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Gebrekkige motivering as nie-tegniese oorsaak van pantograaf-rydraadverstrikkings

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dc.contributor.advisor Mr P. Kilbourn en_US
dc.contributor.author Coetzee, Martin Jacobus
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-14T06:32:20Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-14T06:32:20Z
dc.date.issued 2012-08-14
dc.date.submitted 1997
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/5600
dc.description M.Comm. en_US
dc.description.abstract Spoornet ( South African Transport Services before 1991) realised since the early 1980's that pressure from its environment would have a serious effect on its economic survival. Since 1991 it has had to fight for its marketshare. Road transport companies started to beat Spoornet on all levels and robbed it of its client base. Spoornet was forced to reform its customer services approach. Pantograph-overheadwire entanglements is one of the obstacles in obtaining customer satisfaction due to the fact that one such incident can cause a train delay of up to three hours. Due the impact this has on the predictability of service, the Chief Engineer (Electrical) set as first objective an entanglement figure of 1 per million pantograph kilometres. A few informal investigations were made into possible technical reasons but none was made into the possible non-technical reasons. As hypothesis it was stated that the efforts of personnel in the organisation to solve the entanglement problem were being handicapped by the lack of motivation, which caused a atmosphere of conflict and frustration. This frustration and conflict has a negative influence on productivity and effectiveness which could be the cause of entanglements. Research done on this was conducted on a dual approach; Literature study as secondary information. Structured interview as primary information. The hypothesis was tested with this study and it was shown that inter-groupconflict, motivation, resource employment and the current approach all had aspects which needed to be addressed to solve the pantograph-overheadwire entanglement problem. en_US
dc.language.iso afr en_US
dc.subject Electric railroads - Pantograph - Maintenance and repair. en_US
dc.subject Motivation (Psychology) en_US
dc.subject Employee motivation. en_US
dc.subject Spoornet en_US
dc.title Gebrekkige motivering as nie-tegniese oorsaak van pantograaf-rydraadverstrikkings en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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