EMPLOYEE MOTIVATION AND PRODUCTIVITY IN A UNIVERSITY LIBRARY SYSTEM
THE GHANAIAN EXPERIENCE
Employee motivation is central to productivity and efficient delivery of service.
The study examines some of the issues that affect motivation and productivity in Ghana's University of Ghana Library System.
Low staff motivational levels adversely affect productivity in a library.
Salary and remuneration remain a strong motivational force among library staff, though professionals are more satisfied with their salary than para-professionals.
Para-professionals are not only dissatisfied with their salary but also perceive are not paid equitably with respect to their jobs and responsibilities.
The library staff do not just expect to be rewarded for their performance, but also appreciate and value the nature of reward and its distribution system as well.
Though employees agitate for salary increases, there are other variables for the employer to motivate his workers.
Daniel Opoku is a Senior Professional Librarian at the University of Ghana, Legon.
He holds a BA(Hons)in Social Sciences, Master of Public Administration(MPA), and MPhil in Information Studies.He has successfully combined a career in library profession with teaching and research in organizational development and performance management.