|dc.description.abstract||The current study is an assessment of the factors affecting strategy implementation in social
security institutions. A case study ofNSSF was taken. Strategy implementation is an enigma
in many companies. The problem is illustrated by the unsatisfying low success rate (only 10
to 30 percent) of intended strategies. The institutions objectives are somehow dissipated as
the strategy moves into implementation and the initial momentum is lost before the expected
benefits are realized. The objective of the current study is therefore to establish whether
organizational structure, culture, leadership, resources and politics are affecting strategy
implementation. The population of the study was 1660 employees of NSSF. Sampling
targeted 10.4 percent of the total population of employees. Stratified random sampling was
used to select the 173 employees from three strata namely, top management, middle
management and unionisable employees.
The study adopted a descriptive case study research design. Data was analyzed by the use of
descriptive statistics and inferential analysis. Specifically, means, frequencies and
percentages were used. Factor Analysis and Correlation analysis was used to extract the
relevant factors and their relationship with strategy implementation. The findings were
presented in tables, figures and graphs.
Findings indicated that the organization leadership at NSSF is not effective and this may
have led to poor strategy implementation. The culture at NSSF was not conducive for
strategy implementation and this may have led to poor strategy implementation. The organization structure at NSSF was inconsistent with strategy implementation and this may
have led to poor strategy implementation. The management of organization resources at
NSSF is not effective and this may have led to poor strategy implementation. The organization politics at NSSF are not conducive for strategy implementation and this may have contributed to the poor implementation of strategy.
The study suggests that the study should be replicated in the private sector institutions that
deal with retirement savings. This would yield results for comparison between private and