Factors leading to decline in worker's performance in power generation industry a case of Kamburu power station
Njeru, Martin John
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Theperformanceof workers in a company determines the success of the company in attaining it's objectivesand more so the level of the profit its makes. This means that workers playa major role in the company. This study aimed at surveying factors leading to decline in workersperformancein power generation industry. A case study of Kamburu Power Station. Thestudyspecifically sought to determine whether the level of training and development of workerscan lead to decline of workers performance, whether organizational communication in a companyaffects workers performance. It also helped to determine if the current reward systemused can contribute to decline in workers performance. The study also aimed to addressingwhether the current health and safety conditions are contributing in the decline of workers performance at Kamburu Power Station. The literature review identified, evaluated, synthesized and presented all relevant information from other sources e.g. publication, text, journals, magazines and statements from experts. The guiding areas were training and development, health and safety, organizational communication and reward system. The study was a survey in design and it targeted the workers in Kamburu PowerStation.There were 256 workers all in the department but only 180 were chosen by random sampling to represent the whole population. In the study the main research instrumentwas a questionnaire. The questionnaires contained both open and closed ended questions.They were distributed to the sampled workers for filing out and later collected for analysis.Both qualitative and quantitative methods of data analysis were used. Quantitative approachprovidednumerical data which called for descriptive statistics. Measures of central tendencyand percentage distribution tables, graphs and pie charts were used. In addition qualitative analysis's of data enabled deeper and exhaustive explanation of research finding. This was enabled by content analysis in which a classification system was developed to recordthe information. This means that the frequency with which an idea appeared was interpretedas measure of its importance, attendance or emphases.