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dc.contributor.advisor Mokoena, S. K. Ugoda, Tshifhiwa Onismus 2022-06-02T10:26:10Z 2022-06-02T10:26:10Z 2020
dc.description Thesis (MPAM.) -- University of Limpopo, 2020 en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of the study was to investigate the causes of underachievement on the annual performance plan targets in the Limpopo Department of Basic Education Head Office, and to identify possible strategies to improve the current situation. The study was guided by three objectives and secondary data were analysed to answer the research question. This study utilised a qualitative research design as it allowed the researcher to identify and develop procedures necessary to undertake this study. The study used secondary data, a desktop study to investigate the causes of underachievement in the Limpopo Department of Basic Education. Literature points out that strategic planning affects all organisations and it is considered to be the most complicated stage in the strategic management processes as it requires discipline, commitment and sacrifice. If desired goals are not achieved as planned, the organisation might be doomed to failure. The researcher managed to achieve the objectives of the study. Based on the findings of the study, underachievement on annual performance plan targets is influenced by the following major factors. The study points out that, Firstly, that lack of monitoring and support followed by insufficient budget allocated to programmes’ implementation contribute to underachievement of planned targets. Secondly, lack of commitment from top management have an impact on achievement planned targets. Finally, budget is not allocated according to the needs, inadequate leadership to oversee implementation of plans and high vacancy rate contribute to underachievement on the planned targets. In conclusion, the Departmental performance plan and individual performance plan should be directly linked to ensure improved performance and quality service to the public. Based on the findings of this study it is therefore recommended that firstly, the department should strengthen alignment of budget and plans of the department to ensure successful implementation of programmes, secondly, capacity building and skills development programmes should be enhanced to ensure a skilled workforce and improved performance. en_US
dc.format.extent x, 68 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.requires PDF en_US
dc.subject Causes of underachievement en_US
dc.subject Annual performance targets en_US
dc.subject Limpopo Department of Basic Education en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Underachievement en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Performance standards en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Employees -- Rating of en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Performance -- Management en_US
dc.title Examining causes of underachievement on annual performance plan targets : a case of the Limpopo Department of Basic Education, Head Office Polokwane, Limpopo Province en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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