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Sanda, M.-A. & Cudjoe, E. (2018). Identification of Factors Predictive of Nurses’ Time Pressure, Workload and Job Satisfaction in Ghanaian Public Hospitals. In: Jussi Ilari Kantola, Tibor Barath, Salman Nazir (Ed.), Advances in Human Factors, Business Management and Leadership: Proceedings of the AHFE 2017 International Conferences on Human Factors in Management and Leadership, and Business Management and Society, July 17−21, 2017, The Westin Bonaventure Hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA. Paper presented at AHFE 2017 International Conferences on Human Factors in Management and Leadership, and Business Management and Society, Los Angeles, California, July 17−21, 2017 (pp. 65-76). Cham
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Identification of Factors Predictive of Nurses’ Time Pressure, Workload and Job Satisfaction in Ghanaian Public Hospitals
2018 (English)In: Advances in Human Factors, Business Management and Leadership: Proceedings of the AHFE 2017 International Conferences on Human Factors in Management and Leadership, and Business Management and Society, July 17−21, 2017, The Westin Bonaventure Hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA / [ed] Jussi Ilari Kantola, Tibor Barath, Salman Nazir, Cham, 2018, p. 65-76Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this paper is to identify the factors that constitute time pressure, mental stress and job satisfaction among Ghanaian nurses working in public hospitals. Factor analysis of the collated data showed that not all the standardized factors of time pressure, mental stress and job satisfaction could be used to predict nurses’ work in the Ghanaian public hospital work environment. Based on correlation analysis, it was found that by ameliorating the time pressure associated with the nursing work, nurses will experience improved relationship with both superiors and among themselves. It is concluded that by eliminating the time pressure, moderating the task pace and eliminating the emotional strain and mental stress associated with the nursing work, the mental stress associated with the nursing work will also be reduced. By implication, this understanding can be used in designing, convulsive and friendly nursing work environments in Ghanaian public hospitals.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cham: , 2018
Series
Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, ISSN 2194-5357 ; 594
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Industrial Work Environment
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-65243 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-60372-8_7 (DOI)000451075900007 ()2-s2.0-85031311453 (Scopus ID)978-3-319-60371-1 (ISBN)978-3-319-60372-8 (ISBN)
Conference
AHFE 2017 International Conferences on Human Factors in Management and Leadership, and Business Management and Society, Los Angeles, California, July 17−21, 2017
Available from: 2017-08-22 Created: 2017-08-22 Last updated: 2019-01-24Bibliographically approved
Sanda, M.-A. (2018). Relevance of air-traffic controllers' tacit knowledge in enhancing air-traffic control and safety in Ghanaian airspace. International Journal of Human Factors Modelling and Simulation, 6(2-3), 103-118
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Relevance of air-traffic controllers' tacit knowledge in enhancing air-traffic control and safety in Ghanaian airspace
2018 (English)In: International Journal of Human Factors Modelling and Simulation, ISSN 1742-5549, Vol. 6, no 2-3, p. 103-118Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study explored the cognitive and workload demands of air-traffic control activity and the tacit knowledge used by air-traffic controllers to cope with the stress associated with such demands in ensuring air-traffic safety in Ghana. Guided by the systemic structural theory of activity, it was found that the air-traffic control activity entailed several challenges, whereby variety of tasks demand significant cognitive efforts, requiring use of tacit knowledge by the air-traffic controllers to augment their operational performances in order to enhance air-traffic safety. It is concluded that the functional efficiency and effectiveness of human work in the air-traffic control activity can be enhanced by understanding and integrating air-traffic controllers' tacit knowledge in the job design. By implication, this understanding can be incorporated in designing an operator-efficient and effective work system for air-traffic controllers in order to enhance management capacity of air-traffic safety in Ghana.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Olney Bucks: InderScience Publishers, 2018
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Human Work Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-70138 (URN)10.1504/IJHFMS.2018.093170 (DOI)
Note

Validerad;2018;Nivå 1;2018-07-19 (inah)

