Exploring the effect of work environment on project success in josan steel industry limited in Kumasi.

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The fundamental issue in project management is managing effectively the project triple constraints in the whole life cycle of project to increase productivity. At the same time, environment of work is seen as a major characteristic, which affect project management structure. The current study explored the linkage that exist between environment of work and project three dimensional constraints (Time, Cost, Scope) of projects of the Steel Company. The conceptual framework compose of remuneration and reward, satisfaction of job, security of the job, and hours of work as elements of work environment of work and project triple constraints time, cost and scope as the dependent variable. The study targeted ninety (90) employees of Josan Steel Industry Limited. The instrument for the data collection was developed by the researcher, preceded by a pilot study. The pilot study was initially conducted in a similar steel company to ascertain its validity and the reliability. The data for the study was basically from primary source in that closed-ended questionnaire was designed and distributed to the employees of Josan Steel Industry. The study used Yamane (1967), sample size calculation to arrive at seventy-three (73) respondents constituting all employees in Josan Steel Industry, with an alpha level of 5% and a confidence level of 95% to gather data for analysis. The data generated was analysed using the Ordinary Least Squares (OLS) regression technique to determine the significance the independent variables has on triple constraint variables. Descriptive statistics was used to test the data. The study concluded by saying project triple constraint – time, cost and scope are significantly determined by work environment. The study found that remuneration and reward has significant positive relationship with project triple constraints and also job satisfaction has positive relationship with project triple constraints. It was clear that without good work environment project triple constraint is affected negatively. The recommendation the study gave was that managers of project must be equipped with the practical and real areas of management of project in that all difficulties associated with project triple constraints must be known. Programs of training for teams of a project are relevant, in connection to behavioral improvement of workers. Again, the study suggested that other researchers focus on the real physical environment factors and how these influence project triple constraints
A thesis submitted to the Department of Construction Technology and Management College of Art and Built Environment in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the Degree of Master of Science.
Work Environment, Project Success.