IMPACT OF WORKERS PARTICIPATION IN DECISION MAKING ON ORGANISATIONAL GROWTH

IMPACT OF WORKERS PARTICIPATION IN DECISION MAKING ON ORGANISATIONAL GROWTH

ABSTRACT

This research work assessed the impact of worker participation in decision making and organisational growth in the manufacturing company, with specific reference to Nigeria Bottling Company and Nigeria Breweries Plc in Enugu. This study tried to ascertain if workers participate in decision making process of their work place and to formulate recommendations regarding worker participation in the decision-making process of their work place. In order to achieve the above objective, the following research hypothesises were advanced:- The extent of worker participation in the decision making process of their work place is low; worker participation in the decision making process do not pose any challenge in the organization; employee participation has no impact on job satisfaction; participation has no effect on employee productivity and employee performance has no impact on organization growth. The following research objectives were advanced:- the major objective is to assess worker participation in decision making and organisation growth; to ascertain if and to what extent are workers involved in the decision making process of their work place; to empirically examine the challenges to worker participation in decision making process in organisation to examine the impact of worker participation on job satisfaction. The survey research design was used, the population of the study comprise of staff of the two selected establishments. The respondents were selected using the simple random sampling technique. Based on the outcome of this study, key recommendations were made which include that enlightenment program for workers on the rights to seize the opportunity of involvement in decision making; liberalizing management structures so as to allow for greater workers involvement; levels of worker participation may be enhanced where they have assured levels of access to the making of decision and formulation of any outcomes. It concluded that a lot needed to be done to change the current negative disposition of the Nigerian management towards workers involvement in management decision.