Improving Productivity of Hospitality Establishments through Human Relations Skills

Ukabuilu, E. N, Igbojekwe , P. A


This study examines the effect of Human Relations Skills on the productivity of hospitality establishments some hotels in South-Eastern States of Nigeria. The study has six independent variables namely: communication skills, cooperation team work, employee social awareness skills, democratic leadership skills and employee participation skills as the human relations skills and the dependent variable is profitability. The study has six specific objectives and was guided by six research questions and six hypotheses.  In carrying out this study, a sample size of 286 was used.  The data collected were analyzed using simple percentages and frequency distribution tables. The stated hypotheses were tested using Ordinal Logit Regression. The study showed that employee social awareness skills in hospitality establishment significantly affect the profitability of the organizations. The study also showed that cooperative team work, participation in decision making and democratic leadership style affect the profitability of the establishment but not significantly as observed. It was therefore, recommended that every hospitality establishment should train their employees on: proper communication skills, social awareness skills and should have good policy on conflict management skill. Cooperative team work skills, participation in decision making and democratic leadership style should be re-visited and improved upon so that the positive effect will be significantly felt.

Keywords: Human relations skills, communication skills, social awareness skills, cooperative teamwork skills and leadership style


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