American International Journal of Social Science

ISSN 2325-4149(Print), ISSN 2325-4165(Online) DIO: 10.30845/aijss

Redundancy and its Socio-Psychological Effects on Employees in Nigeria
Francis C. Anyim

The current adverse economic climate which has been persistent has driven many organizations out of business and those that survived were forced to restructure their operations. The foregoing trends created room for redundancy in the organization. This study is an attempt at assessing social and psychological effects of redundancy on employees. A survey was conducted through the use of questionnaire complemented with personal interview. Members of the industrial community who are involved and conversant with the phenomenon were drawn as samples for the study. The findings from the study revealed that redundancy at times could be replaced with alternative measures and where it becomes imperative it should be undertaken in such a way to mitigate socio-psychological effects it will unleash on the victims.

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