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Impact of Organisational Structure on Employee Engagement: Evidence from North Central Nigeria

Adeoye K. Funminiyi
Published August 2018

Abstract

In the current workplace, organizational structure assumes priority in the level of employee engagement. Therefore, well planned structure results in workers efficiency and organizations effectiveness. This study assessed the impact of organizational structure on employee engagement in North Central of Nigeria. Adopting a survey design, the research made used of primary data, collected mainly through administering a set of questionnaire to 196 management staff, supervisors and non-management staff of the selected manufacturing firms from Plateau state. The findings revealed that: there is significant positive relationship between decentralisation system of control and employee productivity; standardisation system of control positively affects employees' efficiency. The study concluded that decentralisation system of control is crucial to employees' productivity and organisational development; also enhance rapid delivery of employee services, to both the organization and customers. Standardisation system of control ensures employee efficiency and generates quality products that give competitive edge over the competitors in the global market Incentives as key factor also contribute immensely to employee commitment in workplace. The work recommended that organisations should always employ decentralization system of control; management should adopt decentralization and see it as mechanism that fosters effective customer delivery services. In addition standardisation should be embrace, support and adopt by organizations.

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