THE EFFECT OF PROJECT MANAGER’S SOFT SKILLS ON SUCCESS OF PROJECT IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

Authors

  • Muhammad Tahir

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.51594/ijarss.v1i5.44

Keywords:

Soft Skills, Project Success, Project Manager, Pakistan

Abstract

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 (Beta=.394, P<.05); team building skills (Beta=.618, P<.05); and problem solving skills (Beta=.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.

Published

2019-09-05 — Updated on 2020-06-21

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