ORGANIZATIONAL LEARNING CAPABILITY AND EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE OF MANUFACTURING FIRMS IN RIVER STATE
Keywords:organizational learning capability, employee performance, manufacturing firms, decision making
This study examined the relationship between organizational learning capability and employee performance of manufacturing firms in Rivers State, Nigeria. The cross-sectional survey which is a form of quasi experimental design was employed in this study. A total population of seven hundred and forty-five (745) employees was covered in this study but sample size of 254 was derived. Questionnaire was used in collecting data from respondent. The simple random sampling technique was used in this study. The retrieved data was analyzed using Spearman Rank Order Correlation Coefficient in order to ascertain if there is any significant relationship between the dimension of organizational learning capability (participatory decision making and risk taking) and the measures of employee performance (task performance and adaptive performance). The result of the bivariate hypotheses revealed that the dimensions of organizational learning capability relates significantly with the measures of employee performance. Thus, the study concluded that an increase in the organizational learning capability of manufacturing firms in terms of participatory decision making and risk taking will help boost the performance of the employees. The study recommended among others that the management of the manufacturing firms should ensure that employees are involved in decision making process as such will give them a clearer picture of what need to be accomplished and thus enhance their task performance.
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