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Performance Challenges in Public Organizations: A Study of National Centre for Energy Research and Development (Ncerd), University of Nigeria, Nsukka: 2008-2014.

By Benjamin Onwe

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Performance Challenges in Public Organizations: A Study of National Centre for Energy Research and Development (Ncerd), University of Nigeria, Nsukka: 2008-2014.
 
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This study examined the performance challenges that mitigate the optimal performance of the employees of National Centre for Energy Research and Development, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Survey design was adopted and both primary and secondary sources of data gathering were employed. In line with the three research questions raised in the study, sixteen questionnaire items were developed to collect data. The instrument was validated by experts in the field and its reliability enhanced by employing the test re-test technique before their actual administration. The study was anchored on the goal setting theory of motivation by Edwin Locke, emphasising that goal setting is essentially linked to task performance. Chi-square was adopted in testing the formulated hypotheses. The findings of the study showed that the employees lacked adequate training for required expertise for effective operation in the Centre; that their recruitment was politicised to the detriment of performance and that the employees were not adequately and strategically motivated to encourage their commitment for optimal performance. The study recommends among others: that the employees of the Centre be adequately and strategically motivated, regularly trained to maximize their expertise, recruited/appointed based on merit, provided with career progression opportunities in programmes that relate to their jobs and that performance management technique should be adopted in assessing the employees of the Centre.

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