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Attitudinal Change Among Workers For Improved Productivity

Employees are the bedrock of every organisation. Even when its injects new technology into its system in a bid to enhance workers welfare, positive result will not be achieved, without human factor.

A positive or negative attitude affects how workers approach their jobs, and this can have a ripple effect on those around them.

In essence, when an employee reports to work, his attitude affects his work performance and can have an impact on the morale of other employees around him.

In general, a positive attitude will have a positive impact on productivity, while the reverse is also true beyond the skills and experience to do the job; attitude plays an important role in an organization’s productivity and employee satisfaction.

There is a common saying among the workers in most Nigerian establishments that “government work no be anybody’s work”.

This attitude to work of most Nigerian workers is a very common phenomenon in most state government establishment be it state federal or local which will have negative impact on the socio economic development of the country.

The commitment of most workers to their work has drastically declined in recent years compared to their attitude to work years ago.

Nowadays, people refuse to work for their pay, instead they avoid their work slowly so as not to finish the work on time in an effort to do overtime and receive allowances.

Even when they work, it is always done with less concern without minding the quality of their output and the profitability of the business concerned.

Generally, workers with good attitudes have stronger performance, and workers with poor attitudes exhibit less-than-superior performance 

Recently, Oyo state government disclosed plans to promote efficiency and effectiveness that would stimulate optimal performance of its workforce, and ensure the state public and civil service operate in line with international best practices.

This is to ensure a transition of its record keeping processes and registries in the state public and civil service from analog to digital through its office on ICT and e-governance.

In March this year, Lagos state government rewarded 12 outstanding public school teachers and administrators with 12 car gifts for their commitment and diligence to duty.

Government needs to reward excellence among civil servants to serve as morale boosters for others.

It is important that government embarks on training and retraining of its workforce to improve productivity.

There is the need for government to ensure that workers are paid as and when due to motivate workers for optimal performance.

 It makes a lot of sense that people will work harder, faster and better when they are happy and positively motivated.

To improve the public service, it is pertinent that workers play their part by being diligent and dedicated to their duties while the government should equip the service with technological know how for improved service delivery.

To whom much is given much is expected, it behoves Nigerian workers to reciprocate governments gesture by contributing their quota to the socio economic development of the country.

 Fawzeeyah Kasheem

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