Critical Factors that Motivate the Managers in Construction Companies to Work
Lubis, Amy Marisa
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Motivation will always be the greatest challenge for every single company leading to the success of the company and the goals of achievement that leads to the performance of the company itself. The worst possible problem that a company must deal with is having workers who are less motivated and who give minimum contribution to the company. Managers as the key employees have the responsibilities to maintain the workforce performance which is critical to the construction companies’ competitive advantage and success in the future. The study aims to analyze the critical factors which motivate the managers to work. In this study a quantitative method was used and the field work was conducted in Medan, North Sumatera. The managers were surveyed using a questionnaire that was distributed directly to 29 construction companies which are listed in the Construction Services Development Board and are clustered in a big classification. A total of 60 completed questionnaires were analyzed using a descriptive analysis. The results indicated that managers in Medan’s construction companies regard creativity as the most important motivational factor. Therefore, creativity factor such as explorative, creative, and open minded need to be present to motivate managers in Medan’s construction companies.