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Time management: an antidote for efficient service delivery in public organizations in Nigeria. a study of Anambra State Local Government

Mathias O. Ananti, Ego E. Dike


Time is merely a convention, a convenient yardstick for measuring the flow of life and for indicating the transition of living. It helps us to plan our day to day activities and as such there is need for time to be allocated, utilized and controlled by the individual, groups or organizations. This paper therefore examined effect of poor time management on service delivery of the Anambra State local government councils. The paper relied on the secondary sources of data collection and discovered that factors such as politicized recruitment procedure, lack of employees’ participation in decision making, the mono culture economy, negative attitude to work among the local government workers as some of the factors which causes poor time management. However, in order to ensure proper time management for efficient service delivery the following recommendations were made. That should be adequate and proper motivation of the employees in form of higher remuneration and also the working environment  should be conducive well. There should be effective delegation of functions, and training of workers.

Keywords: Time Management, Service Delivery, Public Organization
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