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Effects of Workplace Ethics on Employees and Organisational Productivity in Nigeria

Adeyeye, Olufemi J. and Adeniji, A. A. and Osinbanjo, A.O. and Oludayo, O. Olumuyiwa (2015) Effects of Workplace Ethics on Employees and Organisational Productivity in Nigeria. In: 2nd Covenant University Conference on African Development Issues (CU-ICADI), 11th - 13th May, 2015, Africa Leadership Development Center, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria..

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Man's abysmal failure to uphold ethical behaviour within the framework of employment relationship, necessitates continuous interrogation of the complex issues, which arise from the asymmetry between productivity and employees' commitment. This paper examines the effects of etiquette and unethical behaviour on employee commitment and productivity in Nigeria. A descriptive survey research method was adopted for the study using one hundred and eleven valid questionnaires, which were administered on Employees in Government Establishments, Organised Private Sector, Indigenous, Asian and Lebanese Companies operating in Ikeja, Oshodi, Ikorodu, Isolo and lganmu Industrial Estates of Lagos State, Nigeria. Secondary data as well as documented evidence were also reviewed and used for the study. The sampling procedure was carried out randomly. The data collected were analyzed through Structural Equation Modelling and supported by descriptive statistics. Each item was based on a 5-Point-Likert scale. AMOS 22 was adopted in testing the study hypotheses; the data was presented with the use of SPSS while Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) was utilized due to its generality and flexibility to evaluate the validity of regression and correlation between the observed variables. The results show that significant relationship exists between ethical standards and organisational productivity, in Nigeria and that integrity cum discipline have negative impact on improved productivity level of the organization, which could be attributed to the nature of these virtues being abstract and could only be seen or observed overtime. The study suggests that all government agencies such as National Pension Commission (PENCOM), Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC), Economic & Financial Crimes Commission & Independent Corrupt Practices, etc. saddled with the duty of ensuring etiquette in workplaces, should discharge their responsibilities more diligently and sanction organisations found guilty of unethical conducts in business concern and employment relationships.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Work Ethics, Work Attitudes, Teamwork, Integrity, Self-Discipline, Profitability
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2015 11:25
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2015 11:25

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