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EXAMINATION OF EMPLOYEE FACTORS INFLUENCING ORGANISATIONAL PRODUCTIVITY: PERSPECTIVE OF A PUBLIC ENTITY

Paul Green, Oluwole Adekanmbi

DOI: 10.22495/cbv11i2art9

Abstract

The influence of employees’ challenges on productivity at a provincial department in KwaZulu-Natal has been notably affecting the overall provision of houses and sanitation (service delivery). According to the Annual Performance Plan 2013/14 – 2015/16, the improvement of efficiency and quality of human settlements’ services is one of the strategic goals which focuses on the overall organisational productivity; however, it fails to consider employees’ day-to-day challenges. Thus, the primary purpose of this paper is to investigate challenges at an operational level and determine the impact they have on productivity. Using a quantitative approach, a questionnaire was distributed to a convenience sample of 180 employees within the department. Applying factor analysis, the findings indicate Leadership as having the highest impact while Work-Life Balance displayed the least impact on Organisational Productivity. The results of this study are beneficial to other local, provincial and national public entities.

Keywords: Productivity; Leadership; Work-Life Balance; Factor Analysis; Performance Appraisal; Employee Benefits

How to cite this paper: Green, P., & Adekanmbi, O. (2015). Examination of employee factors influencing organisational productivity: Perspective of a public entity. Corporate Board: role, duties and composition, 11(2), 112-120. http://doi.org/10.22495/cbv11i2art9

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