The workplace environment plays a crucial role for the employees. Nowadays employees may have a large number of working alternatives, and then the workplace environment becomes a critical factor for accepting and/or keeping the jobs. The quality of environment in workplace may simply determine the level of employees’ motivation, subsequent performance and productivity. How well employees get along with the organization influence their error rate,level of innovation and collaboration with other employees, absenteeism and ultimately time period to stay in the job.Functionalist Theory, Human Relations Theory and Reinforcement Theory were used as guide for this study. The study utilized structured questionnaire and in-depth interview as instruments of data collection and focus on the non-academic staff of Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State. The study made use of structured questionnaire and an in-depth interview as instrument for data collection. The questionnaire was administered to 212 respondents and 10 respondents were randomly selected for the in-depth interview. The collected data for this study was analyzed using the descriptive and inferential statistics. Four hypothesis were developed and the statistical package for social sciences (SPSS) version 20.0 was used to analyze the data.It was revealed that employees’ perception of their work environment has a significant relationship with their performance and there is a significant relationship between work environment and employees performance.This research work recommends among others, Periodic meetings with employees to air their grievances to the management to serve as a motivating factor to the employees. Super ordinates should also be counseled on their relationships with their subordinates. The organization should have good programs in place for their employees work life balance as this can be a great factor to motivate and retain them. Management should try as much as possible to curb down the noise distractions at the work environment to be able to help employees increase performance at work.
Keywords: Work Environment,Employees’ Performance, Productivity, Office Design, Rewards.
Implications of Work Environment on Employees' Performance. (A study of Non-Academic Staff of olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State, Nigeria)