The Effect of working environment on employee performance: in the case of Bole Lemi Industrial Park

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Addis Ababa University


The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of working environment on employee performance in Bole lemi Industrial Park found around Addis Ababa. Quantitative research approach with explanatory research design was adopted in carrying out this research. Cross sectional data was collected to address research objectives of the study using self-administered questionnaire from 315 employees using random probability sampling technique. The collected data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, correlation and regression analysis through statistical package for social science (SPSS) version 25. The study used seven major working environment factors including: physical environment, reward, democratic leadership style, work life balance, training, workload and discrimination as predictor variables and employee performance as dependent variable. The finding of the research highlights that physical work environment, reward and training have positive and statistically significant impact on employee performance while, workload and discrimination have negative and statistically significant impact on employee performance. On the other hand, democratic leadership style and work life balance have showed statistically insignificant impact on employee performance. Based on the findings of study, recommendations made for management of the industrial park are: physical work environment in terms of lighting, noise level, temperature and ventilation should be made sure that they stay at an acceptable level, discrimination has to be minimized at work place by encouraging employee irrespective of gender, age, ethnic group or religious belief to participate in decision making as this will help to reduce discrimination in the workplace.


A thesis submitted to department of management in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of master of business administration (MBA)


Bole lemi industrial park, Employee performance, Working environment