n IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal - Organisational knowledge leadership and employee productivity : a study of Imo State, Nigeria Civil Service

Volume 17, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1117-1421



This paper examines the relationship existing between knowledge leadership and the utilization of workers' ability and motivation for productivity. It explains that the interplay between effective knowledge leadership and style, proper utilization of workers' ability and motivation affects organizational productivity. Knowledge leadership occupies a very sensitive position in any knowledge-driven modern organization. This paper observes that amongst the workforce in Nigeria, there are workers endowed with high ability and whose values and contributions need to be harnessed and improved upon for high productivity. It challenges leadership in organization to fully utilize them for high productivity and national economic development. The paper implicates amongst others, the absence of organizational knowledge leadership and efficient management styles especially in this era of knowledge-driven production economy, for motivating organization's workforce, as the root cause of this malaise in productivity. It underscores the need for efficient organizational knowledge imbued with practical leadership and spiritual capital for the establishment and implementation of organizational and management initiative for sustainable productivity.

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