Working class adults spend over half of their life span in their workplace organisations. These organisations have found themselves having to cope with contemporary workplace trends such as; globalisation of the economy, mergers, privatisation, speedy advancement in information communication technology (ICT), environmental sustainability, aging workforce, and increasing wealth separation. Incidentally, both employers and their employees have stakes in the continued survival of their organisations, and hence should implement appropriate programmes for their organisational growth. It is postulated that, where contemporary workplace trends exist, employee motivational techniques and programmes adopted by the management have effects on employees’ perceptions of their continued productivity in their organisations. However, based on available literature reviewed, research on contemporary work place trends, and motivational techniques adopted by management to enhance workers productivity, has not been carried out in the Cross River State Civil Service. The main focus of this study was to:(1) Identify existing contemporary trends in the workplace for sustainable productivity and (2) describe the effects of motivational techniques adopted by government, if any, on workers’ productivity as perceived by employees in selected Ministries. The significance of the studies lies in its capacity to generate data for counselling management of employees’ on motivation for sustainable productivity in the state civil service. Two hundred (200) randomly selected civil servants were used for data collection. A survey design was adopted for the study. A 26 item questionnaire constructed on a four-point Likert-type scale was used for data collection. Simple percentages, independent t-test and a One-way Analysis of Variance statistics were used for data analysis. The result showed that about 76.5% of the participants agreed that contemporary workplace trends affect their productivity. Also over 80% of the participants agreed that they were poorly motivated and their productivity was affected in this circumstances. Based on the findings, it was recommended among others that, government should involve the workers through their unions in deciding their priority needs, when preparing their motivational packages so as to enhance their productivity. Also, workers on their part should re-orientate themselves and take responsibility for managing their careers with support from their employers.
|Keywords:||Contemporary Trends, Workplace, Employee Motivation, Sustainable Productivity, Counselling|
Lecturer, Department of Adult and Continuing Education, University of Calabar,Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria
Senior Lecturer, Departmentof Adult and Continuing Education, University of Calabar, Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria
Senior Lecturer, Department of Adult and Continuing Education, University of Calabar, Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria
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