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Title: Examining the impact of social networking on employee’s performance and organizational productivity; a case of J. A Plant Pool Ghana Ltd, Sandvik Ghana Ltd and Mantrac Ghana.
Authors: Kannor, Kabutey Davis
Ahadzie, D. K.
Keywords: Evaluation
Outcomes
Social networking
Employee’s performance
Organizational productivity
J. A Plant Pool Ghana Ltd
Sandvik Ghana Ltd
Mantrac Ghana.
Issue Date: 22-Jun-2021
Abstract: The purpose of this study is to examine the use of social networking and how it impacts on the performance of employees and organizational productivity in the engineering and construction sector in Ghana with a focus on J.A Plant Pool Ghana Ltd, Sandvik Ghana Ltd and Mantrac Ghana Ltd. For some reasons, the impact of social networking on employees’ performance and organizational productivity hasn’t been given enough attention by scholars for that matter in Ghana. The study used a sample of 130 respondents covering vital department so the organization and also ensuring representativeness. Primary data was gathered through the use of a well-structured questionnaire which reflected the objective of the study under the sections. Data gathered was checked and clean of any errors that could affect the reliability of results and further analyzed using the Statistical Package for the Social Scientist version 25.0 deploying descriptive statistical analytical tools and parameters. A general analysis was made to ascertain the variables that’s are significant in affecting set parameters and followed by a comparative analysis. Mantrac Ghana had the highest number of respondents using Facebook while with WhatsApp, Sandvik Ghana had the highest count. Under the use of social media, it was strongly agreed that it was used to market company products and having flexibility in their job. The variable with the least mean significance was the sharing of experiences with other colleagues in their field through the platforms. Under the benefits of using social media, it was identified that social media was used by respondents to learn how to perform better on their job where Mantrac Ghana contributed majority of such responses. On the organizational level, the impact social media platforms had on it was allowing its users to take advantage of the technical features of it like sharing and scheduling function among others. It was recommended that, organizations can put in place regulatory measures at help align the use of these platforms for work related activities.
Description: A dissertation submitted to the Department of Building Technology, College of Art and Built Environment in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science, 2019.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/14055
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