International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research (ISSN 2347-4289)

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International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research  
International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research

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ISSN 2347-4289

Causes And Effects Of Conflict In The Nigerian Construction Industry

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Okuntade Tope Femi



Keywords: conflict, conflict management, construction, execution



ABSTRACT: The nature of conflict in the construction industry is so complex that if not properly managed can reduce productivity or escalate to litigation, this is due to varieties of people involved in it execution. Hence, Nigeria is not an exemption due to diverse religion, ethnicity and tribes which makes conflict inevitable in the Nigerian construction industry. This paper however analyzed the effects and causes of these conflicts in the Nigerian construction industry with the aim of proffering a recommendation based on previous study. A questionnaire survey was conducted to identify the causes and effects of conflict from the project managers and contractors. This study identified 10 most important causes of crisis among other important factors and five (5) most severe effects of conflict in the Nigerian construction industry. The ten most importance causes of conflicts were: (1) win-lose scenario (2) failing to share credit (3) questioning others motives (4) disgruntled client (5) diverse perspectives (6) Arrogance (7) assumption (8) competitive personality and feeling judged while the five (5) most severe effects of conflict are (1) damaged and psychological wellbeing (2) complaint and blaming (3) dissatisfactions and stress (4) insubordination (5) withdrawal and miscommunication. The study recommends that conflict should be expected, planned, faced, surface, resolved with adequate conflicts management strategies in other to minimize or prevent it from occurring.



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