EFFECT OF ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURE ON EMPLOYEE ATTITUDE AMONG SACHET WATER PRODUCING ENTERPRISES IN ILORIN METROPOLIS
Mahamud Babatunde Ajeigbe, Abdulazeez Alhaji Salau, and Kamoru Lanre Akanbi
The dynamic nature of business has resulted into the recognition of organisational structure in SMEs.
The levels of employees' attitude has attracted the study examined the impact of organisational
structure on employees' attitude in selected sachet water manufacturing companies in Ilorin
Metropolis. The study administered 349 copies of questionnaire out of the population of 658 workers
which were randomly selected among the sampled sachet water companies. The data were analysed
using a standard multiple regression analysis and the study found out that R2 value of 0.683 and
0.719 represent the level of significance for measures of employees attitude. The large values of
R2indicated strong relationship between the organisational structure and employees attitude in the
selected businesses. The study recommended that small businesses should encourage participation
of workers in decision making to enhance their commitment and also, SMEs should do so by ensuring
that a centralised source of information exist rather than relying on informal communication such as
rumour, gossip and grapevine information.