Perceived Staff Motivation on the Adoption of Total Quality Management Practices in Nigeria

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Wasiu Olumuyiwa AJIROWO


This study explores the relationship between employee motivation and the effective adoption of Total Quality Management (TQM) within modern organizational contexts in Nigeria. TQM, renowned for its all-encompassing strategy for continual enhancement, is widely recognized for its positive impact on product and service quality, employee involvement, and overall organizational effectiveness. Despite these well-documented benefits, the pivotal role of motivation in cultivating a TQM culture represents a critical yet insufficiently examined dimension. This study adopts a quantitative method using a closed-ended self-administered questionnaire to investigate the connections between motivation and TQM. The research focuses on assessing the levels of employee motivation within organizations practising TQM principles. It examines the resulting impact on various TQM dimensions, such as employee involvement and service quality. The findings revealed that staff motivation through intrinsic motivation and extrinsic motivation significantly affects the involvement of employees and the service quality of the selected deposit money banks in the Ilorin metropolis. The findings of this research highlight the importance of motivation in influencing TQM practices. Organizations should be mindful of the balance between intrinsic and extrinsic motivators to foster a work environment that promotes long-term commitment and performance. Practically, the results can guide organizations in developing and implementing strategies to motivate staff in a way that supports the successful implementation of TQM practices. The findings contributed significantly to the existing body of knowledge by elucidating the critical role motivation plays in shaping TQM practices.

Keywords: Total Quality Management (TQM), Employee Involvement, Service Quality, Motivation, Intrinsic, Extrinsic

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Perceived Staff Motivation on the Adoption of Total Quality Management Practices in Nigeria. (2024). African Journal of Management and Business Research, 14(1), 204-219.

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Wasiu Olumuyiwa AJIROWO, Kwara State University, Malete, Kwara State, Nigeria.

Department of Business and Entrepreneurship,

Kwara State University, Malete, Kwara State, Nigeria.