Influence of Organizational Culture on the Employee Performance in the Civil Service in Kenya

Joyce Nyabuti, Ronald Chepkilot, Charles Zakayo
2017 African Research Journal of Education and Social Sciences   unpublished
Even though the government of Kenya has launched several reform programs to promote effective performance among employees in the public service, the performance level is still wanting. A positive organizational culture such as a good reward and sustained motivation systems would improve the performance of an organization in general. This study sought to examine the influence of organizational culture on the employee performance in the civil service in Kenya. The study adopted a cross-sectional
more » ... a cross-sectional survey design. The sample size of the study included two hundred and twenty five (225) respondents from seven government ministries. Stratified random sampling procedure was used to arrive at the sample. The study used questionnaire method to collect data from the respondents. Data from the questionnaire were coded and processed with the help of a statistical application, namely SPSS version 21. Quantitative approach involved use of descriptive and inferential statistics. From the analysis, the study found that there is a statistical significant association between organizational culture and employee performance in the civil service in Kenya. The results of the study inform the centrality of the concept of organizational culture in the performance of public institutions in developing economies like Kenya. Thus, there is a need to develop and implement an efficient and effective organizational culture that encourages and motivates good performance among employees in the public service.