Professionalism and Productivity: An Empirical Based Comparative Study among Managers

Durairaj Rajan

Abstract


Self respect and treatment according to the education level of the all kinds of employees are the important factors deciding their productivity. In this highly technology and knowledge based world, people suddenly turn to emotionally imbalanced, especially when their self esteem is touched and its result reflect in their productivity level. Among the various factors that affect productivity of the employees, professionalism remains one of the top most factors among the managers. Hence, this empirical, quantitative and survey based descriptive research has been undertaken in Tirunelveli city, Tamil Nadu, India to understand and describe perception of the managers working in private multi-speciality hospitals towards professionalism related factors affecting their productivity. The study has sampled 80 managers 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 and standard deviation have been administered to analyze the data. The results of the study has indicated that receiving orders from multiple people, carrying out activities that are not part of job, criticism by disrespectful words, negative comments are the topmost factors highly perceived by manager.  Besides, performing non-professional tasks, inadequate infrastructure and platform for performing professional managerial work and activities of the higher officials to deal with lower lever employees bypassing the managers are the next factors perceived by the managers as the professionalism related factors affecting productivity of the managers. The results of the comparative study also indicates that professionalism related factor have been highly perceived by managers of nonmedical category. The study has offered suitable suggestions to improve productivity of the managers of both categories.


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Manager, Professionalism, Productivity, Private multi-speciality hospital, Tirunelveli city

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