Rethinking best practices in promoting academic staff performance in Zimbabwean State Universities
This study sought to find ways to improve the performance of academic staff in Zimbabwean State Universities (ZSUs). The study adopted a quantitative research strategy and used 351 academic members from ZSUs as the sample size. Structured questionnaires were used as modes of data collection. Based on structured questionnaires of academic staff members of the thirteen ZSUs, the study concluded that, for academic members to improve their performance, ZSUs should provide motivational strategies such as Staff Development Fellowships programmes, increase remuneration to motivate staff, engage promotional reviews and many more. The study recommends that institutions should engage motivational strategies so that academic employees will improve their performance.