THE PERFORMANCE OF NIGERIA INSTITUTE FOR OIL PALM RESEARCH (NIFOR), BENIN CITY (1998-2005)
The purpose of this study was to examine the causes of low performance in public organizations. Nigeria Institute for Oil Palm Research was used as a case study. Public organizations are faced with poor performance leading to low productivity in most developing countries like Nigeria. There is general nonchalant attitude of staff in the discharge of their duties. What are the causes? This crucial and yet unresolved questions have been and are still a source of concern to the public as a whole and it is critical for this research. This study would empirically analyze the causes of low performance and was enriched by mixed methods such as questionnaire surveys and indepth interviews with respondents from various sections of NIFOR. An aggregate of 20 questionnaires were analyzed. Poor motivation and attitude have negative impact on productivity. Therefore organization could not prosper well, succeed, grow or even survive without adequately addressing the issue of improper motivation of workers. This study provided some insights and practical implementations to management of public organizations.