Technology, Employee Engagement and Work Performance among Employees of National Forestry Authority
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The study aimed at examining the relationship between technology, employee engagement and work performance among employees of National Forestry Authority (NFA). The study adopted a correlational study design with a population of 90 employees from different departments. Systemic random sampling technique was used to draw a sample of 75 respondents from the population. Data was collected from respondents using self-administered standard questionnaire and through entering data into Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) version 23 computer software, it was analyzed. Descriptive statistics showed that 66.7% of the respondents were female and 33.3% were male, majority were below 25 years (41.3%). Results from Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient (r) further indicated that there was a statistically significant positive relationship between technology and employee engagement (r=-0.311, P˂0.01). Similarly, there is a statistically significant positive relationship between technology and work performance (r=-0.316, P˂0.01). There was a statistically significant positive relationship between employee engagement and work performance (r=0.280, P˂0.05). Basing on the findings, organizations should continuously invest in use of technology whereas those already using it should enhance and adopt to new technological trends as such a strategy can help boost employee engagement which in the end increases work performance. Adopting strategies such as tele-working, e-commerce and effective use of social media to market organization`s services and products, are one of the ways organizations can adopt if employee engagement and work performance are to be boosted.