Influence of organisational culture on performance of construction managers

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The personality of an individual is important as well as the culture of an organisation. Understanding the culture of an organisation is a first step to self-discovery by acknowledging its weakness and strength. Studies have suggested that, awareness of culture is an opportunity towards improving the effectiveness of the organisation. Performance of construction managers and the technical know-how assist in duty performed and results achieved. The aim of the study is to establish the contribution of organisational culture to the performance of construction managers. In a bid to achieve the stated aim the following objectives were set; to determine critical construction culture variables, to determine key indicators of construction manager’s performance and to determine contribution of organisational culture to construction manager’s performance. An extensive literature review was conducted through desk survey. The study employed quantitative approach and questionnaire survey as data collection instrument. The study achieved a respond rate of 77.69% of the sample size of 130 respondent and adopted descriptive statistics and mean score ranking to strategically analysed the data retrieved. The major findings of the study were the results achieved by construction firms that understood organizational culture and practiced same and training of employees to achieve organizations goal and competitiveness. The study recommends that management needs to make employees see the significance's of organizational culture with respect with the organizations mission, vision and purpose and Construction organizations like Ghana Institute of Contractors (GIOC), should organize more workshop for its members on importance of cultures at work place and its influence on company’s image and the standard of work delivery
A thesis submitted to the Department of Construction Technology and Management,Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Award Degree of Master of Science in Construction Management.
Influence,, Organisation, Culture,, Construction Manager,, Performance