MANPOWER TRAINING AND AMBIDEXTERITY OF UNIVERSITIES IN RIVERS STATE, NIGERIA

Authors

  • Dr. Florence O. Iroanwusi Department of Employment and Human Resource Management, Faculty of Management Sciences IAUE, PHC
  • Godwin Olai Ph.D. MNIM, MCAI Department of Management, Faculty of Management Sciences IAUE, PHC

Keywords:

Manpower Training, Ambidexterity, Human Resource Development

Abstract

This study investigated the relationship between manpower training and ambidexterity of universities in Rivers State. Participants for the study comprised 179 senior staff of three tertiary institutions – University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State University and Ignatius Ajuru University of Education. The research design for the study was the cross-sectional survey and the methodology was the triangulation methodology. Data was generated using semi-structured questionnaire. The Spearman’s rank order correlation coefficient was used in the test for the bivariate hypothesis of the study. Hence, all bivariate hypothetical statements were rejected. The study therefore concluded that manpower training can help organizations to effectively build up their human resource competencies and thus strengthen the capacity for institutions to pursue various goals simultaneously, exploit existing competency levels within the institution, and also drive the exploration of innovation and other opportunities by the institutions. It was therefore recommended that the human resources development of universities should begin with identifying the actual challenges and experience of each context and the required skills, functions and behaviour required for effectively addressing these challenges. Organizations should therefore specify the ways and forms in which their workers can be developed to meet with the requirements of goal simultaneity, competence exploitation and innovation exploration.

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Published

2024-07-08

How to Cite

Dr. Florence O. Iroanwusi, & Godwin Olai Ph.D. MNIM, MCAI. (2024). MANPOWER TRAINING AND AMBIDEXTERITY OF UNIVERSITIES IN RIVERS STATE, NIGERIA. BW Academic Journal, 1(2), 114–120. Retrieved from https://bwjournal.org/index.php/bsjournal/article/view/2083