Utilizing Teams for High Performance in Nigerian Universities: A Study of University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus.

Iroegbu Ngozi Franca, Agu, Okoro Agu


Team work is a new work process geared towards uniting the skills of workers for common   purpose and common performance goal to yield high performance of workers  in the management of Nigerian Universities. The objectives are:  To investigate the effects of workers commitment towards team work on their performance in university management. To determine the relationship between team work and workers skill enhancement. The study had a population of 2940 staff covering Junior/senior staff of University of Nigeria Enugu Campus. A sample size of 355 was selected using Taro Yamane’s statistical sample technique. Questionnaire was the main instrument for data collection which was designed in 4 point Likert scale format supported with personal interview. A total of 352 copies of questionnaire were distributed but only 305 copies were brought back. .The data collected were presented and analyzed with descriptive statistics while the corresponding hypotheses were tested with Pearson’s product movement correlation coefficient at 0.05 alpha level. The findings indicate that: Team work has significant effect on workers performance in university management (X2c = 37.161 > X2t = 7.81); It also shows that there is significant relationship between workers commitment towards teamwork and skill enhancement (r = 0.872; P < 0.05). The study concludes that utilizing teams, produces high performance amongst workers in university management. The following recommendations were given by the study;  Periodic rotation of workers to remove the bias and increase commitment to common goal .The use .of committees and boards with people who possess different professional skills to execute activities of the university, this will create   forum  for professional interaction and skill enhancement.

Keywords: Teamwork, High performance, University management.

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