The Effect of Working Conditions on Employees Performance in Uganda a Case Study of Brac Micro Finance Institution in Nakawa Division
Author: AYOT MELINDA
Supervisor: Maurice Mukokoma
In organizations good working conditions are known to result in improvement of performance amongst employees. In Uganda however evidence shows a declining trend of work performance in terms of job quality, productivity and job accomplishment besides poor service delivery that is eminent in organizations. This study therefore investigated the effect of working conditions on employee performance in Uganda with evidence from Brac Uganda in Nakawa division, Kampala.
The study using a cross sectional study design in which questionnaires were administered to 50 employees of Brac Uganda found out that working time had a significant positive correlation with performance of employees (r = 0.809, sig. = 0.000). It also found a significant positive correlation coefficient (r) of 0.722, Sig. = 0.000 for the effect of physical conditions on the performance of employees and a Pearson correlation coefficient (r) of 0.848 and a significance of 0.000 for the relationship between remuneration and performance of employees.
The study basing on the findings concluded that there existed a strong positive correlation between working time and performance of employees such that the more appropriate the working time, the higher the performance of employees and less appropriate the working time, the lower the performance of employees in Brac Uganda. It was also concluded that physical conditions and remuneration affected employee performance in such a way that the better the physical conditions alongside remuneration, the higher the performance of employees and worse the physical conditions or less the remuneration, the lower the performance of Brac Uganda employees.
The study accordingly recommended among others that organizations should continuously check and review working time to one that is ideal for their employees if their employee performance is to improve. It was also recommended that besides organizations putting in place modalities that help to improve the work place physical conditions in terms of amenities like toilets and work space, the management of organizations should increase the remuneration of their employees in terms of salary and wages to optimal levels if the performance of such employees is to be improved.