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The Effect of Workload and Work Stress on Employees' Work Motivation and Productivity in a Manufacturing Company

Volume: 134  ,  Issue: 1 , October    Published Date: 08 October 2023
Publisher Name: IJRP
Views: 328  ,  Download: 280 , Pages: 158 - 170    
DOI: 10.47119/IJRP10013411020235512


# Author Name
1 Minette A. Briones


Manufacturing companies belong to a huge industry that needs long working hours to sustain high demand of production and customer needs. They experience a high absentee rate that affects the production, efficiency, and key performance indicator of the company due to some factors. The identified factors that result in the high absentee rate are workload, work stress and work motivation. This research focused on assessing employees perception on their current workload and work stress and determined if these have significant effects on their work motivation and productivity.  The researcher employed a descriptive-causal research design and gathered data using survey questionnaires from 125 employees of ink head section in ABC Manufacturing Company. Mean and standard deviation were used to describe the perception of the respondent employees on their level of workload, work stress, work motivation, and productivity while multiple linear regression was done to test the effect of workload and work stress on work motivation and on productivity. The study found that workload and work stress do not significantly affect work motivation while work stress does not significantly affect productivity. Results also revealed that workload and work motivation significantly affect productivity. The proposed strategic management plan is an application system that monitors the output of each operation in a period of time which will help to improve processes, employees motivation, and productivity.