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ERIC Number: EJ813698
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0010-8146
Managing Democracy in the Workplace for Sustainable Productivity in Nigeria
Arikpo, Arikpo B.; Etor, Robert B.; Usang, Ewa
Convergence, v40 n1-2 p67-80 2007
Democracy engenders freedom for all, human rights, participation based on equality, shared values, the rule of law, due process, good governance and transparency. In the workplace, it would include freedom of expression, association, participation, access to available information and the right of workers to understand what goes on where they work. In Nigeria, where democracy is being vigorously entrenched both by the government and the population, with the assistance of some foreign countries, notably Britain and the United States, having the appropriate skills to instil democratic management in an emerging capitalist system such as we have in Nigeria is necessary and timely, in order to put in place an effective management that will improve productivity of workers in Nigeria. This article therefore examines the adoption of democracy in the workplace in recognition of the significance of shared roles in decision making between management and workers, and indeed all stakeholders in any organisation. It focuses on the various issues of democratic principles for sustainable productivity. The article also describes and recommends various management processes and methods that would enhance harmonious industrial relations and productivity in work organisations, especially in developing countries such as Nigeria.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Nigeria; United Kingdom (Great Britain); United States