A Study into the Supervision Styles Used by Building Contractors for Improving Craftsmen Performance in Anambra State, Nigeria

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Obi Chukwuemeka Emmanuel
Ogunoh Peter Emenike
Ezeokoli Fidelis Okechukwu
Ohaedeghasi Christian Ifeanyi


Poor productivity of construction craftsmen is one of the causes of cost and time overruns in construction projects. Successful delivery of construction of projects within the measurable tenets is driven by effective site supervision. Nevertheless, the inability of many supervisors to organize, communicate with workers, and direct activities sufficiently is primarily connected to the quality of the construction. Hence, this study examined how enhanced supervision styles can lead to the improvement of craftsmen performance in Anambra State, Nigeria. Being a survey research, the study employed the use of review of related literature and structured questionnaire. Accordingly, a total one hundred (100) questionnaires administered and seventy-five (75) were retrieved. This corresponds to a response rate of 75%. Data garnered were analysed and presented using relative importance index, mean scores and frequency tables. The study found out that listening to subordinates or supervisees was the most important supervision styles for improved building craftsmen performance in the study area. Therefore, the study concluded by recommending team work and effective communication channels should be adopted for improving building craftsmen performance as regards project delivery.

Craftsmen supervision, craftsmen performance, craftsmen productivity, construction industry, Anambra State.

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Emmanuel, O. C., Emenike, O. P., Okechukwu, E. F., & Ifeanyi, O. C. (2020). A Study into the Supervision Styles Used by Building Contractors for Improving Craftsmen Performance in Anambra State, Nigeria. Asian Journal of Advanced Research and Reports, 11(4), 20-27. https://doi.org/10.9734/ajarr/2020/v11i430271
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