolution of clarity by means of

SPSS version 21 statistical software. Use of tables and pie charts was employed to present

the data in a more user friendly form. In addition, advance statistical techniques (inferential

statistics) were also considered. To quantify the strength of the relationship between the

variables the researcher conducted a multiple regression analysis.

The study revealed that the Anglican church structure plays a role in coordination and

supervision of a strategic plan implementation. Leadership plays the role of a catalyst that

leads all other organs at church to work in harmony and also that leaders at Anglican Church

of Kenya help in articulating and communicating new planned commands. The study

therefore concluded that inadequate resources such as finances, equipment in forms of

machinery, human resource, skilful labour force and experienced staff member’s impedes

execution of strategic plan at Anglican Church of Kenya.

The study therefore recommended that direction should be given by top management in ACK

should be adequate, accessible and open to juniors or all staff and also that there should be

communication to all the stakeholders for effectiveness. The church leadership should be

visionary leaders who enhances conducive working environments for smooth implementation

of strategic objectives. The church leadership should seek to acquire more skills and

knowledge so as to have knowledge necessary for church leadership. Also, the study

recommends that the church leadership should allocate the church financial resources

appropriately for better strategy implementation. the church leadership should employ

employees who have different skills that are needed to implement a strategic plan and also that leaders have to participate in capacity building, seminars and workshops.

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APA

MURAGE, A (2021). Management Practices And Implementation Of Strategic Plan In Anglican Church Of Kenya Head Office In Nairobi City County, Kenya. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/management-practices-and-implementation-of-strategic-plan-in-anglican-church-of-kenya-head-office-in-nairobi-city-county-kenya

MLA 8th

MURAGE, ALICE "Management Practices And Implementation Of Strategic Plan In Anglican Church Of Kenya Head Office In Nairobi City County, Kenya" Afribary. Afribary, 27 May. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/management-practices-and-implementation-of-strategic-plan-in-anglican-church-of-kenya-head-office-in-nairobi-city-county-kenya. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

MLA7

MURAGE, ALICE . "Management Practices And Implementation Of Strategic Plan In Anglican Church Of Kenya Head Office In Nairobi City County, Kenya". Afribary, Afribary, 27 May. 2021. Web. 27 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/management-practices-and-implementation-of-strategic-plan-in-anglican-church-of-kenya-head-office-in-nairobi-city-county-kenya >.

Chicago

MURAGE, ALICE . "Management Practices And Implementation Of Strategic Plan In Anglican Church Of Kenya Head Office In Nairobi City County, Kenya" Afribary (2021). Accessed May 27, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/management-practices-and-implementation-of-strategic-plan-in-anglican-church-of-kenya-head-office-in-nairobi-city-county-kenya