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Article: Demotivating factors influencing the productivity of civil engineering projects

TitleDemotivating factors influencing the productivity of civil engineering projects
Authors
KeywordsConstruction workers
Demotivation
Demotivators
Motivation
Productivity
Time-loss
Issue Date2004
PublisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/ijproman
Citation
International Journal Of Project Management, 2004, v. 22 n. 2, p. 139-146 How to Cite?
AbstractWorkers on civil engineering projects are frequently confronted with problems that could lead to demotivation. Demotivation is caused not simply by a lack of motivators but the existence of certain situations that cause dissatisfaction and discourage individuals from pursuing desired goals. Workers who are inadequately motivated tend to make only a minimal effort, therefore reducing overall productivity potential. It is believed that removing certain demotivators will increase motivation without necessitating the addition of motivators. This paper aims to improve worker productivity by identifying factors that are likely to induce the demotivation of workers. Predominant demotivators and their effects on the productivity of workers in civil engineering projects are identified through an empirical survey in Hong Kong. Time losses due to demotivation were found to be as much as 13.6 man-hours/week, with material availability, overcrowded work areas and rework being the most significant demotivators involved. © 2003 Elsevier Ltd and IPMA. All rights reserved.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/71283
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.885
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.497
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dc.description.abstractWorkers on civil engineering projects are frequently confronted with problems that could lead to demotivation. Demotivation is caused not simply by a lack of motivators but the existence of certain situations that cause dissatisfaction and discourage individuals from pursuing desired goals. Workers who are inadequately motivated tend to make only a minimal effort, therefore reducing overall productivity potential. It is believed that removing certain demotivators will increase motivation without necessitating the addition of motivators. This paper aims to improve worker productivity by identifying factors that are likely to induce the demotivation of workers. Predominant demotivators and their effects on the productivity of workers in civil engineering projects are identified through an empirical survey in Hong Kong. Time losses due to demotivation were found to be as much as 13.6 man-hours/week, with material availability, overcrowded work areas and rework being the most significant demotivators involved. © 2003 Elsevier Ltd and IPMA. All rights reserved.en_HK
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dc.subjectDemotivationen_HK
dc.subjectDemotivatorsen_HK
dc.subjectMotivationen_HK
dc.subjectProductivityen_HK
dc.subjectTime-lossen_HK
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