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Workers productivity in construction sites: A critical review

Workers productivity in construction sites: A critical review

Moh’d Al-Abbadi, Ghazi and Agyekum-Mensah, George ORCID: 0000-0002-3906-4621 (2018) Workers productivity in construction sites: A critical review. In: 2nd European IEOM (Industrial Engineering and Operations Management) Paris Conference, 2018. IEOM Society International, Paris, p. 1720. ISBN 978-1532359453 ISSN 2169-8767

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Abstract

Productivity is well-known to be of a great importance to companies and researchers’ alike, possessing high levels of productivity is the key to long term prosperity. However, it is well established as an ongoing challenge facing the construction industry. Although many studies have examined factors affecting productivity, there is still no consensus among researchers on a clear solution to improve productivity, with the research implying that the productivity levels of the industry have not improved compared to other industries. Indeed, this has been seen in studies of the last few decades and suggested motivation as a key factor linked to labor productivity. Thus, this study provides a comprehensive review of the existing literature on the motivational factors affecting productivity globally. The factors presented in this study are discussed in terms of the current motivation models, worker management plans, work environment, and empowerment and incentives. This study concludes with recommendations to improve productivity of construction workers in terms of extrinsic and intrinsic rewards, communication between the management and workers, and the systematic flow of work.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: 2nd European IEOM (Industrial Engineering and Operations Management) Paris Conference, 2018
Additional Information: 2nd IEOM European Conference, Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Paris, France, July 26-27, 2018, IESEG's Paris Campus, La Défense.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Productivity, motivation, construction, workers, work environment
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > Department of Built Environment
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Last Modified: 06 Feb 2020 16:38
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/24446

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