African Journal of
Business Management

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Bus. Manage.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1993-8233
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJBM
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 4137

Full Length Research Paper

Prospects for sustainability and viability of Nigerian manufacturing organizations through team work approach

Lovlyn Ekeowa Kelvin-Iloafu
  • Lovlyn Ekeowa Kelvin-Iloafu
  • University of Nigeria Enugu Campus Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 21 November 2016
  •  Accepted: 07 February 2017
  •  Published: 14 June 2017

Abstract

This study on prospects for sustainability and viability of Nigerian manufacturing organizations through team work approach has the overall objective of ascertaining the extent to which teamwork approach to change management holds good prospects for sustenance and viability in Nigerian manufacturing organizations. The study adopted the survey research design, in which ten manufacturing companies in the South-Eastern Nigeria were studied.  The population of the study was thirteen thousand, six hundred and twenty three (13,623), and the sample size was calculated to be six hundred and nineteen using the Taro Yamane’s formula.  The sampling selection was the stratified sampling method. A self-developed structured questionnaire and oral interview guide were the research instruments used for the study. Data collected were presented descriptively using charts, simple frequency and percentage distribution, mean and standard deviation. The hypotheses were tested using the Z-test statistic. The major finding of the study were that teamwork approach to change management in Nigeria manufacturing organizations to a large extent holds good prospects for sustenance and viability (Zcal = 5.76 > Zcritical = 1.96, p < 0.05). The study concludes that teamwork has the prospect of making manufacturing organisations very effective, viable and sustainable. Specifically, it has the benefits of improved productivity and product quality, innovativeness and manpower development. Based on the findings, the study recommended among others that, for an improved product design with high quality that will appeal to customers’ satisfaction any day, teamwork should be encouraged in Nigerian manufacturing organizations. It is also recommended that team incentives and rewards should be strictly adhered to in order to boost team performance and effectiveness. Team members should be carefully selected so that members with requisite skills are selected to work towards achieving the required objectives.

 

Key words: Prospects for sustainability and viability of manufacturing organizations and Team work approach.