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EFFECTIVENESS OF STAFF MOTIVATION STRATEGIES IN MANUFACTURING COMPANIES IN ENUGU STATE
MBAH PAULINUS CHIGOZIE
Business Administration Department Faculty of Management Sciences Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu, Nigeria.
Banking and Finance Department, Faculty of Management Sciences Enugu State University of Science and Technology Enugu, Nigeria.
CHUKWUDI GABRIEL F.
Department of Public Administration and Local Government University of Nigeria, Nsukka
The main objective of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of staff motivation strategies in manufacturing companies in Enugu state. The specific objectives include to: Ascertain the effect of quality training on the employee commitment and the effect of recognition and reward of outstanding performance on the output of employees in manufacturing companies in Enugu state. The population consists of 4321 staff of selected manufacturing companies in Enugu state which is made up of Aluminum industries, Block industries, Aqua Ralph industries, Innoson groups, Peace oil, Bakery industries formed the population of the study. The study used the survey approach. The primary sources used were the administration of questionnaire to staff. The 349 sample size of the study, the study used the Freund and
eturned the questionnaire and accurately filled. The validity of the instrument was tested using content analysis and the result was good. The reliability was tested using the Pearson correlation coefficient (r). It gave a reliability co-efficient of 0.79 which was also good. The hypotheses were analyzed using f-statistics (ANOVA) tool. The findings indicated that Quality training has a positive significance on the employee commitment in manufacturing companies in Enugu state F(95,n=312)=1193.861,P<0.05; Recognition and reward of outstanding performance has positive significance on the output of employees in manufacturing companies in Enugu state F(95,n =312)=344.164,P<0.05. The study concluded that training as a motivation is an effective tool to enhance efficiency, productivity and workers retention in organizations. It increases that morale of the workers and commitment. The study recommended that training should be part of organizational activities to enable the workers acquire more skills and knowledge to work for the companies and retention assured.
Effectiveness, Motivation, Strategies.
Employees are the building blocks of an organization. Organizational success depends on the collective efforts of the staff. The employees will collectively contribute to organizational growth when they are motivated. Employee motivation is said to be the level of energy, commitment, and creativity that a company’s workers bring to their jobs. Whether the economy is growing or shrinking, finding ways to motivate employees is always a management concern. Competing theories stress either incentives or employee involvement (empowerment) (Susan, 2018). Staff motivation and fulfillment are turning into the focal point of considerations of overseeing HR since it has been understood that human capital speaks to the principle device of focused capacities and preferences in the worldwide commercial center. (Merima, 2014). Associations can likewise give a perfect climate to worker motivation, representatives see the consequences of their commitments straightforwardly; input is quick and noticeable. An easily working and persuaded work drive likewise liberates the proprietor from everyday errands for considering long haul improvement. Besides, unmistakable and passionate reward can mean maintenance of alluring representatives. Individuals flourish in innovative workplaces and need to have any kind of effect. In a perfect world the work result itself will give them a sentiment of achievement
however all around organized reward and acknowledgment projects can underline this outcome (Pierce, Cameron, and Banko, thus 2013). Interminable blends of worker benefits, for example, human services, disaster protection, benefit sharing, representative stock proprietorship designs, practice offices, financed supper designs, kid mind accessibility, organization autos, and that’s just the beginning
have been utilized by organizations in their endeavors to keep up glad representatives in the conviction that cheerful representatives are persuaded representatives. The motivation a worker feels toward his or her activity has less to do with material prizes than with the plan of the activity itself. Concentrates as far back as 1950 have demonstrated that very fragmented and disentangled occupations brought about lower representative spirit and yield.
1.2 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
The quick changing patterns in innovation has presented more members in the oil segment with each embracing distinctive methodologies went for pulling in clients and expanding activities therefore making the market a fight ground for the survival of the fittest. Most
associations today, with a specific end goal to hold their staff and survive the fight need to consider better approaches to make their staff feasible in the new condition and to expand their perceivability on the planet arrange. A few associations have lost the certainty of their staff and even that of the overall population attributable to the wastefulness, apathy and unconcerned demeanor of a portion of its laborers because of absence of preparing. Worker motivation can here and there be especially dangerous there is low representative motivation incorporate lack of concern, lack of engagement, even across the board debilitation, diminish in representative duty and low efficiency. Such states of mind can cumulate into emergencies, truancy and high turnover, both of which are expensive for any organization, low profitability and powerlessness to accomplish set goals. It is on this basis that the researcher seeks to explore the effectiveness of staff motivation strategies in manufacturing companies in Enugu state.
1.1 OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY
The main objective of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of staff motivation strategies in manufacturing companies in Enugu state. The specific objectives include to:
i. Ascertain the effect of quality training on the employee commitment in manufacturing companies in Enugu state.
ii. Find out the effect of recognition and reward of outstanding performance on the output of employees in manufacturing companies in Enugu state.
1.2 RESEARCH QUESTIONS
i.What is the effect of quality training on employee commitment in manufacturing companies in Enugu state?
ii. What is the effect of recognition and rewards of outstanding performance on the output of employees in manufacturing companies in Enugu state?
1.3 RESEARCH HYPOTHESES
i.Quality training has a positive significance on the employee commitment in manufacturing companies in Enugu state.
ii.Recognition and reward of outstanding performance has positive significance on the output of employees in manufacturing companies in Enugu state.