Work Place Environment Management Effects on Employees’ Performance in Nigeria Tertiary Institutions
The study examines workplace environment management effects on employees’ performance in Nigeria tertiary institutions. The study seeks to assess how workplace motivation affects employee productivity, ascertain the workplace norms that influence employee behaviour, assess the extent of the relationship between workplace environment and employee commitment. Survey design and interview of academic and administrative staff of two tertiary institutions in Enugu, Nigeria was adopted. The proposed hypotheses were tested by ordinal logistic regression and Spearman’s Bivariate Correlation at five percent (5%) level of significance. The analyses of data were carried out on SPSS (v.20). Opinion of experts from the academia were sought to ensure face and content validity of the instrument The results reveal that Workplace motivation positively affects employee productivity; ambition, loyalty, and work ethics are workplace norms that influence employee behavior; there is a positive and significant relationship between workplace environment and employee commitment. The conclusion and recommendation respectively indicate that workplace conflict is not easy to eliminate, however, developing clear guidelines for role functions, promotion process and schedule of operation can reduce conflicts and create a peaceful environment. organisations should motivate employees to maximize productivity through interesting work, opportunity to advance knowledge, adequate information, relevant authority, sufficient help and equipment, healthy work environment, clearly defined responsibilities and adequate pay.
Workplace Environment, Workplace Norms, Employee Performance and Employee Responsiveness.
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