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Title: The influence of leadership in improving productivity in public sector organizations in Ghana: a case study of Ho Polytechnic and Ho Municipal Hospital
Authors: Agbeley, Charity
Issue Date: 8-Aug-2009
Abstract: Improving productivity has become a major goal in virtually every organization. There is considerable interest in productivity both from an organizational standpoint and national standpoint. High productivity can lead to economic growth and development. This explains why effective leadership and productivity issues seem to be paramount on the agenda of most world leaders especially those in Africa. This research examines the influence of leadership in improving productivity in the public sector organizations in Ghana, with the Ho Polytechnic and the Ho Municipal Hospital as a case study. In all, ninety respondents were sampled and interviewed by way of questionnaires. All respondents did establish that leadership’s role in the attainment of productivity in the public sector organizations is crucial. Furthermore, though gaps exist, they are not due only to leadership style but also, structures and laid down principles; some are for example, the availability of funds and terms of reference. Leadership behavior and attitude towards employees is that of cordiality most of the time but leadership sometimes acts without regards to the feelings and needs of subordinates. Meanwhile, they do sometimes have motivational packages for employees and also lead by example. Effectiveness of leadership practices was seen where it was evident that most of them would not accept mediocrity but insist on the best performance at all cost. However leadership’s weakness in this regards is the failure in formulating organizational productivity formula to serve as a guide to all workers in a bid to inculcating in them the sense of belonging hence improving on productivity.
Description: A Thesis submitted to the Institute of Distance Learning, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of CEMBA, May-2009
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/679
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