SPECIFICATION DELEGATION AND ORGANIZATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS OF PUBLIC PARASTATALS IN RIVERS STATE
Keywords:Specification Delegation, Job Delegation Orgaanisation Effectiveness
The study examined the relationship between specification delegation and organizational effectiveness of public parastatals in Rivers State. The objectives of the study were to examine the relationship between dimensions of specification delegation and measures of organizational effectiveness such as productivity, goal accomplishment and resource acquisition. The study adopted cross sectional survey research design. The population of the study consisted of 380 managers of 19 public parastatals in Rivers State. A sample size of 380 as it was a census study. A structured questionnaire designed in modified likert scale format with five response options was adopted as instrument for the collection of primary data after validation by the research supervisor and two Human Resource Management Experts, with a least reliability coefficient of instrument (0.712) was ascertained using Cronbach’s alpha. A total of 360 questionnaires were retrieved. Bar chart and frequency distribution table were used to analyze demographic data, mean and standard deviation were applied in the univariate analysis of the study, while Spearman Rank Order Correlation Coefficient was used for the test of hypotheses, using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS). The study’s findings revealed that there is a significant relationship between specification delegation and organizational effectiveness (productivity, goal accomplishment and resource acquisition) of public parastatals in Rivers State; Organizational culture significantly moderates the relationship between job delegation and organizational effectiveness of public parastatals in Rivers State. The study concluded that job delegation boosts the moral of employees in organization as it makes employees to have the self-confident and sense of belonging as part of the leaders in the organization, even as it enhances organizational effectiveness.