Employee’s perspective towards strategy execution in facility management in Thailand

Thanyawatpornkul, Rapeerat, Siengthai, Sunuta and Johri, Lalit (2016) Employee’s perspective towards strategy execution in facility management in Thailand. Facilities, 34 (11/12). pp. 682-702.

Abstract

Purpose: There is limited empirical research that investigates issues related to strategy and its execution in facility management (FM) business especially in Thailand. Thus, the purpose of this study is to examine the factors influencing the execution of the strategy of FM companies located in Thailand from employees’ perspective.

Design/methodology/approach: This study used a qualitative research approach. Five FM companies, both foreign and Thai firms, were selected as case studies in this research because of information accessibility and their leading position and reputation in the FM industry in Thailand. The interviews were conducted with the companies’ Chief Executive Officers (CEOs), directors, managers, officers, engineers, technicians and administrators.

Findings: The findings indicate that communication, training and development, as well as reward and recognition, are the three main and critical factors in executing the company’s strategy from the employees’ perspective in the FM business.

Social implications: This study suggests that strategy execution should be built upon a long-term relationship with employees, and company management should recognize the employees’ contribution to the company. Management should also raise employees’ knowledge and understanding of the execution of the company strategy.

Originality/value: This paper provides an enhanced understanding of employees’ perspective toward strategy execution in the FM business. It offers a basis for further study of human resources practices in the context of the FM business.

Item Type: Article
Subject(s): International business
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2017 13:21
Date of author-version deposit: 2016
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2017 13:21
Funders: N/A
URI: http://eureka.sbs.ox.ac.uk/id/eprint/6464

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