Durairaj Rajan, PhD, Lecturer, Department of Business Administration, Faculty of Social and Management Sciences, University of Africa, Toru-Orua, Bayelsa State, Nigeria
The aim of this empirical, quantitative and survey-based descriptive research undertaken in Tirunelveli city, Tamilnadu is to understand and differentiate perception of the managers working in non-medical and paramedical departments in private multi-specialty hospitals towards various factors affecting their productivity. The study has analyzed eleven main variables namely organization structure and policy, role, superior and leadership, resource and communication, managerial practice and skill, professionalism, career development, facilities, subordinates and patients, coordination and cooperation and work-home conflict to understand their perception. The study has sampled 80 managers (40 from paramedical and 40 from nonmedical categories) using purposive sampling technique. Primary data have been collected using structured self-made questionnaire. Secondary data have been collected from books, journals, thesis, projects and conference proceedings. Percentage, mean, standard deviation and coefficient of variation have been administered to analyze the data. The results of the comparative study indicate that the factors, organization structure and policy, superior and leadership, managerial practice and skill, career development, coordination, and cooperation and work-home conflict have been equally perceived by managers of both categories. Role, professionalism and facilities related factor have been highly perceived by managers of the nonmedical category. The factor subordinates and patients have been highly perceived by a paramedical manager with little variation. The study has offered suitable suggestions to improve the productivity of the managers of both categories.
Keywords: manager, non-medical department, paramedical department, productivity, private multi-specialty hospital, Tirunelveli city.
JEL Classification: J53, D24.
Cite as: Rajan, D. (2019). Factors Affecting Productivity of Managers: An Empirical-based Comparative Study. Business Ethics and Leadership, 3(1), 58-79. http://doi.org/10.21272/bel.3(1).58-79.2019.
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