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Redundancy in Nigerian Business Organizations: Alternatives

AO Oparanma

Abstract


This theoretical discourse examined the incidence of work redundancy in Nigerian organizations as to offer alternative options. Certainly, some redundancy exercises may be necessary for the survival of the organizations
but certain variables may influence employees’ reactions to the exercises and thus influence the achievement or otherwise the organizations goals. It is my opinion that there is need to guard against over hiring, redeployment within the organization, re-training, early retirement, and enforcing retirement are some of the factors that the organizations should look into. Organizations should make manpower plans as soon as there is mission statement, formally communicate with employees before redundancy exercises and allow active participation in the redundancy decisions, among others.



http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/afrrev.v4i3.60153
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