Available from: 2018-07-19 Created: 2018-07-19 Last updated: 2018-08-13Bibliographically approved
Sanda, M. A. (2017). An organizational activity framework for effective business practices implementation in research-oriented organizations in developing economies (ed.). In: (Ed.), Jussi Ilari Kantola; Tibor Barath; Salman Nazir; Terence Andre (Ed.), Advances in Human Factors, Business Management, Training and Education: Proceedings of the AHFE 2016 International Conference on Human Factors, Business Management and Society, July 27-31, 2016, Walt Disney World®, Florida, USA. Paper presented at International Conference on Neuroergonomics and Cognitive Engineering : 27/07/2016 - 31/08/2016 (pp. 993-1006). London: Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology/Springer Verlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>An organizational activity framework for effective business practices implementation in research-oriented organizations in developing economies
2017 (English)In: Advances in Human Factors, Business Management, Training and Education: Proceedings of the AHFE 2016 International Conference on Human Factors, Business Management and Society, July 27-31, 2016, Walt Disney World®, Florida, USA / [ed] Jussi Ilari Kantola; Tibor Barath; Salman Nazir; Terence Andre, London: Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology/Springer Verlag, 2017, p. 993-1006Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper explored the constraints to business practices implementation by Research-Oriented Organizations in Developing Economies. Guided by organizational activity, sociotechnical and macroergonomic theories, data was collected from four research-oriented organizations in four developing countries, and analyzed using actions of identified groups in each organization’s activity system as the unit of analysis. It was found that the emergence of multivoicedness in the organizations’ activity systems created misfits among the organizations components which created systemic problems, ruptures, and breakdowns which constrained the effectiveness of the organizations’ business practices implementations. It is concluded that in the process of business practices implementation, an activity in the organization must be understood not as one activity with its peculiarities, but rather as a real aggregate of several activities and relations arising from the interacting components of the organization. A framework for understanding effective business practices implementation in research-oriented organizations is thus formulated.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology/Springer Verlag, 2017
Series
Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, ISSN 2194-5357 ; 498
Keywords
Developing economy, New business practices, Organizational activity, Practices implementation, Research-oriented organization
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Human Work Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-35298 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-42070-7_91 (DOI)000390893100091 ()84979675930 (Scopus ID)9c586ba6-95d5-4c6b-a3fe-bb4bfec3152c (Local ID)978-3-319-42069-1 (ISBN)978-3-319-42070-7 (ISBN)9c586ba6-95d5-4c6b-a3fe-bb4bfec3152c (Archive number)9c586ba6-95d5-4c6b-a3fe-bb4bfec3152c (OAI)
Conference
International Conference on Neuroergonomics and Cognitive Engineering : 27/07/2016 - 31/08/2016
Note

Godkänd; 2016; 20160808 (mohami)

Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30 Last updated: 2018-07-10Bibliographically approved
Sanda, M. A. (2017). Charismatic influence and organizing capability as unique managerial self-efficacies for effective small firm performance in developing economy (ed.). In: (Ed.), Jussi Ilari Kantola; Tibor Barath; Salman Nazir; Terence Andre (Ed.), Advances in Human Factors, Business Management, Training and Education: Proceedings of the AHFE 2016 International Conference on Human Factors, Business Management and Society, July 27-31, 2016, Walt Disney World®, Florida, USA. Paper presented at International Conference on Neuroergonomics and Cognitive Engineering : 27/07/2016 - 31/08/2016 (pp. 419-431). London: Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology/Springer Verlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Charismatic influence and organizing capability as unique managerial self-efficacies for effective small firm performance in developing economy
2017 (English)In: Advances in Human Factors, Business Management, Training and Education: Proceedings of the AHFE 2016 International Conference on Human Factors, Business Management and Society, July 27-31, 2016, Walt Disney World®, Florida, USA / [ed] Jussi Ilari Kantola; Tibor Barath; Salman Nazir; Terence Andre, London: Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology/Springer Verlag, 2017, p. 419-431Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In the past two decades, changes in the industrial environment of most developing countries and the increasing competition among firms has greatly influenced executives’ attitudes and behaviours in the effective management of their firms. There is evidence in the extant literature that the sustained superior performances of most firms is attributable to the unique capabilities used in managing their human resources, and which capabilities are rare, valuable, non-substitutable and imitable. This study therefore, explored the requisite self-efficacies that are exhibited by executives of small firms in Ghana in their day-to-day management of their businesses that leads to increase firm performance, since such self-efficacies are human-oriented capabilities that are rare, valuable, non-substitutable and imitable. This was necessitated by the observation that most executives of small firms in Ghana have not been able to achieve much for their firms, in terms of increasing their businesses productive efficiencies and effectiveness, because the requisite self-efficacies required of such executives for improved performances are unknown and unexplored. Guided by the self-efficacy theorization, data was collected from executives of seventy-two small firms in Ghana using a standardised questionnaire. Factor analysis was conducted to identify the plausible factors with the requisite weight to predict the executives’ self-efficacy, and the attribution of such factors. The factor analyses, with Kaiser-Meyer-Olkin as well as Bartlett’s tests, were initiated to measure the factorability of the data, using the statistical package for the social sciences (SPSS) as the analytic tool. Principal Component Analysis was then used as a data reduction technique using the Rotation Method (Varimax with Kaiser Normalization). Indicator predictiveness was interpreted using Schumacker and Lomax’s (2004) recommendation that estimated factor loading must be 0.7 or higher. Based on the analysis, it is found that the executives of small firms in Ghana exhibit self-efficacies which they manifest variously as charismatic influences and organizing capabilities. The executives showed high levels of organizing capabilities and charismatic influences on the work they manage as a result of their self-efficacies. It is also found that the self-efficacy indicators reflecting the executives’ exertion of charismatic influences on their employees correlated significantly with their self-efficacy indicators reflecting their capabilities to organize their firms’ activities. It is concluded that the executives’ use of their charismatic influence-oriented and organizing capability-oriented self-efficacies has a positive influence on their abilities to manage their small firms. It is also concluded that, the executives ability to handle the time demands and the paper work required of their managerial jobs, on the one hand, and their ability to maintain control of their personal daily schedule, and cope with the stress aspect of their managerial job, on the other, had a direct positive impact on their abilities to carry out the following functions. The findings in this study contribute to knowledge in the management of small firms. Specifically, for Ghana, this research provides a platform for the development of a database that will help inform policy-makers on the requisite self-efficacies to be required of small firms’ executives in the daily management of their businesses.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology/Springer Verlag, 2017
Series
Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, ISSN 2194-5357 ; 498
Keywords
Charismatic influence, Executives, Ghana, Managerial self-efficacy, Organizing capability, Small firm
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Human Work Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-37005 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-42070-7_38 (DOI)000390893100038 ()84979698221 (Scopus ID)ae115594-e00f-49dd-97d8-dc63dd214def (Local ID)9783319420691 (ISBN)978-3-319-42070-7 (ISBN)ae115594-e00f-49dd-97d8-dc63dd214def (Archive number)ae115594-e00f-49dd-97d8-dc63dd214def (OAI)
Conference
International Conference on Neuroergonomics and Cognitive Engineering : 27/07/2016 - 31/08/2016
Note

Godkänd; 2016; 20160808 (mohami)

Available from: 2016-10-03 Created: 2016-10-03 Last updated: 2018-07-10Bibliographically approved
Sanda, M.-A. (2017). Cognitive and Emotional-Motivational Implications in the Job Design of Digitized Production Drilling in Deep Mines (ed.). In: (Ed.), Kelly S. Hale; Kay M. Stanney (Ed.), Advances in Neuroergonomics and Cognitive Engineering: Proceedings of the AHFE 2016 International Conference on Neuroergonomics and Cognitive Engineering, July 27-31, 2016, Walt Disney World®, Florida, USA. Paper presented at International Conference on Neuroergonomics and Cognitive Engineering : 27/07/2016 - 31/08/2016 (pp. 211-222). London: Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology/Springer Verlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Cognitive and Emotional-Motivational Implications in the Job Design of Digitized Production Drilling in Deep Mines
2017 (English)In: Advances in Neuroergonomics and Cognitive Engineering: Proceedings of the AHFE 2016 International Conference on Neuroergonomics and Cognitive Engineering, July 27-31, 2016, Walt Disney World®, Florida, USA / [ed] Kelly S. Hale; Kay M. Stanney, London: Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology/Springer Verlag, 2017, p. 211-222Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this paper was to understand the influence of cognitive and emotional-motivational aspects of task complexity on workers performances in high-technology driven drilling activity in a deep mine. Data was collected by observing and video recording miners’ engaged in two separate production drilling activities, using two Boomers simultaneously. Based on the analysis, it is found that the workers encounter cognitive challenges in their ability to process information marked on rock surfaces for the positioning of the boomers, resulting in added complexity to their drilling tasks. The workers’ were also found to have issues with the quality of their designed job environment, and which emotional-motivational challenge also added to their tasks complexity. It is concluded that by understanding the emerging cognitive and emotional-motivational aspects of task complexities, future design processes of a friendly and performance enhancing work environments and technologies could evolve for efficient and effective human work.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology/Springer Verlag, 2017
Series
Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, ISSN 2194-5357 ; 488
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Human Work Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-32993 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-41691-5_18 (DOI)2-s2.0-84986281610 (Scopus ID)7b1c7b8f-4ccc-4b2a-9ffd-907b7f13783d (Local ID)978-3-319-41690-8 (ISBN)978-3-319-41691-5 (ISBN)7b1c7b8f-4ccc-4b2a-9ffd-907b7f13783d (Archive number)7b1c7b8f-4ccc-4b2a-9ffd-907b7f13783d (OAI)
Conference
International Conference on Neuroergonomics and Cognitive Engineering : 27/07/2016 - 31/08/2016
Note

