What motivates and demotivates construction company employees in Christchurch's post earthquake residential sector -a case study.

Author: Holmes, Bartt; Kestle, Linda

Date: 2013

Publisher: Australasian Universities Building Education Association (AUBEA)

Type: Conference paper

Link to this item using this URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10652/2786


A large NZ construction company was engaged to effect repairs on 100,000 homes in Christchurch from 2011 till 2015, following the 2010 and 2011 major earthquakes. Three years on, thousands of homeowners are still waiting for remedial work to be approved and implemented, and work opportunities in Christchurch have escalated. Large numbers of staff from the North Island based company relocated to continue to work for them in purpose-created hubs in Christchurch. This research sought to establish whether motivational factors differed across differing occupational groups in these hubs.

Subjects: earthquakes, Christchurch (N.Z.), construction, employee motivation, post-earthquake, 120201 Building Construction Management and Project Planning, 150305 Human Resources Management

Copyright: Australasian Universities Building Education Association (AUBEA)