The aim of this study is to determine organizational management practices as predictors of workplace harmony in federal and state agencies and parastatals in Anambra state. Two research questions and two null hypotheses guided the study. The correlation survey design guided the study. A multistage sampling technique was employed in selecting a sample of 630 workplace employees for this study. The instrument for data collection were self-structured questionnaires titled organizational questionnaire and the workplace harmony questionnaire. The instruments were validated by experts from the Department of Guidance and Counselling. The reliability of the instrument was established using the Cronbach alpha statistics and yielded coefficients of 0.769 and 0.821 for the organizational management questionnaire and workplace harmony questionnaire. Direct delivery approach was adopted for data collection. The administered questionnaire was analyzed using multiple regression analysis. The findings of the study indicated there is a very low and positive linear relationship between organizational management practices and workplace harmony in federal agencies and parastatals; there is a low negative linear relationship between organizational management practices and workplace harmony in state agencies and parastatals; organizational management practices is a significant predictor of
workplace harmony among federal agencies and parastatals; organizational management practices is a significant predictor of workplace harmony among state agencies and parastatals in Anambra state. Based on the findings it was concluded that management of organizations can gain prospects on how the management practice adopted would impact performance within the workplace in terms of the quality and efficiency of service delivery. This would further serve as a guide for human resource managers to create a good balance so as to encourage workplace harmony.
Organization, Management, Practices, Workplace, Harmony