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Development of Motivational Strategies to Enhance Productivity in Small and Medium Scale Construction Firms in Ghana

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.10, No. 12)

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Page : 1036-1040

Keywords : Productivity; motivational; Construction; Employers and Employees;

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The study sought to recommends and quantifies the effect of the effective motivational strategies on the productivity of small and medium scale construction firms in Ghana. Also to develop a framework for motivating employee of small and medium construction firms. Data collection was through well structured questionnaire administered to 164 respondents selected through simple random and systematic sampling techniques. The methods of analysis used were descriptive statistics and production function analysis using the Ordinary Least Square (OLS) criterion to estimate the parameters of the production function. The result showed that, majority of the respondents, 21% said job security was the most important driving force in their life so long as job is concern. Besides, it was realised that, an increase in the level of some motivational strategies: Job security, Opportunity for further studies, Employers? good relationship with employees, Involving employees in decision making and Employers? recognition of employees will improve productivity by 0.0255, 0.0342, 0.073, 0.067 and 0.036 respectively. A model for motivating employees was also developed base on the results. Workers of all organisations need to be motivated to facilitate their input towards the attainment of organisational goals. Construction workers like all other worker groups need this sort of motivation to enable them give off their best. It?s incumbent upon management to be able to identify superior performances and reward them accordingly. This would lead to greater effort towards goal attainment.

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