PROBLEMS OF EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT IN GOVERNMENT OWNED ESTABLISHMENT
The growth and development of any nation is always the major concern of every government many policies are put in place especially in government owned establishment. All these are with a view to improving the economic well-being of both the nation and its general populace
However, a visit to any of the government establishment will convince one that, there is room for improvement as there is a lot of existing problem ranging from lack of managerial know lower levels of the management. resources are poorly utilized, while organizational polices act as deterrent rather than facilitators of decisions making.
In most cases, delegation of responsibilities with commensurate authority be withheld , is observed. it is therefore, in the light of the foregoing that the interest of the researcher to embark on this study is stimulated. The aim is to find out the causes of these problems, effect and suggest solutions there to, with Enugu state Broadcasting Service, Enugu as a case study.
1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
Some people have defined management as the act of thinking and doing.
Lenin has described management as the extraordinarily simple operations of watching, recording and issuing receipts within the grasp of anyone who can read and write and knows the first four rules of airthematic” Breech, while defining administration defined management as “ a social process entailing responsibility for the effective, and economic planning and regulation of the operation of an enterprise in fulfilment of a give purpose or task, such responsibility involving:
i. Judgement and decision in determining plans, and the development of data procedures to assists control of performance and progress against plains. The guidance, integration, motivation and supervision of the personnel comprising the enterprise and carrying out its operations,
Management is a persuasive profession but effective managers are scarce resource in establishment especially government owned ones. It is the ability to know management from its roof, grasp the essentials and practice it that differentiates management from
damagers. A visit to any of the government establishment will convince one of a clear lack of managerial know how in such establishment, areas of displine, authoritarian, leadership reign supreme, so much that the situation gets worse as one gets to the lower levels of the organizational hierarchy. In this case, organizational policies tend to act as deterrent rather than facilitators of decision making.
In most government owned establishment the government stand has
always been that of entrepreneurial functions instead of managerial. It is on this
note therefore, that this project because necessary to investigate the cause,
effects and possible solution to the problem associated with the effectiveness
of management in government owned establishments as a case study, Enugu State Broadcasting service ( ESBS) Eungu is selected for the study.