The Effect of Project Manager’s Soft Skills on Success of Project in the Construction Industry

International Journal of Applied Research in Social Sciences

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Title The Effect of Project Manager’s Soft Skills on Success of Project in the Construction Industry
 
Creator Tahir, Muhammad
 
Subject Project Management
Soft Skills, Project Success, Project Manager, Pakistan
 
Description For any project success, there are numerous factors which plays its role. The hard and soft skills of project managers also plays its role in the success of a project since these skills enable project managers to better plan, execute, and evaluate project progress. The objective of this study was to identify and test the influence of soft skills of project managers on success of a project. The study design was cross-sectional and quantitative approach based. Data is collected using the convenience non-random sampling. Results indicate that among the skills set, the highly influential skills of project manager on project success include communication skills (β=.394, P<.05); team building skills (β=.618, P<.05); and problem solving skills (β=.424, P<.05).Furthermore, we did not find support for the relationship between interpersonal skills and coordination skills. The Rsquare value indicated that project managers soft skills can contribute as much as 78.3% variation in the success of a project. Our results implies that organizations need to give attention to the soft skills of a project manager.
 
Publisher International Journal of Applied Research in Social Sciences
 
Contributor Iqra National University
 
Date 2019-09-05
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
Quantitative
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://fepbl.com/index.php/ijarss/article/view/44
 
Source International Journal of Applied Research in Social Sciences; Vol 1, No 5 (2019)
2706-9184
2706-9176
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://fepbl.com/index.php/ijarss/article/view/44/43
 
Coverage Pakistan, South Asia

Project Managers
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2019 Muhammad Tahir
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0
 

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