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Barrett, P S (1992) Measuring the ability gap for construction professionals. Construction Management and Economics, 10(04), 321-42.
- Type: Journal Article
- Keywords: motivation; organization; professional
- ISBN/ISSN: 0144-6193
- URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/01446199200000029
The importance of the ability of individuals as an organizational variable is demonstrated, both in the context of task accomplishment and in relation to motivational issues. Fieldwork to measure the abilities of construction-related professionals is described, together with multiple regression analysis which resulted in 40 equations for the prediction from factual independent variables of the abilities of individuals to do various work-types. The new concept of the ’ability gap’ is then introduced to clarify the organizational implications of differing ability levels.