Employee Attitude to Management Style : case: International equitable association Nigeria Limited.
Osondu, Marshall (2012)
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The aim of the study is to reveal employees’ attitudes to management style in International equitable association Limited, Aba, Nigeria (IEA). IEA is a soap and detergent manufacturing company. The company uses modern management styles to drive employee performance. This study set out to investigate employee attitudes to the various management styles in use at IEA. The study used a framework which shows that employee attitude is driven by the employee’s awareness, the employee’s application of management styles, as well as the employee’s support to and ownership of their management styles. A survey among 55 employees of IEA revealed over 50 per cent support each of these frameworks, e.g. the employee’s awareness of management styles (79%), the application of management styles (85%), the employee’s support to their management styles (92%), the employee’s ownership of management styles (94%). It is concluded that the management styles of IEA are working or driving employees in the right direction. It is recommended, therefore, that the management of IEA give employees advanced training, thereby enhancing their ability to work effectively with management styles.