INDONESIAN SUPERVISORS’ PERCEPTION of CONSTRUCTION SITE MANAGERS
Construction managers are at the top of site management: their pivotal role cannot be denied. The characteristics of good construction managers (in terms of fourteen leadership factors) were explored via a supervisor questionnaire survey. The supervisor were asked to rank their perceived importance (4 'very important' through 1 'not important', to zero for 'nonapplicable') of factors describing good construction managers. Further, the frequency of these factors occurring on their sites were rated on a 3-point scale. A total of 48 supervisors working at building construction were surveyed and the findings analysed to form the basis of discussion in this paper. Results indicate that the three most critical factors for assessing whether a construction manager is 'good' or 'bad' by supervisor are: "Make decision quickly" (ranked 1st); "giving clear direction / instruction" (2nd); and "planning work well" (3rd). Adopting these importance and direct assessment rankings, the findings were particularised for Indonesia and subsequently compared with findings from other developed countries.