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Nepotism and tribalism in teams : an initial investigation

Okyere-Kwakye, Eugene and Md. Nor, Khalil and Md. Nor, Nor Ghani (2010) Nepotism and tribalism in teams : an initial investigation. African Journal of Business Management, 4 (16). 3508 - 3512. ISSN 1993-8233

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Teamwork is recognized as one of the key strategies for the success of today’s business organizations. While organizations invest in building strong and cohesive teams, individual employees on the other hand may feel reluctant to participate in them. Their act of unwillingness to participate in the activities of teams is subject to investigation. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to examine employees’ perception on team and their willingness to participate in teamwork. Questionnaire was used to collect the data from 50 officers in the Ghana police service. The findings of the study indicate that respondents recognized team as the most applicable professional techniques for the success of the police operation. However, the results of the actual perception on teamwork interestingly reveal that, there might be a gap between the officers’ perceptions about teams and their actual intentions to participate in team. The results show that the respondents may be opposed to the idea of joining teams due to the rampant problems of conflicts, nepotism and tribalism in teams. Theoretical and practical implications of these findings are discussed.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:nepotism, teamwork, Ghana police service
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions:Management and Human Resource Development
ID Code:26291
Deposited By: Narimah Nawil
Deposited On:29 Jun 2012 03:49
Last Modified:31 Oct 2018 12:28

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