Exploring the impact of work ethics on specific workplace practices in the Ministry of Home Affairs & Immigration.


The title of this study is: Exploring the Impact of Work Ethics on Specific Work Practices in the Ministry of Home Affairs & Immigration’s Division of Alien Control, Citizenship and Passports. It’s a mixed research and one of the objectives is to test the correlation between the ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration and the public’s perception on work ethics. The intention of the research is: To assess the employees’ understanding and perceptions with regard to work ethics. To establish how work ethics impact on specific workplace practices within government ministries. To identify appropriate workplace practices that can contribute toward better performance and service delivery within government ministries. The respondents articulated that customer service at Home Affairs & Immigration is very poor. The frontline officers are not friendly, very hostile, rude and don’t have time to listen to customers. The researcher observed that the Home Affairs staff are very argumentative towards clients and leave the counters unattended. The major finding was that there is lack of training among Home Affairs staff. The majority of those who have been trained have a problem of applying what they have been taught at government training offices. The researcher also observed that there is too much workload for the staff to cope with the work and there is a need to employ more personnel in order to improve the processes. The realization of the study is that poor work ethics has a negative impact on the Ministry of Home Affairs. The researcher unravelled that negative components of punctuality, honesty, dependability, efficiency, positive work habits, friendliness, job satisfaction, professionalism will all impact negatively on the performance of an organization. The performance ratings by the government on average show that it is good.


Thesis presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master in Leadership and Change Management in the Harold Pupkewitz Graduate School of Business at the NUST


Work ethics, Workplace practices, Ministry of Home Affairs & Immigration - Namibia, Namibia Ministry of Home Affairs & Immigration, Master's theses - Namibia, NUST - Master's theses, 2013