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Experimentation of Managerial Techniques for the Optimization of a Voluntary Construction Workforce

Abstract Using experience, observations, data, current research, and writings in the field of volunteer management, it was determined there was a need to study the effects of leadership/management practices on the productivity outcomes of a volunteer construction workforce. A simple wood bench that would be tiled and painted was designed to test the areas of Time, Waste, Quality, Safety, and Satisfaction of different volunteer groups. The challenge was bolstered by giving the teams no power tools and limited available resources. A simple design of experiment model was used to test highs and lows in the three management techniques of Instruction, Help, and Encouragement. Each scenario was tested multiple times. Data was collected, normalized and anal... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Prigge V, Diedrich (Author) / Sullivan, Kenneth (Advisor) / Wiezel, Avi (Committee member) / Badger, William (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Organizational behavior / Management / Educational leadership / leadership / management / non-profit / productivity / volunteer / volunteerism
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 131 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Construction 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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