The Scope and Patterns of Organisational Politics in Nigeria

Ben E A Oghojafor, Ik Muo


The objective of this study is to investigate the perceptions and experience of Nigerian managers as regards the nature, causes and scope of organizational politics in Nigeria. 500 questionnaires were distributed to managers in Lagos, PH, Enugu, Ago-Iwoye and Kaduna and 200 were properly filled and returned. Descriptive statistics were used for the analyses and the study found that most of the victims of organizational politics would rather leave it to God but would have reacted differently if the labour market were more vibrant; that organizational politics is prevalent due to economic hardship and uncertainty; that its consequences include demotivation and demoralization but that it has some positive outcomes; that organizational politics is positively related to the size of the organization and that it can be minimized by enthroning an ethical culture, having concise and precise policies and decentralization.

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International Journal of Business Administration
ISSN 1923-4007(Print) ISSN 1923-4015(Online)


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