Impact of Organisational Behaviour on Construction Projects

Mangala Mahanthan J | BEM 501 | Thesis 2012

No two individuals are likely to behave in the same manner in a particular work situation. . It is the predictability of a manager about the expected behaviour of an individual.Introduction Organizational behaviour is related to individuals. group of people working together in teams. The study of organizational behaviour relates to the expected behaviour of an individual in the organization. The study becomes more challenging when situational factors interact.

.Introduction Aim: • The study aims to understand how the behaviour of individuals can affect the progress of the project and thus can become a factor of delay in construction projects.

Objectives • Study concepts regarding organizational behaviour • Analyse the impact of OB in construction projects • Identify common problems due to behaviour of individuals in teams and their impact on project progress • Trace the root of these problems • Suggest measures that could help in reducing the adverse impacts these issues are likely to create .

There has been tremendous studies on various management of construction projects which is likely to have impacts over the successful completion of projects. it is interesting if we could predict how people behave in a particular scenario under various criteria and the adverse effects of it could be minimised. • It would be useful. if this research is able to identify at least the reasons rather than going beyond. .Need • A subject left unattended by most of the management schools. In this mechanized business world.

Scope • The research would cover the study/analyse the organisational behaviour in the practical field of construction. • The professionals for analysis would thus be selected from various levels and organisation of building construction projects. . • Thus the scope would be to understand behaviour of individuals in organizations at various scenarios and thus could be referred as a platform to develop problems arising thereby.

Why and How Chapter V: Case studies/Questionnaire – Validation and inferences Chapter VI: Identification of the possible problems and their source of occurrence – Comparison with the theories studied Chapter VII: Problems solving measures – organisational development Chapter VIII: Suggestive measures for eliminating/minimising the identified problems . Chapter II: Literature review Chapter III: Organizational Behaviour – Contributing fields Chapter IV: Typical Organization Structure –Common problems faced globally and an attempt to trace the roots of problems – Where.Evaluation strategies for teams Conclusion and future scope of study • • • • • .Chapterization • • • • Chapter I: Introduction – Aim. Need. Objective of the thesis.

group dynamics • Analyses the reason for failure of groups. seeking opportunity.Literature Review • Published Works: Practical Psychology in Construction Management. Preece C. Moodley K and Smith P • Challenges of a new age: Collaborative working. Construction Business Development: Meeting new challenges. communications and meetings and concludes with problem solving and creativity. business development strategies. . Tom Melvin PE • Studies the importance of the relation between psychology and construction management • Talks about theories and concepts on the individual.

Wendell L French. AK Nayak • Organizational Behaviour. Career Development Systems. HRD as a motivational factor.Literature Review Human Resource Development Management: A Strategic Approach.Baron • Organizational Behaviour and its significance. . Veena Vohra • Developments in Organizational Development. Jerald Greenberg and Robert A. Cecil H Bell. Concepts of OB Organizational Development: Behavioural Science Interventions for Organizational Development. Success oriented skills. Behaviour in Organizations: Understanding the human side of work. Organizational Transformation. Intensified interest in teams. Leadership. Total Quality Management.

Gokul C. Field survey models. managerial strategy for enhancing performance through need satisfaction.PMCs Need satisfaction in engineers performance implications. . Thesis. Thesis.Pisharoty • Motivation among employees at various levels. satisfaction of engineers in the work environment. position with relevance to their background. Shweta Sawhney • Key performance indicators – Qualitative and quantitative .Literature Review • Unpublished Works: Evolution of framework for performance benchmarking of PMC.

composition. conflict and stress management. organizational culture. teamwork concepts. Evaluation of Organizational Effectiveness and Improvement Strategies. Thesis. roles and responsibilities. importance of organizational effectiveness and organizational development. . M Pawan Kumar • Human Resource in an organization at various levels.Literature Review Human Resource Management in a construction Organization. total quality management principles and self-assessment techniques. Vikram Kumar • Concepts of organization. Seminar. Organizational support for performance. roles and ways of development.

and management. • It is an interdisciplinary field that includes sociology. psychology.Organisational Behaviour • Organizational behaviour is the study of individuals and their actions within the context of the organization in a workplace setting. communication. and it complements the academic studies of organizational theory and human resource studies .

• Industrial and organizational psychologists contribute to an organization's success by improving the performance and well-being of its people. and organizations.Industrial and organizational psychology • Industrial and organizational psychology is the scientific study of employees. Research Areas: • Job performance • Job analysis/competency modeling • Personnel recruitment and selection • Student/educational selection and assessment . workplaces.

job satisfaction. work sample tests.g. organizational citizenship. assessment centers) • Psychometrics • Compensation • Training and training evaluation • Employment law • Work motivation • Job attitudes (e. personality assessment.Industrial and organizational psychology • Judgment and decision making • Performance appraisal/management • Individual assessment (knowledge.. commitment. and ability testing. and retaliation) • Occupational health and safety . skills.

Industrial and organizational psychology • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Work/life balance Human factors and decision making Organizational culture/climate Organizational surveys Leadership and executive coaching Ethics Diversity Job design Human resources Organizational development (OD) Organizational Research Methods Technology in the workplace Group/team performance Team composition .

interviews. • Qualitative methods employed in I–O psychology include content analysis.g.. multiple regression. . correlation.Research methods • Quantitative methods used in I–O psychology include both descriptive statistics and inferential statistics (e. and analysis of variance). and several other observational techniques. focus groups. case studies.