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Creating a Culture of Performance in Organizations through Organizational Change: An Empirical Study

Nwamaka P. Ibeme (Ph.D): Faculty of Management Sciences National Open University of Nigeria emails:


This study examined the strategies for creating a culture of performance in organizations through organizational change management in Nigeria. A survey research design was adopted for this study with National Open University of Nigeria as the study focus. The population of the study was 1,401 comprising principal officials, deans and directors of faculties, academic and administrative staff and students of the university. A sample size of 300 was drawn using Cochran's finite population correction technique, while stratified and simple random sampling techniques were used to select the respondents for the study. Structured questionnaire on a five point Likert-type scale was used to gather the required data. Descriptive statistics was used to analyze the data, while the hypotheses were tested using a parametric statistical tool (ANOVA), all with the aid of Excel spreadsheet and E-views 7.0. The findings of the among revealed that organizational culture, internal structure, technology, and environments play significant role in the efforts aimed at creating a culture of performance in organizations through organizational change management. The study therefore recommends among others that strategic sensitization of employees to re-orientate them against resistance to proposed change be carried out frequently. Also HRM interventionist measures such as training, motivation, clear job description and participatory leadership style be institutionalised in the university.

Key words: change management, internal structure, organizational change, culture of performance.

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