Relationship between Employee Motivation and Organizational Productivity


  • Michael Olalekan Adeoti
  • Elizabeth Iragbeson Ozimede


Every organization strives to enhance productivity of staff and organizational performance. Bearing this in mind, this study examines the relationship between employee motivation and organizational productivity among employees in manufacturing sector in Abuja. The researcher obtained data from primary and secondary sources. In all, 280 questionnaires were considered valid for analysis.  The researcher adopted simple random sampling technique while the statistical packages for social sciences (SPSS) and bar charts were employed for data analysis. The findings indicate a positive relationship between motivation and organizational productivity. Specifically, findings demonstrate a positive and significant relationship between staff salary, welfare package and organizational productivity. More so, results indicate that workers’ involvement in decision making is positively related to organizational productivity. The researcher concludes that organizational productivity tends to increase when financial benefits, welfare services and enabling work environment are effectively put in place by the organization.  This study recommends among other things that, manufacturing organizations should offer financial and non-financial incentives to employees and introduce regular training/development programs to keep the workforce productive to continuously enhance organizational productivity.