Assessment Of The Influence Of Leadership And Management Practices On The Performance Of Project Stakeholders In South-South Geopolitical Zone Of Nigeria
International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications (IJSRP)
The study assessed the influence of leadership and management practice on the performance of project stakeholders in southsouth geopolitical zone of Nigeria. To achieve this, the study established and ranked the influence of leadership and management practice on the performance of project stakeholders in the study area. The study adopted the triangulation method otherwise or mixed method approach for the methodology. The population of this study is 380 consisting of the three major construction
... stakeholders, namely; the client, consultants and contractors from which 327 questionnaires were sampled using stratified random sampling. Data for this study were gathered for both qualitative and quantitative purposes using questionnaires, focus group meetings and interviews. The results were analyzed using descriptive and inferential, statistics (Mean, Percentage, t-test which was used to test the hypotheses guiding this study) and the findings were presented using tables. The findings revealed that patronage of quacks (3.95) and poor project planning (3.89) which ranked 3nd and 3 rd respectively are among the top leading management and leadership problems that consequently affects the sub optimal performance of these project stakeholders. Similarly, adequate project monitoring and supervision (3.86), ensuring transparency in the selection of contractors and consultants (3.84), non-compromised standards (3.78), selection practices devoid of sentimentalism and favoritism (3.77), and no conflict of interest (3.74), among others were ranked among the top 10 leadership and management practices leading to a poor performance by project stakeholders. However, the study revealed that though it is important that the micromanaging leaders are avoided, this practice has little or no effect to achieving optimum Stakeholder's practice in a team environment. The study concludes by recommending that leadership and management should frequent check-ins (i.e. leaders must always meet with team members to check their pulse and performance, know their challenges, know what's going on with members' roles, review recent works done, provide feedback and update employees or team members of tasks ahead), celebrate success and reward hard work and meeting of target, tackle poor performance with constructive feedback, encourage underperforming members and help them grow.