Emerging Paradigm of Employees’ Involvement in Decision Making and Organizational Effectiveness: Further Evidence from Nigerian Manufacturing Firms
Keywords:Advisory Participation, Employee Engagement, Employee voice, Job Engagement, Organizational Adaptability, Organizational Flexibility
This study explored employees’ involvement in decision making and organizational effectiveness of manufacturing firms. The cross-sectional survey research design was employed. Data were elicited from the middle and lower level employees of manufacturing firms registered under the Manufacturing Association of Nigeria (M.A.N.), Edo/Delta Chapter retrieved as at 31st October, 2021. For the purpose of the research, ten firms were selected with a total staff population of 1,839. Taro Yamane’s formula was used in arriving at a sample of 329 employees and 216 responses retrieved were analyzed using the simple percentage, mean statistics, and hypotheses tested with linear regression after multicollinearity test and correlation matrix revealed no collinearity problem. Results of hypotheses tested showed that employees’ involvement in decision making has significant effect on organizational productivity, organizational adaptability, and organizational flexibility. Accordingly, the study recommended that the top management level of manufacturing firms should see the need to constantly involve the middle and lower level employees in their decision making processes whether directly or through advisory participation, to continually gain more effectiveness.
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