EFFECTIVENESS OF LEADERSHIP ON CONSTRUCTION WASTE MANAGEMENT IN LAGOS METROPOLIS, NIGERIA
Authors: *Okorie V.N, Oyetunji A.K, Ogungbenro M.T
Leadership has drawn great attention from scholars in various fields in recent years. With respect to waste management issues, little or no research has been conducted in this area. The effectiveness of an organization depends on its quality of leadership in influencing its efficiency. This study provides an insight into the influence of effective leadership on construction waste management in Lagos metropolis, Nigeria by investigating the factors responsible for construction waste generation, materials that generate wastes on construction sites, management of construction waste etc. Data for the study was collected through a structured questionnaire administered to 127 construction site workers and 15 construction firms in Lagos metropolis in order to obtain information on leadership issues relating to construction waste management. Findings revealed that the use of inexperienced labour force on construction site is a factor responsible for waste generation on construction sites, hence the leadership styles demonstrated by both the supervisors and management of construction firms coupled with strict disciplinary measures meted to site workers could help to minimise generation of construction waste. It is therefore recommended that competent and skilled supervisors should be on site to ensure strict adherence to company policy on material wastage.
Affiliations: Department of Quantity Surveying, Faculty of Environmental Sciences, University of Benin, Edo State, Nigeria
Keywords: Construction Waste, Effectiveness, Environment, Leadership, Waste Management
Published date: 2017/06/30