International Journal of Applied Management and Technology




The study analyzed the level of employee productivity and identified factors influencing employee productivity in listed manufacturing firms in southwestern Nigeria. The descriptive survey design was adopted for this study. A sample of 394 respondents was selected using a simple random sampling technique. Data collected using a structured questionnaire were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The study showed that a majority of the respondents (58.33%) had average productivity levels. Results further revealed that management and organizational factors were identified as having the greatest influence on employees’ productivity, followed by organizational/technical factors, and then production and finance factors. In addition, results indicated that financial (B = -1.322, p = 0.000), management (B = -2.751, p = 0.000), personal (B = -2.721, p = 0.000), and organizational factors (B = -3.140, p = 0.000) all had significant and negative influence on workers’ productivity. The study concluded that financial, management, personal, and organizational factors were potent factors that could define workers’ productivity.