Influence of Human Resource Factors on Implementation of Strategic Plans Among Mission Hospitals in Kenya: A Case of Mission Hospitals in Nyeri County

Gladys Wanjiku, Grace Wangari Kiiru, Denis Muchangi


In 2017 according to study done only 5% of the listed companies in Kenya were able to fully implement their strategic plans. Human resource have been argued as one the factors that hinders successful implementation of a strategic plan. Therefore, the main purpose of this study was to determine the influence of human resource on implementation of strategic plans among mission hospitals in Kenya, a case study of Nyeri County. The study used a descriptive and correlation research design. The target population of the study was 380 employees working in the mission hospitals in Nyeri out of which a sample of 114 employees was selected. The study used stratified random sampling to select samples in the hospitals while simple random sampling as used with the help human resource assistant was used to select the employees. Primary data was collected with the help of structured questionnaire. The questionnaires were administered using drop and pick procedure. The collected data was cleaned, edited and analyzed with the help of SPSS (23) analyzed using descriptive, correlation and regression analysis. The study revealed that human resource factors influenced implementation of strategic plan.  The correlational findings indicated that was a positive strong relationship between human resource and implementation of a strategic plan. It was concluded that human resource had a significant influence on implementation strategic plan among mission hospitals in Kenya. It was recommended that mission hospitals should come up with strategies that would help to attract and retain talented employees as staff turnover was identified as one of human resource factors that influenced implementation of strategic plan. It was also recommended that further studies to be done community based factors and individual workers to examine whether they influenced strategic plan implementation.

Keywords: Strategic plan implementation, human resource, mission hospitals

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