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Research Journal of Applied Sciences
Year: 2008 | Volume: 3 | Issue: 3 | Page No.: 246-249
Extrinsic Motivation and Organisational Productivity: A Study of Bendel Feed and Flour Mill Limited, Ewu Edo State, Nigeria
E. Ainabor Augustine , R. Akagbosu Louis and A. Ainabor Stephen
 
Abstract: In an attempt to boost productivity, employers of labour are always concerned with what factors to employ to motivate workers. This is because of the fact that the survival of any organisation largely depends on high rate of productivity. Through various studies, management and scholars had identified motivation as an important tool for achieving an acceptable level of Productivity. In a growing economy like Nigeria, it is likely that what people want from their jobs differs from individual to individual, depending on the prevailing conditions and working environment. This study investigates the impact of extrinsic motivator like provision of medical facilities on productivity in Bendel Feed and Flour Mill (BFFM) Limited, Ewu. To achieve the purpose of the study, 300 questionnaires were administered to a sample of workers of which 250 representing 83.3%, were returned. Simple and multiple regression analysis were run to determine relationships among variables in the hypothesis. It was found that the variable, when statistically tested, failed to explain productivity in BFFM, Ewu. The finding however confirms Herzberg’s theory of motivation which postulates that the presence of maintenance or hygiene factors will not motivate people in an organisation, yet these factors must be present or dissatisfaction will arise. Medical care in this regard, is a potential hygiene factor.
 
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E. Ainabor Augustine , R. Akagbosu Louis and A. Ainabor Stephen , 2008. Extrinsic Motivation and Organisational Productivity: A Study of Bendel Feed and Flour Mill Limited, Ewu Edo State, Nigeria. Research Journal of Applied Sciences, 3: 246-249.
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