Assessment of Senior Staff Development at Electricity Company of Ghana (E. C. G) Koforidua Branch

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The study assessed senior staff development at Electricity Company of Ghana (E.C.G) in the Koforidua branch by determining the types of senior staff development programmes, analyzing senior staff perception on their development, determining the problems that management faces in organizing senior staff development programmes and analyzing the trends in senior staff development programmes. These were done with the aim of promoting staff development in the study area because it was found that senior staff development programmes in the case study organization had been reducing over the years.Again, due to the absence of staff development policy, no structured staff development programme was followed in the organization causing a lot of agitation among senior staff. The ad hoc nature of organizing staff development programmes has also led to a situation where few workers have over benefited while the other staff have never had the opportunity to be trained. This study adopted the survey methods of data collection and analysis using mainly structured questionnaires.Stratified sampling method was used to categorise senior staff into their respective departments or sections which a sample was drawn from each department or section for the total sample size for the study. The sample size used was sixty one (61). A major finding of the study is that inadequate budgetary allocation, high cost of training and poor timing of development programmesare the main problems affecting staff development in the study area. It was recommended that there should be proper staff development planning which will take into consideration budgetary allocation and timing of staff development programmes.
A Thesis submitted to the Institute of Distance Learning, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Commonwealth Executive Masters of Business Administration,