Factors Affecting Productivity Of Labour In Manufacturing Industries (CASE Study Of Coca Cola Bottlers In Nairobi)
By Nhial John Mayom
The research sought to determine the factors affecting productivity of labour in manufacturing industries. The study aimed at finding whether factors such as remuneration, motivation, training, working condition and communication are factors affecting the productivity of labour in Coca-Cola bottlers Nairobi. The research findings are meant to benefit the government and managers in finding solutions to labor issues. Future researchers will also use this study in their literature review to solve other gaps in labor management. The research used stratified sampling and came up with a sample of 40 people out of a population of 80 workers. Structured and unstructured questions were used to gather data. The data was analyzed using qualitative and quantitative techniques were descriptive statistics such as percentages and frequencies were used. The data was presented using tables, graphs, and pie charts. The research study found that salaries and incentives are an important aspect of productivity. Maintaining productivity of labour meant that a firm must give promotion, monetary and non monetary incentives to the employees. The research also established that firms failed to train their employees frequently which affected their productivity. The study recommends that remuneration of employees should take into consideration factors such as the business revenue, marketing rates competence and qualification. Furthermore employees showing high commitment should be rewarded with increased responsibility as a way of motivation. The industry should develop effective and focused employee building measures, working conditions should be conducive and healthy policy. The industry should also develop effective internal and external communication systems for the employees and firms.