Motivation is one of the factors that influence the productivity of people. Architects play a vital role in the management of projects in the construction industry. The success of construction projects relies heavily on their active involvement and effective performance. Hence it is important to assess the impact of motivation on the performance these architects. On the other hand, architects are frequently confronted with problems that could lead them to demotivation. Demotivation is caused not simply by a lack of motivators but the existence of certain situations that cause dissatisfaction and discourage individuals from pursuing desired goals and aims. From this point of view, the present study conducted with the aim of identifying factors affecting demotivation of Turkish architects. After a review of extant literatures in construction management, and design management 69 demotivating criteria was produced and used in questionnaire survey, and data were collected from architects who are working at construction industry, especially at design firms. The questionnaires were administered to architects via e-mail, and 71 participants responded to the survey. Utilizing the particular statistical analyzes, the factors were identified for detailed analysis and discussion. From the findings of the present study, ten underlying demotivating factors have been identified for architects in Turkish construction industry. This study would help managers of design firms to develop healthy workforce through eradication of the identified demotivating factors using some of suggested solutions.
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