The Influence of Organizational Resources on Successful Strategy Implementation in Religious Institutions: A Case of All Saints’ Cathedral Church Nairobi
Despite all the efforts that All Saints Cathedral Church puts in the strategic planning process, implementation of the strategy has remained a challenge. The purpose of this study was to establish the influence of organization’s resources on successful strategy implementation in religious institutions focussing on All Saints Cathedral Church Nairobi. The study employed correlational research design and targeted 100 employees of All Saints Cathedral Church as well as Parish Church Council members who were purposively selected. A sample size of 50 was selected using stratified random sampling method. Primary data was gathered using structured questionnaires containing open and close-ended questions. The data was analyzed using descriptive statistics and inferential statistics. The study revealed that organization’s resources have a positive and a statistically significant influence on strategy implementation in religious institutions (r2= .175, β=.406, p=.001). The study also established that successful strategy implementation mostly depends on human resource and less on organization and systems related factors. The study concluded that organizations that allocate adequate human, physical, financial, and technological resources towards the strategy implementation process are more likely to succeed in realizing their strategic goals. The findings show that religious institutions should invest in human resources particularly in their continuous training and development. Additionally, employees should be incorporated in activities related to strategy implementation to encourage commitment and accountability. Religious institutions should also maintain proper budgets for strategy implementation. The findings of the study are useful to the management of the Cathedral as they can help them enhance the success of their Strategic Plan implementation. Other religious institutions and policy makers stand to benefit from the information gathered. The information has also contributed to the existing literature in the field of strategic management in religious sector.
Keywords: Strategy, Strategic Plan, Strategy Implementation, Strategic Goals, All Saints Cathedral Church Nairobi