Essay On Culture of Nigeria

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TABLE OF CONTENTSINTRODUCTION................................................................................................................................3Culture of the Nigeria.......................................................................................................................3Normal expectations of the employees.............................................................................................4What other employers normally do..................................................................................................5National and international laws requires employers to do................................................................7Policies and practices of Nigeria different from what is done in the UK.........................................8CONCLUSION....................................................................................................................................8REFERENCES...................................................................................................................................102
INTRODUCTIONTraining is a program which assists employees to learn particular skills and knowledge toimprove performance in their present job roles. Good training and development programs of theorganizations facilitate personnel to get the growth opportunities and develop their own talent. Inthe present time, there are many of the companies which are using unique and effective training anddevelopment methods to develop their workforce (Training of Employees - Need and Importance ofTraining, 2017). The present essay is based on to determine the best approach to training anddeveloping employees of a nation. In order to address this research question, Nigeria is taking intothe consideration. As per the information of National Bureau of Statistics, in 2012, population ofNigeria has become 167 million. In this respect, report of the National Population Commission,2013 has stated that half of the population has youth between 15 to 34 year age group. As thenumber of youth population grows, the rate of unemployment is growing (The State of YouthUnemployment in Nigeria,2014). The major reason behind increase unemployment situation isNigeria has ineffective approaches of training and development for the employees followed byorganizations of the country (The Current Situation in Nigeria, 2016). The current essay will focusover different issues such as culture of the nation, normal expectations of staffs, nationals andinternational laws require employers to do and how policies and practices of Nigeria differ fromwhat is done in the UK.Culture of the NigeriaNigeria culture has shaped by its multiple ethnic groups which has contained diverse 52languages. It has more than 1150 dialects and ethnic groups where the four largest ethnic groups areYoruba, Hausa, Igbo and Fulani. By moving towards the business aspect of this nation, it has foundthat the most common greeting is a handshake with a warm welcoming smile (Doing Business inNigeria, 2017). Businessmen shake hands at the starting and ending of the meetings. Withoutinformal rituals, people have exchanged their business cards by left hands. Because of the differentethnic groups in Nigeria, communication styles have varied according to it. At the time of taking,people have focused over the facial expressions of other persons during the meeting. Nigerians aregenerally friendly in nature where the politeness have carried out by a person during inquire ofanother one before starting of business with each other (Nigerian business culture and incentives:An inside perspective, 2015).In Nigeria, English is emerging as the most important language to run businesses in thenation for the local people. Office hours for working are generally 8am to 5pm from Monday toFriday (Arogundade, 2011). In terms of business dress up, stylish and smart with dark colour has3
preferred by business persons. There is a large population in the following nation is Muslim andmen are forbidden from handshaking with women. From the long time ago, Nigeria still stays apatriarchal community where both kinds of genders have got the equal opportunities at seniorpositions in both political and corporate sectors. Along with this, business etiquette of the countryhas flexible and impressive for the foreign owned multinational organizations (Okereke andNnenna, 2011). In Nigeria, business meetings have very social occasions because in this nation,outsider companies need to be carried out patient and wait to develop a trust with Nigerian people.It has helped the firms to create strong interpersonal connections.By moving towards the management style of companies in the context of culture of Nigeria,it has determined that it is extremely hierarchical in nature (Garba, 2010). The top management hasalways male and belong to old generation where they have expected to receive respect from theemployees and expect that their worker will never criticised their boss in publicly. It is not alwaysessential that top management take all business related decisions and they have followed by lowerlevel personnel. For Nigerian people, business relationships are more important and they have neverwanted any kind of compromise in it. Business leaders of this nation have expected that theiremployees should follow all given instructions very closely. Ability of work together has consideredas a significant asset at the Nigeria workplace (Ogundele, Akingbade and Akinlabi, 2012).On the other hand, in Nigeria, it has a terrible reputation for corruption and bribery. It hasobserved that this problem has widely spread from the highest levels of government to the lowestlevel of small street organizations. This issue has continuously avoided by the administration that iscreating a bed image of Nigeria in all over the world (Okpara and Kabongo, 2011).Normal expectations of the employeesIn The Nigeria, the employees of the organizations have contained some expectations fromtheir employers. Feel valued and respect is one of them in this direction (Moser, 2012). Nigerianpersonnel want to feel valued and respected from their top management side. They have expectedrespect from their leaders’ side and also anticipate that they have not judge the employees for anyreason. Along with this, workers of Nigerian organizations have usual want fair compensate fortheir work from the top management side (Employee Expectations in Modern Business, 2015). Theyhave thought that transparent relationships with the managers or boss allow them to share theirviewpoints and opinions with the lower risk of dishonest or unfaithful.On the other hand, many of the employees of different industries of the Nigeria expect thatemployers should give them autonomy. They have wanted to be able to decide when, where andhow their working activities get to be performed (Lawal and Oluwatoyin, 2011). As per the4
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