This project work is primarily covered with Leadership Style and
their impact on employee productivity. A case study of Kaduna Refinery
and Petrochemical Company Kachia Road, Kilometer 16 Kaduna South,
Kaduna. The first part of the project work introduces the reader to what
extent leadership style have on employee productivity with background
of the subject matter, the significant, objective and scope of the
subject matter. Secondly, the researcher review the works of past
writers on the subject matter, the definition of terms area covered by
the study. Thirdly, it considers the method the researcher used in
gathering necessary information for the study; questionnaire was
employed as appropriate instrument for the study. The researcher
population was 200 individuals which consist of sales department,
production department, human resource department and purchasing
department staff of Kaduna Refinery and Petrochemical Company Kachia
Road, Kilometer 16 Kaduna south Kaduna. The researcher uses 20 people as
a sample size which represent the entire population, the information
gathered have also been analyzed and presented, result of data which is
presented in tabular form using likert method. Discussion of result have
also been emphasized to give consistency between finding and the
existing knowledge. Finally, the summary, conclusion of the entire work,
further gives recommendation about the findings of the research work
has shown that Kaduna Refinery and Petrochemical Company should adopt
the use of effective leadership style as it is a better way of improving
and increasing employee productivity in the organization.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
CHAPTER ONE: Introduction
1.1 Background of the Study 1
1.2 Statement of the
1.3 Objective of the
1.4 Significance of the
1.5 Research Questions4
1.6 Scope of the
1.7 Definition of
CHAPTER TWO: Literature Review
2.1 Concept of
2.3 Fielders’ Situational Approach to Leadership 14
2.3.1 Harsey and Blanchard’s Situational Leadership Theory 15
2.4 Factors to Consider in Selecting Leadership Style 17
2.5 Relationship between Leadership and Productivity 19
2.6 Leadership and
2.7 Types of
2.8 Leadership and Decision Making 26
2.9 Leadership and Communication 28
CHAPTER THREE: Research Methodology
3.1 Area of
3.3 Population of the
3.4 Sample and Sampling Procedure 31
3.5 Instrument for Data Collection 31
3.6 Administration of the
3.7 Statistical Technique Used for Analyzing Data 32
CHAPTER FOUR: Data Analysis and Presentation
4.1 Presentation of Result 34
CHAPTER FIVE: Summary, Discussion, Conclusion and Recommendation
5.1 Summary of
5.2 Discussion of
5.3 Implication of
5.6 Suggestion for Further Studies 49
CHAPTER I: Introduction
1.1 Background of the Study
The importance of leadership in an organization can not be
overemphasized. Leadership is a major element that sets successful and
unsuccessful organizations and government apart. It plays central role
in offering direction and purpose towards achieving goals of the
organization. It is also an important element in the social relationship
of groups at work. Leadership is the main factor that determines and
shape group behaviour. When it is correctly applied, each employee
enjoys a feeling of strong commitment towards achieving organizational
goals. Regardless of equality of its members, every group will tend to
have a system in which it will have a leader.
However, organizational goals can never be achieved without proper
leadership style in play. It is important to note that the effective
performance of an individual employee is a function of both his personal
characteristics and the individual environment. A careful consideration
of knowledge, skills, experience, attitude and motivation of an
employee enhance maximum productivity and efficiency in the job. Since
leadership deals with the human resource element, it provides the basis
for effective utilization of material resources in an organization
through individual skills, knowledge and ability.
Leadership can simply be defined as a process of influencing the
activities of an individual or a group towards attainment of set goals.
Leadership is the life wire of an organization. Douglas McGregor theory X
and theory Y is to the view that leaders attitude towards human nature
as a large influence on how that person behaves as a leader and how it
affects the employee under the leader. It is however important to note
that no single leadership style is likely to be effective in all
circumstances, leadership style vary based on surroundings and
However, instead of concentrating on a single leadership style,
leaders can vary their approaches depending on three factors: forces in
the leader, forces in the subordinate and forces in the situation. An
effective leader is measured by his ability to manage and withstand
forces around him and how to effectively utilize human and material
resources to attain organizational objectives. Douglas McGregor put it
clear that there is a close relationship between leaders’ expectation
and the resulting performance of subordinates. He further explains that
if leaders’ expectations are high, productivity is likely to be high.
1.2 Statement of the Problem
One of the problems observed by the researcher is the inflexibility
of the leadership style by most organization managers. They fail to
adjust their style of leading to the changing situations and business
environment. This failure is as a result of the lack of understanding of
the fact that no one particular style of leadership can fit all
conditions and must be flexible to give room for change.
Another problem is close to the first. Managers failure to consider
the prevailing situation when leading their subordinates. They fail to
allow the situation dictate the particular style of leadership to adopt.
Also is the problem of absence of an effective line of communication
between the manager and their employees. The communication gap between
leaders and their subordinate posses a big problem for several
organization as effective leadership is predicated on communication
pattern of both the managers and their subjects.
In conclusion, leaders lack managerial experience in ensuring that
workers are motivated, the absence of motivation contributes to the
inefficiency and ineffectiveness of workers.
1.3 Objective of the Study
a. To identify the different leadership styles and their relationship with employee productivity
b. To determine the relationship between leadership styles and employee motivation
c. To ascertain the effects of leadership styles on employee morale
d. To determine the relationship between employee productivity and placement
e. To examine the significance of leadership styles on organization survival
1.4 Significance of the Study
This research work is aimed at improving employee productivity
through the various leadership styles. It is also aimed at highlighting
the relationship between leadership styles and employee motivation, the
significance of leadership styles on organization survival. It will also
serve as reference document to students, government, other researchers
and scholars, leaders, employee by contributing towards the advancement
of knowledge in management and other field. It is also a requirement in
partial fulfillment for the award of Higher National Diploma in
Purchasing and Supply of Kaduna Polytechnic.
1.5 Research Questions
a. What are the different leadership style and their relationship with employee productivity
b. What are the relationship between leadership styles and employee motivation
c. What are the effects of leadership styles on employee morale
d. What are the relationship between employee productivity and placement
e. What are the significance of leadership styles on organization survival
1.6 Scope of the Study
The study centre on the concept of leadership styles and their impact
on employee productivity, to identify the different leadership styles
and their relationship with employee productivity, to determine the
relationship between leadership styles and employee motivation, to
determine the relationship between employee productivity and placement,
to ascertain the relationship between leadership styles on employee
morale, to establish the impact of leadership styles on organization
1.7 Definition of Terms
Leadership: The process of directing and inspiring employee to perform task and oriented activities of the organization.
Style: The various behavior patterns favoured by leaders during the process of directing and influencing employee.
Productivity: The act of carrying out an action or a piece of work.
Motivation: The force that influence, enthusian, direct employee energy towards the attainment of set objectives.
Autocratic: One who rules by his own power without seeking the opinion of his subordinate.
Democratic: One who adheres to, or promote individual participation as a principle.
Laissez faire: A leader general principle of no interference with the free action of his subordinate.
Organization: Are artificially contrived structures
with procedures and objectives defining the responsibilities and
highlighting who does what type of job task.
Reward: Feeling of satisfaction derived from achieving recognition and competence.