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Title: Factors affecting the implementation of the corporate strategy of the Mpumalanga Department of Education : an analytical approach
Authors: Schutte, N.E.
Baloyi, Albert Hlengani
Keywords: Strategic planning
Organisational effectiveness
Issue Date: 2010
Abstract: Higher performing organizations are characterized by their effective implementation of their strategies and goals. The Mpumalanga Department of Education is one organization which has not performed to its maximum potential because of several factors. The purpose of this research study was to critically analyze some of the factors which affect the implementation of strategies. The following are some of the factors which are perceived as affecting the implementation of strategies and cause performance problems in the department. • Lack of effective organizational communication of strategies to all employees, • Shortage of relevant and competent human resources, • Lack of resources to support the implementation of departmental programs, • Shortage of appropriate policies and procedures to regulate implementation process, • Organizational structure which is not supportive of strategies, • Lack of influential leadership, • Lack of commitment by most officials, • Unproductive organizational culture prevailing in the department, • Negative attitude displayed by senior and middle managers towards strategic planning processes, The focus of the study was to develop strategies to deal with challenges as raised. Chapter 5 provided recommendations which are believed to be the cornerstone towards achieving better results and improve performance.
Description: Thesis (MBA) --University of Limpopo, 2010
Appears in Collections:Theses and Dissertations (Public Administration)

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