Exploring The Problems Associated with Performance Management in Project Based Organizations: A Research Survey in Karachi


  • Mubashir Mirza M.Phil Scholar, Quality Management, Deputy Director (PSDU), Sindh Education Foundation. Author


Performance Management, Project Based Organizations, Project Management, Strategic Human Resource Management


At the verge of fourth industrial evaluation regular and formal job markets are rapidly shrinking whereas on the other hand demand has increased for Project-Based employment catering to services, engineering, construction & development sector etc. This has also been in Karachi with increasing contractual engagements being offered for short-, mid- and long-term projects. On the other hand, with increasing competition for jobs in almost all industries, evaluation of performance and getting optimum human resource output is also a challenge. This research survey is an effort to find out and analyze the challenges associated with Performance Management in Project-Based Organizations (PBOs) in Karachi. Through convenient sampling, a sample of twenty (20) Project-Based Organizations was selected covering five distinct industries / sectors with four PBOs from each industry / sector working in & from Karachi with two (02) respondents from each PBO, i.e. one from management cadre and one from core workforce (senior technical person) deployed on any project running under that organization at the time of this research, making a total of forty (40) respondents for the study. A semi-structured questionnaire comprising of close-ended and open-ended questions was developed and filled out by respondents. The findings reveal that there are huge gaps in understanding of Performance Management systems and Project Management methodologies across various organizations operating in different industries and sectors in Karachi. The challenges of legislation & compliance, regulation & monitoring, lack of effective communication in organizations and lack of research oriented practices are some of the major problems faced by employees and employers across PBOs in Karachi.



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Exploring The Problems Associated with Performance Management in Project Based Organizations: A Research Survey in Karachi. (2022). International Research Journal of Management and Social Sciences, 3(1), 250-276. https://irjmss.com/index.php/irjmss/article/view/110

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