EFFECT OF WORK OVERLOAD AND WORK HOURS ON EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE OF SELECTED MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES IN OSUN STATE, NIGERIA
Work overload is identified as an indicator of migraine by Neurologists which had an effect on human well-being and performance at work. The nature of the job in Nigeria adds to the deteriorating work-life balance as employees strive for competitive advantage at the expense of their wellbeing and family life. Today’s employee, at the end of a working day is at times exhausted due to work overload and the long working hours. Work overload and work hours have been found to play a huge role in the quality of an employee’s relationship with family, colleagues, among others, which in return affects their performances. The objective of this study is to determine the effect of work overload and work hours on employee performance in selected manufacturing industries in Osun State, Nigeria. The study employed a descriptive survey research design and a sample size of 400 was used. The questionnaire was used to obtain the data, and the collected data were analyzed using Regression and T-test analyses with the aid of a statistical package for social sciences (SPSS). The findings showed work overload has a statistically significant effect on employee performance (F[1, 473] = 22.752, P<0.05, R2=0.0457), and work hour has a significant effect on employee performance (F[1, 472] = 51.238, P<0.05, R2=0.0473). The study concluded that work overload and work hours are connected with real aids for an organization. Based on this, the study recommended that the workload should be shared among the employees which in return would bring about reduced work hours.