Effects of Reward System on Productivity in the Local Government System in Benue State

Richard Gbande


The study investigated the effect of reward system on productivity in the Local Government System in Benue State. The study made use of the structured questionnaire as the major instrument for data collection. The descriptive statistic of mean and standard deviation were used for answering the questions while the inferential statistic of Chi-square was used testing the hypothesis. The found out that, productivity in the local government system is dependent on reward system given that the calculated value of the chi-square (489.7) is greater than the critical value of the chi-square (16.92) at 5% level of significance. The study concludes that, rewarding employees is critical not only to increase in the level of productivity but also leads to job satisfaction on the part of the employees. The study therefore recommended that, both employers and leaders or local government to as a matter of urgency design appropriate employees rewarding systems and implement same in their various local governments in order to enhance productivity and achieve their desired goals.

Keywords: Reward System, Productivity and Local Government System

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