Godkänd; 2016; 20160818 (andbra)

Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30 Last updated: 2017-11-25Bibliographically approved
Sanda, M.-A. (2017). Dynamics of National Culture and Employee Characteristics on Organizational Commitment in Retail Banks in Ghana (ed.). In: (Ed.), Sae Schatz; Mark Hoffman (Ed.), Advances in Cross-Cultural Decision Making: Proceedings of the AHFE 2016 International Conference on Cross-Cultural Decision Making (CCDM), July 27-31,2016, Walt Disney World®, Florida, USA. Paper presented at International Conference on Neuroergonomics and Cognitive Engineering : 27/07/2016 - 31/08/2016 (pp. 71-83). London: Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology/Springer Verlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Dynamics of National Culture and Employee Characteristics on Organizational Commitment in Retail Banks in Ghana
2017 (English)In: Advances in Cross-Cultural Decision Making: Proceedings of the AHFE 2016 International Conference on Cross-Cultural Decision Making (CCDM), July 27-31,2016, Walt Disney World®, Florida, USA / [ed] Sae Schatz; Mark Hoffman, London: Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology/Springer Verlag, 2017, p. 71-83Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Firms operating in high growth sectors are known to face the challenges of hiring and assimilating large numbers of new employees, providing new knowledge and skills to existing employees, and addressing the need for a rapid expansion of leadership capability. In the Ghanaian situation, such a challenge is known to prevail, since the country implemented major financial sector reforms starting in the late 1980s as part of its broad market reforms, key of which is the deregulation of the financial sub-sector. The banking sector in Ghana is therefore, faced with human resource management challenges, which includes the finding of the right caliber of employees to employ, and how to ensure that employees get committed to their organizations in order to reduce their desire to switch to competitor firms, due to apparent dissatisfaction with their jobs. This study therefore, examined a conceptual model that sought to hypothesize the impact of national culture and employee characteristics on employees’ organizational commitment in retail banks in Ghana. The purpose is to understand the extent to which Ghanaian national cultural values and employee characteristics impact on employee organizational commitment in Retail Banks operating in Ghana. Quantitative data was collected from 282 bank employee across nine different retail banks in Ghana, and analyzed stepwise, using the analysis of moment structures (AMOS) program. Firstly, path analysis was conducted to test the individual measurement models that constitute the various components of the conceptual structural model. In this analysis, the factor score weights and model fit estimates for the indicator variables in the various latent variables (i.e. national culture, employee characteristics, and organizational commitment,) were appraised. Results from the path analysis identified four measurable indicators for organizational commitment. The analysis showed that all the measurable indicators tested for national culture and employee characteristics did not have significant loads to serve as measurable indicators. It is concluded that employees’ organizational commitment in retail banks in Ghana is neither influenced by the Ghanaian national culture nor the employee’s characteristics.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology/Springer Verlag, 2017
Series
Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, ISSN 2194-5357 ; 480
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Human Work Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-30560 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-41636-6_6 (DOI)2-s2.0-84986218119 (Scopus ID)46a32ad7-0f3c-41ed-b9ea-c041fec2cc53 (Local ID)978-3-319-41635-9 (ISBN)978-3-319-41636-6 (ISBN)46a32ad7-0f3c-41ed-b9ea-c041fec2cc53 (Archive number)46a32ad7-0f3c-41ed-b9ea-c041fec2cc53 (OAI)
Conference
International Conference on Neuroergonomics and Cognitive Engineering : 27/07/2016 - 31/08/2016
Note

