Personal Time Management Practices and Efficiency of Construction Artisans at Work in Akwa Ibom State

Anthony O. Ujene, Ikennna R. Ajiero


This study provides an insight into the influence of personal time management practices on the efficiency of construction artisans for enhanced construction performance. The objectives were to; evaluate the extent of use of time management practices, utilization of productive knowledge, and influence of personal time management on utilization of productive knowledge among construction artisans in Akwa Ibom State. This study adopted the exploratory survey design approach using structured questionnaires purposively administered on 190 artisans with 171 valid responses. Data were analysed using descriptive, relative importance index, Kruskal Wallis and correlation analysis. It was found that 26.3% of the personal time management practices have significant extent of use, while 25.0% of the critical productive knowledge of workers were significantly utilised. The time management practices mostly used are geared towards ensuring early arrival at work, avoiding time wasting tasks, prioritizing tasks daily, delegating responsibility and seeking help at difficult times. The personal critical productive knowledge of workers mostly utilised are practical competence, collaboration and team working ability, negotiation, creative and leadership/control competences. The study concluded that the present use of time management practices have not significantly contributed to the utilization of productive knowledge by the artisans hence low efficiency at work. The study therefore recommended that artisans should endeavour to use other identified personal time management practices which would enhance the utilization of productive knowledge and high levels of competences for efficiency at work place.

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