Organisational Variables & Effective Performance of Employees in Oil & Gas Section: An Empirical Investigation

  •  Ajibola O. Ogunyemi    
  •  Simeon. O. Akinlaja    
  •  Emmanuel Adesoye    
  •  Abayomi Akindele-Oscar    
  •  Rasaq Olugbenga Azeez    
  •  Mark A. Omolade    


Formal work organizations are created to produce goods and services and to pursue dominant goals that individuals acting alone cannot achieve. However, the importance of some factors in the achievement of this objective cannot be overemphasized. This study examines the contribution of work environment, organisational culture, to employees’ job performance. Ex-post facto research design was adopted. Proportional stratified and simple random sampling techniques were utilized to select 500 participants from three oil companies in River State, Nigeria (Agip = 150, Schlumberger = 185, Nigerian Agip exploration = 165). Two standardized self-report questionnaires were used for data generation. Two hypotheses were raised and tested using multiple regression and t-test statistics. Findings revealed among others that the two predictor variables (work environment and organisational culture) combined and individually, predicted the criterion variable (job performance). Based on the findings of this study, a number of recommendations were made among which are: employers of labour should provide suitable work environment for increased job performance of employees; and make the organizational culture favourable so as to enhance productivity of the work force.

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