Productivity in any tertiary institution depends highly on the right application of human resources in the organization part of the factors affecting productivity in an organization is organizational silence and presenteeism which has not been considered today. Since silence can have unfavourable consequences, identifying the factors and their relationship with other phenomena is important. Presenteeism take place when an individual choose to go to work even when he/she is ill and when resting at home is highly recommended. At the organizational level, this phenomenon reduces productivity whilst at the individual level, presenteeism may aggravate one’s illness, resulting in poor job performance by the staff. The study, therefore, recommended that presenteeism should be discouraged among members of staff. Also, adequate provision of substitutes in the absence of a member of staff due to ill health should be made. Future researchers should work on the comparism and cost of presenteeism and absenteeism be carried out because it was discovered that absenteeism (cost) is been given more attention. In public tertiary educational institutions in Lagos sate Nigeria.
Organisational silence, Presenteeism, Staff productivity, Public Tertiary Educational Institution