GOOD CONDITIONS OF SERVICE: A NOSTRUM TO STAFF EFFECTIVENESS IN NIGERIAN PUBLIC SERVICE
Rachel Ajumoke Owolabi; Professor David Olorunfemi Durosaro; Dr. Saheed Oyeniran & Alexander Gbenga Ogundele
The need for improved staff effectiveness has become universally accepted and its dependent on good conditions of service is not less apparent. It has further become imperative in view of the ever increasing global nature of the public service sector, the competitiveness of the knowledge era and the need for organizational survival, for organisations to provide good working conditions for its staff. Thus the role played by good conditions of service can no longer be over-emphasized. It is against this backdrop that this paper addressed the concepts of conditions of service, public service and staff effectiveness; capture the government roles in enhancing staff conditions of services in the Nigerian public service; and examine the vital role of good conditions of service in enhancing staff effectiveness. The epitome of the paper is that good conditions of service create job satisfaction and where such conditions are inadequate, yield job dissatisfaction of employees; employees leave the organization and develop negative attitudes towards work, thus, affecting staff effectiveness. The paper suggests among others that, there should be comprehensive, attractive and tempting conditions of service, staff regulations and scheme of service in the public service that are adequately comparable with relevant organization across the globe.