A MODEL TO INVESTIGATE THE EFFECT OF
WORK ETHIC CULTURE ON DYNAMICS OF
REWORK IN MANAGEMENT OF PROJECTS

Hossein Kiani1, Seyed Hossein Hosseini2 and Farshid Abdi1

1Islamic Azad University (South Tehran Branch), School of Industrial Engineering
  Tehran, Iran
2Model-based Management Systems Engineering Institute (SAMAM)
  Tehran, Iran

INDECS 16(1), 40-59, 2018
DOI 10.7906/indecs.16.1.3
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Received: 6th February 2018.
Accepted: 28th March 2018.
Regular article

ABSTRACT

The present study aims to investigate the effect of work ethic culture on rework in construction projects through a review of literature, surveys, and interviews with project managers. The main research question is what mechanisms can project manager use to balance the costs of personnel training, financial and language incentives, and implementation costs to finish the project with more profit and less rework. In this regard, modelling and data analysis is done using System Dynamics methodology. The results show that by considering work ethic, rework in the project is reduced from 46 % to 39 %. However, the project has been completed with 10 % lower cost and 26 % lower variance. Integrating the issue of rework with the culture of work ethic in the field of project management by at least one exogenous parameter has been studied, while in this study qualitative parameters have been converted to quantitative parameters using fuzzy inference system. The change in management approach to the issue of work ethics and the formulation of human resource strategies of large projects by human resource managers is one of the applications of this study.

KEY WORDS

work ethic, system dynamics, rework, project management, construction

CLASSIFICATION

JEL:C61, M12, M54, O22


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