Employee Productivity As A Function Of Organizational Climate In Selected Manufacturing Firms In The South-West, Nigeria.
This study investigated the role of organisational climate as determinant of employee productivity in the manufacturing sector. Descriptive survey design was employed in the study to elicit responses from the respondents. In order to determine the sample size from the population of 2500 employees in the organizations, Slovin’s sample size formula was adopted at a 95% confidence level and desired level of precision of 8%. A non-probability convenience sampling technique was used to draw a sample of one hundred and fifty (150) respondents comprising employees of PZ Industry, Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc. and Dicon Salt Nigeria, Limited. Relevant data was obtained through the questionnaire. Data were analyzed using the Frequency Distribution Analytical Method. The Pearson Product Moment Correlation method and Chi-Square analysis were used to test the hypotheses. The major findings of this study showed that there is a significant relationship between organisational climate and employee productivity with correlation coefficient of r = 0.450 at a probability (p) < 0.01. Findings also revealed that leadership has a significant effect on employee productivity (Chi-square calculated value 93.77> 26.29 at 0.05 level of significance and 16 degree of freedom). The study concluded that favourable organisational climate or work environment enhances efficiency in production, hence, recommended that the management should be more responsive to physical condition of the work environment such as seasoned tools or machines for improved employee productivity.