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The effects of motivational factors on construction professionals productivity in Jordan

The effects of motivational factors on construction professionals productivity in Jordan

Al-Abbadi, Ghazi Moh’d and Agyekum-Mensah, George ORCID: 0000-0002-3906-4621 (2019) The effects of motivational factors on construction professionals productivity in Jordan. International Journal of Construction Management. pp. 1-12. ISSN 1562-3599 (Print), 2331-2327 (Online) (In Press) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/15623599.2019.1652951)

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Abstract

In the current economic conditions, improving worker productivity in construction sites is becoming increasingly vital to ensure the success of projects. Multiple factors impact the productivity of workers; however, motivation is considered to be the most important factor. Past studies indicated that low productivity is one of the main challenges facing the construction industry in Jordan. This study is an attempt to explore and rank the motivational factors affecting workers productivity in the Jordanian construction sites. To achieve this objective, a mixed research strategy was adopted involving a survey questionnaire and semi-structured interviews. The questionnaire was distributed to key players within the industry and included 16 motivational factors which were derived from past research on motivation. Using the importance index technique, the top 10 factors were identified which included: (1) personal growth/career improvement; (2) pay on time; (3) decision making ability; (4) decent and respectful job; (5) rewards; (6) pay amount; (7) high responsibility job; (8) challenging tasks; (9) work appreciation; and (10) team cooperation. Semi-structured interviews were used to validate the results from the questionnaire and to further understand the importance of worker motivation. The study concluded that if organizations paid attention to these motivational factors, then worker productivity, staff retention, organizational standards and the probability of successful project delivery should all be improved.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Management of Technology and Innovation, Strategy and Management, Building and Construction
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > Department of Built Environment
SWORD Depositor: Publications Router
Last Modified: 11 May 2020 13:34
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
Selected for REF2021: REF 4
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/25098

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