Category : JGIES: Volume 2, Issue 5
WORKER ENGAGEMENT AND SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF SELECTED COMMERCIAL BANKS IN NIGERIA.
Worker engagement drives innovation, productivity, and social impact, all of which contribute to the long-term growth and success of organizations and economies. This study examined the nexus between worker engagement and sustainable economic development, and the survey was based on five selected commercial banks in Nigeria. Worker engagement is the emotional, cognitive, and behavioural commitment that organizational workers have toward fulfilling their job tasks and accomplishing their organizational goals. Sustainable economic development is a mode of economic growth and progress that considers measures of economic performance and long-term consideration. A cross-sectional survey was adopted, and a total of 226 employees were drawn as a sample out of a population of 550 employees from five commercial banks comprising Access Bank, First Bank, Guaranty Trust Bank, United Bank for Africa, and Zenith Bank in Port Harcourt using the Krejcie and Morgan’s table. Data collected were analyzed using Pearson Moment Correlation Coefficient with SPSS version 21. It was found that self-development leads to employee commitment. Premised to the above it is concluded that worker engagement relates to sustainable economic development. Therefore, it is recommended that commercial banks, policymakers, and government at various levels and the society at large should ensure that workers are physically, emotionally, and cognitively engaged in sustainable economic development in Nigeria and at the Nigerian workplaces.
Keywords: Worker Engagement, Sustainable Economic Development, Physical Engagement, Emotional Engagement, Cognitive Engagement.