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Competency Mapping And Organizational Productivity: A study of Lafarge Cement Company, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria (Published)

This research was designed to ascertain the Effect of Competency Mapping and Organizational productivity in Lafarge Cement Company, Calabar. Survey Research Design was adopted for the study and a sample size of 174 was drawn. For the purpose of the study to be achieved, three hypotheses were formulated. The major instrument for data collection was a structured questionnaire administered to the respondents using simple random sampling technique. Data collected were analyzed using percentage and Pearson Product Moment Correlation. From the analysis, the result revealed that competency mapping has significant relationship with organizational productivity. Based on the findings, it is concluded that leadership competency has a significant effect on organizational performance. As a result of this, Management of Lafarge Cement Company should pay attention to various competencies under study as it improves the productivity of organization and also Management of Lafarge Cement Company should train employees to attain certain competencies as it improves the productivity of organization Lafarge Cement Company.

Citation: Bassey Okon Ebong (2022)  Competency Mapping And Organizational Productivity: A study of Lafarge Cement Company, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria, International Journal of Business and Management Review, Vol.10, No.4, pp.1-16


Keywords: Leadership, Negotiation., Productivity, communication, competency mapping

Effects of Leadership Styles on Productivity of Secretaries in the Public Sector (Published)

Recently, there have been concerns about the attitude of some secretaries or administrative assistants in various organisations across Ghana and this has been blamed on several factors. This study subjects the types of leadership styles to productivity of secretaries or administrative assistants in the public sector in Ghana. The study adopted quantitative approach and survey as a research design. This enabled the researchers to take primary data from large number of respondents. It was found out that Leadership is not attached to a particular style but uses a style that may fit the situation or circumstance they face. Many secretaries and administrative assistants are aware of the competences needed to perform their role. However, these competences are not in use or exhibited by this category of employees. Autocratic leadership style does not necessary lead to high turnover and absenteeism, low productivity and distortion of communication.


Keywords: Autocratic, Democratic, Human-Relations., Leadership, Performance, Productivity

Good Leadership, Planning and Decision-Making Is A Panacea to Improved Productivity of Workers (Published)

The study ascertains that good leadership, planning and decision making is a panacea to improved productivity of workers.  Four research questions were formulated to guide the study. Using a  simple random sampling techniques, 100 workers were selected to form the sample size of the study. Data gathered through questionnaires was analyzed using mean scores.  The findings of the study revealed that organizations that have good leadership, planning and decision-making processes, make available the right tools for work performance, record and acknowledged the  improved productivity of workers.  Based on the findings of this study, the following recommendations were made: Having discussed the findings of the study, the following recommendations are made. Organizations and other employers of labour who have not created enabling working environment should create one in other to enhance productivity.  The job situation must be good/clearly communicated and  merits must be fairly compensated.  Employers should develop a family kind of relationship within and among their workers so that they can get the best out of the workers.  Provide proper motivation that would leads to better working habits and increased productivity.  In conclusion, organizations that set relevant goals and objectives should communicate same to the workers in clear terms, and provide modern technologies for job performance to achieve maximum productivity.

Keywords: Decision Making, Leadership, Planning, Productivity

The Impact of Motivation on Employee Performances: A Case Study of Karmasangsthan Bank Limited, Bangladesh. (Published)

Employees are the heart of any organization. For any organization to operate smoothly and without any interruption, employee cooperation cannot be replaced with anything else. It is of utmost importance that the employees of an organization not only have a good relationship with the top management, but also they maintain a healthy and professional relationship with their coworkers. The following study is a self-conducted research on how motivational tools impact the performance of employee for betterment. The study also focused on de-motivation factors affecting employee performance negatively. A sample of individuals was selected and was interviewed with a self-administrated questionnaire to obtain primary data. The data was analyzed using descriptive statistical analysis methods. The results obtained indicate that if employees are positively motivated, it improves both their effectiveness and efficiency drastically for achieving organizational goals.

Keywords: Decision Making, Employee, Employee Engagement, Motivation, Organizational Performances and Job satisfaction, Organizational goals, Productivity

Conflict Management Approaches: A Tool for Productive Employee Performance in Business Organizations (A Study of Dangote Cement Plc, Gboko Plant) (Published)

This paper is a critical analysis of conflict management approaches as a tool for productive performance in business organizations, a survey of Dangote Cement Plc, Gboko plant. The study adopted simple empirical survey methods with a view of eliciting relevant data for analytical purpose so as to answer several questions and attain the objectives of the study. Both primary and secondary sources of data collection were utilized in a bid to attain the necessary result. Five point likert rating scale questionnaire were used in obtaining the opinions and views from respondents (i.e Strongly agree, SA (5), Agree, A (4), Undecided, U (3), Disagree, D (2), Strongly Disagree, SD (1)). The sample size for the study is 269 derived from the population of 825 employee of Dangote Cement Plc, Gboko plant. This was determined using Yaro-Yamane’s formulae. Bartlett’s test of Sphericity and Kaiser-Meyer Olkin measure of sampling adequacy, construct validity determination and Cronbach alpha for reliability determination was applied too. Multiple regression test was adopted for testing two formulated hypotheses. The findings of the study revealed that conflict management have positive impacts in enhancing productivity of employees of Dangote Cement Plc, Gboko plant. Another finding reveals that strategies and techniques for management of conflict have significantly impacted on the performance of Dangote Cement Plc, Gboko plant. The study recommended that the circumstance of conflict occurrence should be X-rayed, evaluated before deciding to adopt a suitable method, strategy and technique for conflict resolution and management. Secondly, the management of Dangote Cement Plc, Gboko plant should ensure that causes and varying forces that may cause conflict in organization are checkmated to ensure organizational success. These causes may include; limited resources, overlapping authority, inadequate treatment, differences in perception, role conflict, leadership styles and diversity differences amongst others.

Keywords: Business Organizations, Conflict, Conflict Management Approaches, Dysfunctional Conflict., Employee Performance, Functional Conflict, Productivity, Strategies and Techniques

Safety Practices and the Productivity of Employees in Manufacturing Firms: Evidence from Nigeria (Published)

This paper investigates the nature of the relationship between safety practices and the productivity of employees in manufacturing firms. Three hypotheses were formulated and questionnaire was designed. Copies of the questionnaire were distributed to three hundred and thirty respondents cutting across ten sampled manufacturing firms in Port Harcourt. Two hundred and ninety two copies of the questionnaire were retrieved and used for the analysis. The study revealed that there is positive and significant relationship between the provision of adequate safety equipments and the work output of employees; There is a significant relationship between legal institutional safety policies and the production outputs of employees; There is a significant relationship between employer’s compliance to safety rule and man hour put in by employees in the production process. This findings implies that safety in the work place significantly affects the effort put in by the workers in the production process and therefore provide evidence for the claims of Curry et al (2004), Haddel and Ojikutu (1989), Iwundu (1986) and Eninger (1983). The study recommend that: qualified safety officers should be employed to manage the safety challenges facing the organizations in their business operations; employees should be sent on regular and seasoned training courses on safety management so that they can appreciate the need for safety precautions; the safety policies of business organizations must be effectively implemented and adhered to at all time.

Keywords: Productivity, Safety Practices

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