EFFECT OF EMPLOYEES’ RELATIONSHIP AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING ON EMPLOYEES’ PERFORMANCE: EVIDENCE FROM LUBCON OIL PLC, ILORIN
The problem among Nigerian organisations today are not on how to find the knowledge information, but how to manage then. Therefore, the most important challenge for organisations is how to process knowledge and to make it profitable in the recent knowledge-driven economy. This study therefore assessed the effect of employees’ relationship and knowledge sharing on employees’ performance in Lubcon Oil Plc, Ilorin. Simple random sampling technique was used for the study and a sample size of 110 employees was drawn from all the departments of the organisation. Data were obtained through self-administered questionnaire. The hypotheses formulated for the study were analysed with the use of simple linear regression. The finding revealed that employees’ relationship had positive effect on employees’ performance while knowledge sharing had significant impacts on employees’ performance. The study concluded that cordial relationship among employees which is supported by the management of the organization, is very essential for exchanging their job related knowledge which helps them in improving their performance and commitment within the organisation. The study therefore recommend that management should try to create a more responsive interactive session that will bring employees together for dialogue so as to share the needed knowledge among themselves.