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Effects of Emotional Intelligence and Contextual Factors on Green Human Resource Management

Letam Baridam

Abstract of Economic, Finance and Management Outlook, 2016, vol. 6, 17

Abstract: In the recent past, there been growing concern on the need for efficient use of our available resources. This concern stems from the fact that companies in their attempt to produce goods and services take from the environment such as land, water, mineral, trees and so on, and in return dump waste and pollute the environment. Many have argued that the only way by which we can survive in both environment and economic terms is the conservation of our resources. The UNEP report on Ogoni land in the Niger Delta, Nigeria indicted the Royal Dutch Company for the serious degradation of the environment. According to the report, the level of destruction of the environment has caused serious health problems to both human, plant and animals. That it will take more than 30 years to restore the land to live able state. Coping with this conservation problem requires effective utilization of human resources management tactics and policies. It involves the provision of an organizational climate in which employees can experience satisfaction and development. It is for this reason that the concept of green human resource management is beginning to gain attention in the management literature.Embarking on conservation behaviour requires behaviour change orientation. Modifying an old attitude and replacing it with a new one in most cases is characterized by resistance and conflict. Maintaining environmental sustainability cannot be achieved without integrating the critical role of emotional intelligence, and other latent factors such as organizational politics, structure, culture, technology and age, which may affect the effective implementation of a green policy. These factors dictate the emotional tone of the organization and consequently influence the implementation of green human resource management. In spite of the increasing scholarly activity on the relationship between emotional intelligence and human resource management, there is no significant research on the effect of emotional intelligence on green human resource management, and how contextual factors such as organizational culture, structure, politics, technology and age combine to influence the implementation of green human resource management in the Nigerian work environment. Objectives of the study.The purpose of this study is to find out the influence of contextual factors in the relationship between emotional intelligence and green human resources management. Specifically, the study examines the influence of age, structure, culture, technology and organizational politics in the relationship between emotional intelligence and green human resource management.

Date: 2016
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