Common Threats to the Efficiency and Productivity among Public Sector Employees in Jordan


  • Shaker Habis Nawafleh Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority, Jordan
  • Mohammad Khair Farhan Qerba Prince Al Hussein Bin Abdullah II School of International Studies, University of Jordan, Jordan
  • Anas Alsmadi Head of the Department of General Education and Student Affairs, Directorate of Education, Aqaba, Jordan



Efficiency, Productivity, Public Sector, Employees


The performance of employee's efficiency and productivity considered as significant indicators to determine competitiveness and productivity for institutions. The purpose of this study is to investigate the threats of efficiency and productivity among the employees in the Jordanian public institutions. The research method used is qualitative method by performing a semi-structured interviews with open-ended questions for (40) employees in the Jordanian public institutions. The results of the study show that threats of efficiency and productivity in public institutions employees are poor skill level, non-provision for rewards and appreciation, unawareness of latest project management techniques, prolonged purchase procedures, trade-off in cost and quality of equipment, rework and quality issues and distance between workplace and house. Formal, specialized and modified productivity improvement model recommended overcoming on these threats.


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