THE INFLUENCE OF FUNCTIONAL INTEGRATION ON EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE
The paper examined the influence of functional integration on employee performance in private universities in Nigeria. It specifically examined the effective integration of departmental functional plans that were aligned with the overall goal and objective of these universities that could reshape and improve employee performance. The study population one thousand nine hundred and thirty-two (1,932). All private universities in Ogun State were used as a case study. The sample for the study was 331 using Yamane (1967) formula. The study employed a multi-stage sampling technique. A logistic regression model was used to analyze. The questionnaire was used as a method of data collection. The data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The findings of the study show that this assertion was premised on the fact that the regression coefficient computed for this variable of 0.39 was positive with a p-value of 0.0000 which was less than the critical value of 5%. The study recommends that functional integration that could not be effectively measurable and linked to performance should be discarded for better and flexible plans. Functional integration enhances the strategic objectives of an organization in that all plans needed to achieve these objectives are measurable. Therefore, any non-functional integration among departments of these universities needs to be removed for a better one that can be quantitatively resulting in measurable goal and objective.