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dc.contributor.advisorNdihokubwayo, RubenEN
dc.contributor.advisorNani, GabrielEN
dc.contributor.authorOpperman, Alvin Graham
dc.descriptionThesis (MTech (Construction Management))--Cape Peninsula University of Technology, 2016.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis research was carried out to assess the extent to which supervisory motivational strategies can transform construction workers to perform higher levels of productivity. While worker motivation has been proven to improve productivity globally, motivation was rarely implemented in South African conditions. This study gauges the construction workers’ viewpoint on how supervisory motivational strategies can improve worker productivity. A pilot study was conducted in the initial stage of the study to gain more insight into the study. A qualitative research approach was employed using a semi-structured questionnaire to interview construction workers including bricklayers, plumbers, concrete workers, electricians and earthworks workers. The interviews were done in Bellville in the Western Cape at two conveniently selected construction companies. The data was analysed using content data analysis. Most prevalent in the findings of this study is the fact that the workers agreed that a lack of supervisory motivational techniques negatively impact their productivity. This information was helpful in setting up the questionnaires for the main study.en_US
dc.publisherCape Peninsula University of Technologyen_US
dc.subjectConstruction industry -- Labor productivityen_US
dc.subjectConstruction industry -- Managementen_US
dc.subjectConstruction industry -- Personnel managementen_US
dc.subjectEmployee motivationen_US
dc.titleSupervisory motivational strategies to improve productivity of construction workersen_US

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