Godkänd; 2016; 20160818 (andbra)

Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30 Last updated: 2017-11-25Bibliographically approved
Sanda, M.-A. (2017). Guest editorial: leadership and organizational development in Africa. African Journal of Economic and Management Studies, 8(3), 254-261
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Guest editorial: leadership and organizational development in Africa
2017 (English)In: African Journal of Economic and Management Studies, ISSN 2040-0705, E-ISSN 2040-0713, Vol. 8, no 3, p. 254-261Article in journal, Editorial material (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to preview contributions on leadership and organizational development in the African context, covered in this special issue of the African Journal of Business and Economic Studies.

Design/methodology/approach

Summaries of the underlying theoretical/conceptual and/or empirical frameworks, as well as key findings for each paper, were outlined in order to provide insights of each paper’s thematic contribution.

Findings

Paper 1 identified four basic modes of understanding organizational culture which provides a unique and expanded view on pursuing research in the field. Paper 2 found that managers use authentic and transactional leadership skills to cultivate and nurture the creativities of employees toward increased performances. Paper 3 found the interaction between authentic leaders and followers as inducing high levels of moral and ethical behaviors in followers. Paper 4 found that employee engagement and affective commitment minimize employees’ attrition, irrespective of leadership styles. Paper 5 found that, managers can enhance organizational development by creating an atmosphere for innovation development, and being involved in its implementation. Paper 6 found that leaders who are emotionally intelligent positively evoke subordinates’ citizenship behaviors. Paper 7 identified three distinct and interrelated archetypes of managerial role preferences (i.e. change agents, affective leaders, and result-oriented realists) needed by leaders in their administrative practices.

Originality/value

The papers provide new insights, in terms of thematic learning and knowledge, which add to the understanding of the contemporary Afrocentric perspective on leadership and organizational development, especially, the dialogue of management activities that promote the relational, critical and constructionist perspectives on leadership and organizational development

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2017
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Industrial Work Environment
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-65120 (URN)10.1108/AJEMS-05-2017-0098 (DOI)000407386400001 ()2-s2.0-85032466073 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2017-08-16 Created: 2017-08-16 Last updated: 2018-07-10Bibliographically approved
Sanda, M.-A. (2017). Mediating Subjective Task Complexity in Job Design: A Critical Reflection of Historicity in Self-regulatory Activity. In: Carryl Baldwin (Ed.), Advances in Neuroergonomics and Cognitive Engineering: Proceedings of the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Neuroergonomics and Cognitive Engineering, July 17–21, 2017, The Westin Bonaventure Hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA. Paper presented at AHFE 2017 International Conference on AHFE 2017 International Conference on Neuroergonomics and Cognitive Engineering, Los Angeles, July 17–21, 2017 (pp. 340-350). Cham: Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Mediating Subjective Task Complexity in Job Design: A Critical Reflection of Historicity in Self-regulatory Activity
2017 (English)In: Advances in Neuroergonomics and Cognitive Engineering: Proceedings of the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Neuroergonomics and Cognitive Engineering, July 17–21, 2017, The Westin Bonaventure Hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA / [ed] Carryl Baldwin, Cham: Springer, 2017, p. 340-350Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper critically reflects on the influence of historicity in self-regulatory activity towards mediating subjective task complexity in job design. This is based on the growing interest of using the ‘practice’ approach in overcoming the gap between the theoretical understanding of what people do and the realistic understanding of what people actually do at the workplace. The paper argued that since an objective analysis of the number of alternatives presented in any given situation will not always coincide with subjective perceptions, and the individual’s lack of knowledge about the external world may result in his/her inability to accurately predict the outcomes of his/her decisions, then it is important to understand how an individual acquire knowledge about his/her external world of work, and also if its consequential effect on the routine is acquired through the recollections of the subconscious mind’s daily encounters at the work situations.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cham: Springer, 2017
Series
Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing ; 586
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Industrial Work Environment
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-63916 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-60642-2_32 (DOI)2-s2.0-85021790083 (Scopus ID)978-3-319-60641-5 (ISBN)978-3-319-60642-2 (ISBN)
Conference
AHFE 2017 International Conference on AHFE 2017 International Conference on Neuroergonomics and Cognitive Engineering, Los Angeles, July 17–21, 2017
Available from: 2017-06-12 Created: 2017-06-12 Last updated: 2017-11-24Bibliographically approved
Kilu, R. H., Andersson, E., Sanda, M.-A. & Uden, M. (2017). Reflections on Organizational Barriers Vis-à-Vis Women Participation in Largescale Ghanaian Mines. International Journal of Business and Social Science
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Reflections on Organizational Barriers Vis-à-Vis Women Participation in Largescale Ghanaian Mines
2017 (English)In: International Journal of Business and Social Science, ISSN 2219-1933, E-ISSN 2219-6021Article in journal (Refereed) Accepted
Abstract [en]

