Employee Involvement in Decision Making and Organisational Performance in Imo State Ministry of Agriculture, Owerri, Imo State NIGERIA
Keywords:Imo State Ministry of Agriculture, organisational performance, Decision Making, Employee Commitments, Employee Involvement
This study examined employee involvement in decision making and organisational performance in Imo State Ministry of Agriculture Owerri, Imo State. In line with the above, two research objectives, two research questions and two research hypotheses guided the study. Survey research design was used and questionnaire served as the instrument of data collection. From the population of 200, the researcher sampled 133 staff. But out of 133 staff sampled, only 120 questionnaires was properly filled, returned and used. The data collected were presented in tables and analysed using simple percentage and Pearson product moment correlation coefficient. Based on that the findings revealed that employee involvement in decision making significantly affect job satisfaction; and there is significant relationship between employee involvement in decision making and employee commitments in the organisation. It was recommended that organisations should incorporate in their policies effective participative management mechanism to aid decision making; organisational workers at all levels should be involved in decision making so as to contribute their quota for organisational growth and development; and collective bargaining should be adopted by management to maintain industrial democracy, harmony and hence improved productivity.