IMPACT OF FLEXIBLE WORK ARRANGEMENT ON EMPLOYEES PERFORMANCE IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN LAGOS STATE, NIGERIA
Flexible work arrangement has been developed to minimize work pressure, health hazards and improve productivity. The study examined the relationship between flexible work arrangement and employees performance with emphasis on public schools in Lagos State. Daily commuting by workers in public schools in Lagos State could expose them to high risk of health hazards due to fixed term employment. Furthermore, increase in commuting raises the level of road congestions, high cost of transport, maintenance of vehicles, traffic and road facilities with exhaustion and stress as negative impacts on commuters. Questionnaire were designed to assess the views of respondents and potency of flexible work arrangement in the state. The study adopted a survey research and CMS Grammar School as a case study. Based on random sampling method, a total of 160 employees were selected as sample size drawn from a population size of 400 workers. Analysis was conducted with Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) and Pearson correlation coefficient as test statistics. The hypothesis that there is no significant relationship between flexible work arrangement and employees’ performance was formulated to determine the statistical significance of the study. The study found out that there was a significant relationship between flexible work arrangement and employees’ performance thus the null hypothesis was rejected. The study is used to explain the negative impact of road congestion, hazardous emissions and delays on workers’ health and employees’ productivity in organisations in Lagos State.
|Keywords: Employee Performance, Flexible Work Arrangement, Health Hazards, Organisational Productivity, Road Congestion|
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