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Desirable Attributes Of An Effective Project Leader: Clients', Consultants, a1ud Contractors Perspectives

Odusarmi, K T and Durodola, O. D. (2004) Desirable Attributes Of An Effective Project Leader: Clients', Consultants, a1ud Contractors Perspectives. NIQS, 48 (7). pp. 11-16.

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The pmpose of the ;c'tudy wns to e~am}r~~ perception's of the three stgnlftcunt actors in the construction industry (that is, the clients, the consultants, and the contractors) regarding the desirable attributes of an ~ff~ctive project leader. The study is !united to the views of a convenient · sample of construction and property ' professionals - architects, engineers, builders, quantity surveyors, and estate ' surveyors and valuers, who are employed or engaged by clients' organisations, consultancy firms or ·.. ~ontracting ,companies. The total ' s3mple used for the study is 120 broken down as. follows: Clients N=40, Consultmits . N=48 and Contractors N=32 Twenty-five desirable attributes of an effective project were identified from the literature revievv. The practitioners rated each of these attributes according to their perception of the degree of impor.tar1ce. Frcquenc.~y count, mean item score, Spearman correlation and t-test were •used in the analysis . . The results reveal'ed that the tluee groups perceived the desirable attributes differently. To the clients the most important attribute Vl·lS personal qualities; to · the consultat1.ts it was . problem solving while to tht contractors it w?s technical expertise. However :Vhen the three group; were combined, mterpersonal relations was rated as the· most irripotiant desirable attribute of an effective project leader

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: desirable attitude, project leader, clients; consultants, contractors
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2016 10:36
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2016 10:36

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