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Impact of Strategic Change on Employee Performance: The Moderating Role of Organizational Learning (Published)

Organizations around the world are face with series of challenges in recent times and are forced to take on phases of strategic actions to change into flexible organizations that will be able to deliver quality service at low cost. Owning to inconclusive results of prior studies on the relationship between strategic change and employee performance in the context of Nigeria banking industry. It is this gap that this study aimed to achieve by investigating the impact of strategic change on employee performance in deposit money banks, Abuja, Nigeria. . The study adopted a quantitative cross-sectional survey research design using closed-ended questionnaire of 5-point Likert scale, collecting data from three levels of staff, the corporate managers, business unit managers and the frontline employees. The data collected yielded a 56.4% response rate. SPSS version 27 was utilized to analyze the data collected for descriptive statistics and multiple linear regression analysis was employed to test hypotheses for this study. The results from the testing of the hypotheses led to the rejection of all null hypotheses with p-value of 0.003 (Technology innovation), 0.007 (Organizational culture) and 0.019 (Organizational Learning) based on the significance level of 5% (0.05). Thus, it indicates that the impact of strategic change on employee performance is statistically significant. The result also revealed that organizational learning has a strong influence, as 99% changes in employee performance (adaptive performance) is caused by organizational learning. It is, therefore, recommended that future focus strategic changes should be discussed by professional bodies at every forum so the banks are proactively ready for any change in their business environment. Lastly, the management of deposit money banks should create a generative learning culture that will improve the adaptive capacity of employees to withstand the pervasiveness of the dynamic environment, improve performance and reduce the probability of strategic transformation failure.

Keywords: : strategic change, Employee Performance, Organizational Learning, adaptive performance., technology innovation

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