Motivation as a tool to improve productivity on the construction site
- Authors: Thwala, Wellington Didibhuku , Monese, Lydia Nthabiseng
- Date: 2011
- Subjects: Construction industry - Labor productivity , Construction workers - Job satisfaction , Employee motivation
- Type: Article
- Identifier: uj:4692 , http://hdl.handle.net/10210/10486
- Description: Purpose of this paper - Is to identify the factors that promote positive motivational behaviour among construction workers as to improve production in the construction site. Furthermore the study will identify consistencies in the behaviour of motivated, satisfied, committed and loyal employees in the construction field since these are important characteristics in the workplace. Methodology/ Scope - The study is mainly a literature review with a special focus on the human resource management and leadership. A survey will be later conducted. Findings - There are definite differences between different cultures as to how people can be motivated; this also must be taken into consideration. Management should play an active and continuous role in managing on site motivational processes; employee’s desired outcomes should be tied to performance; and management should focus on eliminating performance obstacles. Research limitations – The study will mainly be a literature survey of both South African and international experience. Value - Workers are an asset to the business and it is up to the management to value them. It can not be a solution to hire and fire continuously as has been the common practice, recruiting goes with resources and money; and it is through the management that the companies grows, thus
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Motivators of construction workers in the South African construction sites : a case study
- Authors: Thwala, Wellington Didibhuku , Monese, Lydia , Nthabiseng, L.N.
- Date: 2012
- Subjects: Construction workers - Job satisfaction , Construction industry - Labor productivity , Employee motivation
- Type: Article
- Identifier: uj:4668 , ISSN 2220-6140 , http://hdl.handle.net/10210/10426
- Description: Construction industry involves laborious and hazard work because of its demands it requires energetic and enthusiastic people and this are the attributes that in most cases young people poses. Construction industry stakeholder should shift their attention and prioritize the motivation of its workers since the industry has a way of cubing poverty and uplifting the county’s economy. This study used data from both primary and secondary sources a special focus on leadership and human resource management context. A survey was conducted with managers and employees regarding motivation on construction site were conducted at different parts of Gauteng. Furthermore, employees work because they obtain something that they need from work and that something obtained from work impacts morale, employee motivation, and the quality of life. Workforce motivation affects productivity. Because most of the activities are done under difficult conditions including harsh weather conditions, to make it attractive employees should be motivated to carry out different activities. Motivators should be in place to improve the chances of the industry’s competitiveness both locally and internationally.
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