Volume 1, Issue 2, August 2015, Page: 6-10
Impact of Effective Communication on Goal Achievement in Nigerian Polytechnics
Adejoh Apeh Matthew, Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi, Bauchi State Nigeria
Hadiza Dauda, Department of Business Management Educations, Adamawa State Polytechnic, Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria
Received: Jul. 24, 2015;       Accepted: Aug. 6, 2015;       Published: Aug. 7, 2015
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijsmit.20150102.11      View  14838      Downloads  292
This paper examines the impact of effective communication on goal achievement in Nigerian Polytechnic educational system. The extent to which functions of communication were practiced and their outcome noticeable in institutions was evaluated through a survey conducted in three polytechnics among 102 respondents. Structured, closed ended questionnaire was designed to elicit data. A Pearson Product Correlation of degree of communication functions with level of outcome reveals a positive correlation or dependence of organizational achievement on level of communication. The implication of the finding is that negligence of ideal communication structure can lead to organizational failure where goal congruence is illusive. It is recommended that the leadership of Nigerian public polytechnics should give attention to cordial superior / subordinate relationship and occasional update on communication skills.
Effective Communication, Goal Achievement, Polytechnic Education
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Adejoh Apeh Matthew, Hadiza Dauda, Impact of Effective Communication on Goal Achievement in Nigerian Polytechnics, International Journal of Sustainability Management and Information Technologies. Vol. 1, No. 2, 2015, pp. 6-10. doi: 10.11648/j.ijsmit.20150102.11
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