Characteristics of teamwork in Singapore construction projects

Low Jeoy Chow, Danny Then, Martin Skitmore*

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The characteristics of effective teamwork in construction are examined. From the general management literature, the most common of these are expected to be clear objectives, trust, cohesiveness, interdependency, and enthusiasm of the team members. This is confirmed by an empirical questionnaire survey of a sample of 57 Singapore construction industry personnel where, in terms of correlation, the highest characteristics are trust and cohesiveness, followed by clear objectives, enthusiasm and interdependency. In terms of respondents' views, the most necessary was clear objectives, followed by interdependency, enthusiasm, trust and cohesiveness.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-46
Number of pages32
JournalJournal of Construction Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2005
Externally publishedYes


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