Writing from gender and organizational perspectives, this article reflects consciously with nuances upon varied effort working towards resolving the long existing binary barriers in the world of work. Working towards this goal, this article raises questions as to which organizational practices, processes, and procedures function to create participatory barriers to women in Ghanaian mine jobs. Adopting a mixed method design, the paper points to the culture of male dominance, gender biases, role models and mentorship constraints, unfriendly family work policies, and the relationship among women in male-dominated settings. These outcomes, according to the study, constitute a considerable concern for organizational development, with practical implications for industry, employment, labor relation practices, and public policy in Ghana. Therefore affirmative action among others is recommended for gender deconstruction, and promotion of gender democracy, an agenda for inclusivity, and a safety valve for poverty escapes and a compact for achieving gender equality in multinational Ghanaian mines. 

Keywords
gender, binary barriers, male-dominance, gender democracy, sustainable development, Ghanaian mines
National Category
Social Sciences Economics Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Industrial Marketing; Gender and Technology; Industrial Work Environment
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-63359 (URN)
Available from: 2017-05-15 Created: 2017-05-15 Last updated: 2018-06-05
Sanda, M.-A. & Owusu-Asiedu, E. (2017). The Emerging Cognitive Difficulties and Emotional-Motivational Challenges of Ghanaian Air Traffic Controllers: Implication for Improved Job Design. In: Carryl Baldwin (Ed.), Advances in Neuroergonomics and Cognitive Engineering: Proceedings of the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Neuroergonomics and Cognitive Engineering, July 17–21, 2017, The Westin Bonaventure Hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA. Paper presented at AHFE 2017 International Conference on AHFE 2017 International Conference on Neuroergonomics and Cognitive Engineering, Los Angeles, July 17–21, 2017 (pp. 351-361). Cham: Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Emerging Cognitive Difficulties and Emotional-Motivational Challenges of Ghanaian Air Traffic Controllers: Implication for Improved Job Design
2017 (English)In: Advances in Neuroergonomics and Cognitive Engineering: Proceedings of the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Neuroergonomics and Cognitive Engineering, July 17–21, 2017, The Westin Bonaventure Hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA / [ed] Carryl Baldwin, Cham: Springer, 2017, p. 351-361Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This study explored the cognitive difficulties and emotional-motivational challenges associated with air traffic control activity in Ghana. This based on the observation that air traffic controllers at the main airport in Ghana operate under very stressful situations in managing the high traffic and movement of aircrafts. Guided by the systemic structural theory of activity, it was found that the air traffic control activity entailed a complex set of tasks that required operators to have very high levels of knowledge and expertise in the practical application of specific skills pertaining to cognitive domains. It is concluded that even though a complex motor task in the air traffic control activity can be performed by the workers, it demands significant cognitive effort, with consequential effect on the emotional-motivational aspects of the activity they perform. This understanding can be incorporated in designing an operator-efficient and effective work system for air traffic controllers in Ghana.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cham: Springer, 2017
Series
Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing ; 586
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Industrial Work Environment
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-63913 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-60642-2_33 (DOI)2-s2.0-85021834199 (Scopus ID)978-3-319-60641-5 (ISBN)978-3-319-60642-2 (ISBN)
Conference
AHFE 2017 International Conference on AHFE 2017 International Conference on Neuroergonomics and Cognitive Engineering, Los Angeles, July 17–21, 2017
Available from: 2017-06-12 Created: 2017-06-12 Last updated: 2017-11-24Bibliographically approved
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