This study was carried out to investigate the effect of motivation on performance of library staff in NRCRI, Umudike using descriptive survey design. The objectives of the study are to find out the staff motivational techniques adopted in NRCRI, Umudike Library, find out the extent to which motivational techniques are applied in NRCRI library, ascertain the effect of staff motivation on performance of library staff in NRCRI, Umudike, find out the challenges impeding staff motivation for high performance in NRCRI, Umudike Library; and suggest strategies to enhance motivation so as to improve staff performance in NRCRI, Umudike Library. Five research questions were also formulated from the specific objectives. Five sets of structured questionnaires were developed from the related literature reviewed for the study. They were faced validated by experts. The questionnaires were used for collecting data from the respondents. The data were analysed using the mean and frequency to answer the research questions. The major finding of the study revealed the motivational techniques adopted in NRCRI Umudike are prompt payment of salaries, prompt payment of allowances, timely promotion of staff, sending staff on regular training, organization of conferences and seminars, giving staff annual leave as at when due, organizing regular meetings to hear the staff’s problems, organizing parties for the staff, allowing the staff go on break, reduction in staff labour and regular monitoring check on staff activities. It was concluded from the findings of the study that the motivational techniques are applied to a Low Extent (LE) in NRCRI. Based on the finding, it was recommended that there should be regular payment of salaries, entitlements and allowances, there should be regular rewarding of outstanding performance, favoritism should be eliminated and there should be in-service training for all library staff.
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C, ORJI. "Effect Of Motivation On Performance Of Library Staff In National Root Crops Research Institute, Umudike" Repository.mouau.edu.ng (2022). Accessed 26 Nov. 2022. https://repository.mouau.edu.ng/work/view/effect-of-motivation-on-performance-of-library-staff-in-national-root-crops-research-institute-umudike-7-2