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An examination of the factors affecting worker productivity in the Jordanian Construction Industry

An examination of the factors affecting worker productivity in the Jordanian Construction Industry

Moh’d Al-Abbadi, Ghazi and Agyekum-Mensah, George ORCID: 0000-0002-3906-4621 (2017) An examination of the factors affecting worker productivity in the Jordanian Construction Industry. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management. IEOM Society International, pp. 816-826. ISBN 978-1532359439 ISSN 2169-8767

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Abstract

Construction productivity is of great importance to companies and researchers alike, and motivation is a well-known factor influencing workers’ productivity. However, motivational factors are arguably unique to every country due to the different cultural, economy, and socialtechnological factors. Thus, the objectives of this study is to identify and evaluate the most influential motivation factors affecting labor productivity, and to assess the importance of these factors from the construction workers’ perspective. A structured questionnaire survey was sent to multiple construction sites in two major cities, Amman and Aqaba. From the returned responses, sixteen motivational factors were identified and statistically analyzed by calculating the average, standard deviation, and the importance index of each factor. The five highest motivation factors were shown to be personal growth/career improvement; pay on time; decision-making ability; decent and respectful job, and rewards/promotions. Results from the study indicate that workers valued personal growth and improving their career more than having a higher pay and getting financial rewards. The study concluded that if organizations pay particular attention to these motivational factors it will increase workers’ productivity, which will also improve project delivery and improve staff retention, which in return will improve the organizational standards.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: Proceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management
Additional Information: International conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Marriott Bogota Hotel, University de Rosario – Bogota, Colombia, October 25-26, 2017.
Uncontrolled Keywords: productivity, motivation, construction, operatives, Jordan
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 15:56
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/24449

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