International Journal of Advances in Scientific Research and Engineering-IJASRE

Assessment of Organizational Culture of Selected Construction Companies in Nigeria

Article Category: Human resource management

DOI: 10.31695/IJASRE.2019.33635

Pages: 80-87

Author: Awolesi J.A.B,Dr. Fabi J. K

Abstract: Organization culture is a concept that has been given little attention in the construction industry compare to other industries. Organization culture has a significant impact on the performance of any organization and its importance cannot be overemphasized. This paper aims at identifying the critical factors for constructing organizational culture profile and to compare the prevalent culture of construction organizations with respect to the Competing Value Framework (CVF). To achieve the main objective of this paper, eighty-one (81) questionnaires were administered on experts from selected major construction companies in Nigeria. The population of the study comprises of engineers, architects, quantity surveyors and builders, who were selected using random sampling technique. The results of the analysis revealed that there are varying ratings for each of the organizations with respect to critical factors for constructing. The overall ratings indicated that the most critical factor for constructing organization culture is the fact that the organization must be highly organized (4.23), the organization must be result-oriented (4.20) and teamwork should be the focus of the employee (4.14). For prevalent organization culture assessment, the results also indicated varying ratings for all the three organizations involved in the study. The most significant factor is the organizations’ commitment to innovation and development (4.32), aggressive, results-oriented focus (4.28) and characterized by teamwork, consensus, and participation (4.27). The high mean scores obtained in the study showed that construction companies have a culture in place in their organizations. The results further affirm the position of the three construction companies as leading light for others in the Nigerian construction industry.

Keyword: Organization Culture, Construction Industry, Assessment.

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