Organizational Factors Affecting Employee Performance in Non -Governmental Organizations in Uganda: A Case Study of Uganda Rainwater Association
BANTURAKI, Promise Winnie
Dr. Namara, Rose (Supervisor)
Dr. Barifaijo, Maria K. (Supervisor)
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The study investigated Organizational factors affecting employee performance at Uganda Rainwater Association (URWA). Uganda Rainwater Association provided an optimal location for the study because employees’ nonperformance had been reported. The study specifically sought to establish the effect of Organisational Structure, Organisational Culture issues and Leadership Styles on employee performance at Uganda Rainwater Association. The study adopted a cross-sectional correlation study design. Data was gathered using a questionnaire from 40 URWA members and 6 employees and an interview guide was used to collect data from 6 Executive Committee Members. Results indicate that organisational structure has a significant effect on employee performance. The study found evidence that the organisational structure of an organisation has a significant positive effect on employee performance. Organisational culture was also found to have a significant positive effect on employee performance as well as organizational leadership. The study concludes that all the three independent variables; organisational structure, organisational culture and leadership styles once improved lead to improved employee performance in non-governmental organisations.. The study recommends that URWA’s organizational structure should be architected to strengthen decentralization decision making processes, strengthen communication and reporting relationships that must be supported by relevant policies, rules and regulations to guide staff actions, conducting periodic reviews and evaluations of the organizational structure to ensure its effectiveness in facilitating employee performance by management, upholding and improving teamwork and further recommends that mmanagement and the EXCOM of URWA to maintain their leadership machinery and capitalize on their personal attributes in order to improve employee performance.