International Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Research and Studies
Volume 3, Issue 2, 2023
Effect of Industrial Relations Practices on the Productivity of the Public Sector in Nigeria
Author(s): Ernest Chukwuebuka Nwankwo, Obi Amara Nkechi, Onyemachi Chidinma Adanso
The study examined the effect of industrial relations practices on the productivity of the public sector in Nigeria. Specifically, the study sought to: determine effect of career development practice on organizational market share in Nigeria public sector and examine effect of work-life-balance practice on organizational total quality in Nigeria public sector. The research design was descriptive survey methods. The sample size of 399 respondents was drawn from 503 staff of Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHED) in River State Nigeria. Research questions of the study were answered using mean score and standard deviation. The hypotheses stated were tested using single regression analysis. The empirical result showed that career development practice has positive and significant effect organizational market share in Nigeria public sector (t – Statistics (8.887) > P – value (0.000) and work-life-balance practice has positive and significant effect organizational total quality in Nigeria public sector (t – statistics (6.446) > P – value (0.000). The study concludes that industrial relations practice has positive and significant effect on the productivity of the public sector in Nigeria. The study recommends that management of Nigeria public sector should establish relationship that is characterized by a concern for equity and justice and this will require the communication of sufficient information about changes and developments. Employees should be treated fairly and honestly.
Keywords: Career Development Practice, Work-Life-Balance Practice, Industrial Relations Practice
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