DIFFICULTIES WITH IMPLEMENTATION OF GOAL SETTING FOR CONSTRUCTION

Improving the productivity of the workforce through goal setting has been proven in manufacturing and service industries, and a programmatic use of goal setting and feedback has revealed increases of productivity up to 20 percent. Also, setting specific, difficult goals produce better performance than medium, easy, or do-your-best goals, or no goals, according to previous studies. Attempts to implement goal setting in the construction environment have been limited due to the inherent characteristics of the construction industry and the associated difficulties of implementation. This paper presents the results of two studies in which the obstacles for successful implementation of goal setting in the construction industry are explicitly identified. Recommendations for dealing with these obstacles are presented and productivity is shown to increase from 10 percent to more than 20 percent.

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  • Accession Number: 00675558
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 10 1995 12:00AM