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Examining the influence of motivation on organizational productivity in Bayelsa state private hospitals

Open Access Journal of Science
Raimi Aziba-Anyam Gift,1 Fortune Obindah2

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Pushing through the 21st century, the vast amount of accumulated theoretical knowledge and practical experience related to human resources as well as the ever growing need to seek new ways to survive and compete in the global economy. The new complex industry and global competitive conditions also create an increased interest in understanding the multidimensional nature of motivation on the overall organizational productivity. Hence, private hospitals in Bayelsa State are faced with challenges which impedes on successful service delivery. While, motivation is increasingly seen as underlying an organizational productivity. The overall workplace behaviour has been recognised as an important element in organisational performance. This perspective views the influence of motivation as crucial in sustaining an organizational productivity. The population of the study was 204 comprising office managers and other staff in ten different hospitals in Yenagoa, Bayelsa Open Access Journal of Science Research Article Open Access State. A sample size of 135 was gotten using taro Yamane formula. This study adopted a descriptive survey design. Methods used to analyse the data were mean, standard deviation and simple regression. The instrument used for this study was a questionnaire titled Eustress and Organizational Productivity in Bayelsa State Private Hospitals. Reliability of the instrument was tested using cronbach’s alpha statistical tool and it yielded a coefficient level of 0.768. All the research questions were answered using standard deviation and mean. While all the hypothesis were tested with 0.05 level of significance. Results shows that 12.5 percent of the variation in organizational productivity was accounted for by motivation. Meaning that improvement in motivation will result to corresponding improvement in organizational productivity. It also reveals that the F-calculated (18.958) is greater than the F-critical (3.91) at 0.05 level of significances which means that there is a significant linear relationship between motivation and organizational productivity. Therefore, there is a significant influence of motivation on organizational productivity in Bayelsa State private hospitals. The result indicates that the higher the level of motivation, the better the organizational productivity among office managers’ in Bayelsa State private hospitals. Based on the findings, the study concludes that organization can improve productivity by motivating and promoting their office managers. The researcher put forward some recommendations which includes; private hospitals should have a well-articulated strategies in motivating and promoting their employees on the aspect of motivation, office managers should be encouraged, but should be applied moderately and in the long-run, a continuous improvement mechanism by various stakeholders in the private hospital is deemed necessary to maintain delivery standards.


motivation, private hospitals, organizational productivity, service delivery, Bayelsa State, Nigeria