International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Human Factor Dimensions and Workplace Climate of Food and Beverage Firms in Lagos State, Nigeria: An Empirical Paper
Kuforiji, A. Aramide; Egwakhe, A. Johnson; Binuyo, O. Adekunle

Workplace climate is vital to an organisation's goal achievement with human factors as catalyst. Organisation’s fail when processes are not consonant with the values that guides the atmospheric workplace behaviour. Several studies on employee's behaviour and its impact on team’s outcome exist. However, there are limited work on individual effect of employee attitude, skill, knowledge, involvement, trust, engagement, and commitment on the organisation’s climatic condition. Survey method with a target population of 4,834 employees of selected food and beverages companies in Lagos State, was used for the study. Stratified random sampling technique was used to select participants. Krejcie and Morgan table was used to determine 392 sample size. 400 copies of questionnaire was administered with 94% response rate. Data were analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Results of tested hypothesis revealed human factor dimensions had a significant effect on workplace climate (Adj R2=0.474, F(7, 363)=48.672, p<0.05) however, employee knowledge (β = 0.005, t = 0.119, p>0.05) and employee skill (β =0.018, t =0.359, p>0.05) were insignificant. The study concluded that employee attitude, trust, and engagement were vital factors required to achieve a harmonious workplace climate. Recommendation was pillared on building attitude, trust and engagement to enhance workplace climate.

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