TABLE OF CONTENTS
TABLE OF CONTENTS vi
LIST OF TABLES viii
CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION 1
1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY…………………………………….………….1
1.2 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM 3
1.3 PURPOSE OF THE STUDY 4
1.4 SIGNIFICANCE OF STUDY 4
1.5 RESEARCH QUESTIONS 5
1.6 SCOPE OF THE STUDY 6
1.7 DEFINITION OF TERMS 6
CHAPTER TWO: REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE 7
2.1 INTRODUCTION 7
2.2 CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK……………………………………………………7
2.2.1 INTERPERSOAL RELATIONSHIP……………………………………..………..7
2.2.2 THE EFFECT OF INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIP ON PRODUCTIVITY 8
2.3 THEORETICAL STUDY…………………………………………………………..11
2.4 INTERPERSONAL SKILL NEEDED BY AN OFFICE MANAGER IN RELATING WITH THE BOSS, COLLEAGUE AND CUSTOMERS 13
2.5 THE CAUSE OF POOR PRODUCTIVITY IN AN PORGANIZATION 16
2.6 HOW TO ENHANCE GOOD PRODUCTIVITY IN THE ORGANIZATION 18
2.7 SUMMARY OF LITERATURE REVIEW 20
CHAPTER THREE 21
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 21
3.1 INTRODUCTION 21
3.2 RESEARCH DESIGN 21
3.3 SOURCES OF DATA 21
3.3.1 PRIMARY SOURCES OF DATA 21
3.3.2 SECONDARY SOURCES OF DATA 21
3.4 POPULATION 22
3.5 SAMPLE TECHNIQUE 22
3.6 SAMPLE SIZE 22
3.7 THE METHOD OF DATA COLLECTION 22
3.8 METHOD OF DATA ANALYSIS 23
3.9 VALIDATION OF RESEARCH INSTRUMENT 24
CHAPTER FOUR 25
DATA PRESENTATION 25
4.1 INTRODUCTION 25
4.2 RESEARCH QUESTION ONE………………………………………………….25
4.3 RESEARCH QUESTION TWO 27
4.4 RESEARCH QUESTION THREE 29
4.5 RESEARCH QUESTION FOUR 31
4.6 DISCUSION OF FINDINGS 33
CHAPTER FIVE 34
SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATION 34
5.1 INTRODUCTION 34
5.2 SUMMARY OF FINDINGS 34
5.3 CONCLUSION 35
5.4 RECOMMENDATIONS 35
5.5 SUGGESTION FOR FURTHER STUDIES 36
5.6 LIMITATION OF THE STUDY 36
APPENDIX I 38
CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
The aim of the study is to examine “The effects of interpersonal relationship on productivity in organizations.” every organization is set up for a definite purpose. In an organizational setting, workers come together to work as a team in pursuit of organization and individual goals. Organizations rely on materials and human resources to achieve set goals and objectives of these the human element is the most important because without it no machine can function.
This work is made up of five chapters. Chapter one of this work contains the introduction, chapter two literature review, chapter three research methodology, chapter four data presentation, analysis and discussion of findings while chapter five is the summary, conclusion and recommendations.
In the past office work was seeing as a personal business in the sense that each person working man office is dispatch to their duty and they concentrated on the duty. This system of work makes the office work look boring and slow.
Recently it has been discovered that the only tools to faster productivity and accurate task done is interpersonal relationship and team working.
According to Friedrich and Dixo in Kabep and Joel (2010), interpersonal relationship is curtailed to achieving organizational goal: Thus in all organization we have negative and positive work relationship. In the view of Kitty (1998) Business and administrative communication interpersonal relationship is the ability to k positively with the attitude of problem solving.
According a retrieve work’ from (H T T P //: WWW.nhne.com) stated that performance of members of any organization depend on their ability to effectively interact with their superiors subordinates and co-workers within the organization.
In most of our today’s organization we are having people’s problem rather than business problems why it is due to faulty interpersonal relation which hinders the achievement of organizational goals. Efforts are therefore made to enhance the interpersonal skill of the people in the organization so as to solve the problem.
Team working is crucial to the success of an organization. Some team produce product, some provide services, some recommended solution to problems. Other team perhaps added add national services to the already provides ones.
1.2 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
Interpersonal relationship and team work are two things that work together in an organization to promote successful goal achievement.
In most of our business organization today division of Iabour which bring about team work has not been put into action. This has hindered productivity and profitability of cause it has lead to the close down of many organizations.
Any organization that does not have a good working relation is ban to fail because there will not be co-operation within them. This research work is carried out to eliminate in cooperativeness in the organization and to improve interpersonal skill of office managers working in organizations in Nigeria.
1.3 PURPOSE OF THE STUDY
The aim of this study 4S to identify the importance of interpersonal relationship and its effect on team work in the organization. Other sub-aims includes:
To identify types of interpersonal relationships in the business organization.
1.4 SIGNIFICANCE OF STUDY
The project work is going to be beneficial to governmental and private organizations and the banking sector. These are places where so many come to meet together to work with the same goals and objective. Office or organization relationships without an effective interpersonal relationship have a greater likely hold of failure in its proper running of administration. When an organization could not be able to meet up with those things shown good quality interpersonal relationship which enable a team to work effectively towards achieving organizational and individual goals the organization is working towards her down fail. This project work is going increase the working relationship in any office the earlier mention work place.
1.5 RESEARCH QUESTIONS
The following questions would guide the study:
1.6 SCOPE OF THE STUDY
The study is focuses on the interpersonal relationship and its effects in an organization. It will be carried out in the following organizations in Port Harcourt, Rivers State; they are: Unity Bank P.L.C., Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHED), the Tide News Paper corporation, the Promise Fast food, Nigeria Info Radio Station, Campas Hotel Limited, The Bobby Petroleum and Ecogas Energy.
1.7 DEFINITION OF TERMS
INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIP: This is a strong band between two or many person.
TEAM: Group of people working together achieve goals
ORGANIZATION: Group of people who bring resources together to form a business with the aims of profit making.
PRODUCTIVITY: These groups of people who come together to work in order to achieve organizational and individual goals.