Effect of Organisational Change on Employee Performance in Light Manufacturing Firms: A Study of Tannery in Kano State, Nigeria

  • Shamsuddeen Alhassan Musa Department of Management Science, Faculty of Social and Management Sciences, Nigeria Police Academy, Wudil Kano, Nigeria
  • Muhammad Baffa Sani Department of Business Administration and Entrepreneurship, Faculty of Management Sciences Bayero University, Kano Nigeria
Keywords: Employee performance, Organisational change, Tanneries


It is vital for organisations to know the performance rate of their employees in order to know what changes
can be introduced. Deficient employee performance is mostly the reason for organisations to start the
process of change. Thus, there is poor employee performance among tannery firms in Kano State which over
the years have affected several tanneries performance in the State. This work investigated what effect
changes in organisation have on the performance of employees in the Kano State tanneries. Using a total
population of 1009 employees of the tannery firms under study, a sample size of 285 was drawn using
Krejcie and Morgan scientific table. However, only 259 questionnaires dully filled by the employees were
used for the analysis of the study. The data collected from the respondents was analysed using correlation
and multiple regression model on the SPSS statistical package, version 22. The study result shows that
strategic change, technological change and attitude toward change were significant in predicting employee
performance while structural change was insignificant in explaining the employee performance of tannery
firms in Kano State. This study generally recommends that tannery firms in Kano state should implement
strategic change, technological change and attitude toward change because they were found to be positively
and significantly related with the performance of employee.