Global Advanced Research Journal of Management and Business Studies (GARJMBS) ISSN: 2315-5086 March 2014 Vol. 3(3), pp 114-125

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Leadership importance in construction productivity improvement 

Emad Abd-El-Hamied El-Maghraby Mohamed 

PhD from  Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Stavanger. He received his BEng in Civil Engineering at University of Alexandria, Egypt in 1996 followed by MSc in Construction Engineering and Project Management in 2006. He is working as the Head of Construction and Maintenance Department in Port Training Institute – Arab Academy for Science, Technology  and Maritime Transport, Alexandria, Egypt. His long-term research goal is on construction productivity management.

Email: emad_elmagraby@hotmail.com 

Accepted 21 March 2014

Abstract

In construction, higher productivity means seeing the final result sooner, which in turn creates satisfaction. The work dissatisfaction can be one factor that will increase costs, produce time delays and generally reduce productivity on most types of projects. One way that construction managers can influence productivity is by determining how smooth the work will flow and how much work can be accomplished. Construction managers also influences productivity by how they influence worker’s attitude, which is a major element in worker motivation and determining how much work will be accomplished. The aim of this research is to identify and present the effect of leadership in construction productivity improvement; through leadership skills and styles, because productivity is one of the most important factors affecting the over all performance of any organization large or small. At the construction projects, improved productivity decreases costs and time duration as an indcator of project performance. 

Keywords: Leadership, Construction,  Productivity Improvement.

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