International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Gauging the Issue of Absenteeism in the Workplace: Evidence from the Public Sector
Kodjo Ezané Joseph

The thrust of this article is to scrutinize the causes and drawbacks of absenteeism on employee morale and worker productivity in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. A descriptive research survey was undertaken and a total of 91 questionnaires out of 110 were collected from enterprises located and operating in Abidjan. This represents an 82.72%. The findings of this paper indicate that in the Ivorian context, absenteeism is a complex situation that significantly influences employees’ morale and their productivity. Therefore, the adoption of a management by objective (MBO) approach and a model of motivating employees to optimize output are conducive to organizational performance.

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