Organizational Politics and Career Progression of Employees in Selected Tertiary Institutions in Edo State

Abstract

The non-availability of adequate resources, limited number of positions and tussle for power in the various tertiary institutions in Edo State has made organizational politics inevitable in these institutions. The main objective of this study is to determine the type of relationship that exists between organizational politics and career progression of employees in selected tertiary institutions in Edo State while the specific objective is to ascertain the type of relationship that exists between impression management and job enlargement of employees in selected tertiary institutions in Edo State. Survey research design was adopted for the study, a total population of 305 was used for the study, the Taro Yemmane sampling technique was used for the study,the data collection tool employed by the researcher was the questionnaire,while the analysis of the data was done using the pearson product moment correlation coefficient analysis. The findings revealed that there is a strong positive relationship between impression management and job enlargement in selected tertiary institutions in Edo State. Based on the findings, the researcher concluded that the portraying of certain preferred behaviors by employees in an organization can aid the enlargement of their job. It was against this backdrop that the researcher recommended that employees of tertiary institutions in Edo State should learn to exhibit certain images that are preferred by the influential members of these institutions.Employees who see organizational politics as destructive should have a rethink as the competitive working environment and limited resources available to the employees of these institutions have made organizational politics important in these institutions

Keywords: Career Progression, Impression Management and Job Enlargement, Organizational Politics


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