Job Okoth Mugenya, Antony Odek, James Kuria


Organizational culture plays an immense role in the performance of any company or business. This is because it enables the organization to prioritize its goals and then structure itself to meet those goals. The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of organizational culture on employee’s motivation, in child-focused NGOs within Kajiado West Sub County. The objectives of the research entailed: to examine the effects of team-oriented culture on employee motivation in child-focused organizations in Kajiado West Sub County; to assess the influence of outcome orientation on employee motivation in child-focused organizations in Kajiado west Sub County; and to analyze the effects of innovation on employee motivation in child-focused organizations in Kajiado West Sub County. The study was guided by the theories of Goal-setting, Equity and Expectancy. Target population of the study was 319 employees of both ChildFund Kenya and Compassion International, of which purposive sampling was used to get the two child- focused organizations. A sample size of 96 respondents was chosen using simple random sampling method. Lastly the researcher used stratified sampling to group respondents consisting of management committee, program/ sponsorship offices, finance and registered members of NGO’s in Kajiado West. The study adopted a mixed method research design and questionnaires used as tools for data collection. The quantitative data coded in SPSS was analyzed using thematic analysis while the qualitative data from interviews managed through descriptive analysis. The study established that team orientation, outcome orientation and innovation played a major role in the motivation of employees working in child- focused NGOs in Kajiado West. The study is available for reference to benefit policy makers, managers of the NGOs and scholars in management.

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