University of Tokyo

Abstract
Survey Number 0268
Survey Title Survey on Human Resource Management and Project Management that Enhance Productivity and Motivation, 2000
Depositor Japanese Information Technology Services Industry Association
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Summary In the information technology industry, human resources are the biggest assets in corporate competitiveness. Developing and utilizing human resources to the maximum extent is a critical issue for business and human resource management. In the two-year plan beginning with the fiscal year of 1999, the Japan Information Technology Industry Services Association (JISA) endorsed a "Business model promoting vacation leave to ensure a working style that is filled with energy and peace of mind," commissioned by the Health, Labour and Welfare Ministry, to improve employment conditions and working environments so that IT companies would be able to hire and retain excellent human resources. In the fiscal year of 1999, JISA conducted research on the actual status of acquiring annual paid leave and an employee survey. Since the fiscal year of 2000, succeeding and enhancing the results of the previous research, JISA has been working on investigating the ideal work model for IT engineers by setting up a work model committee in JISA. In particular, JISA conducted this research for companies and employees as well as an interview survey on human resources management for overseas IT industries. This research comprises a survey on the IT engineers' incentives for corporate HR divisions, and one on the IT engineers' perspectives of employee occupations. The purpose of the survey is to examine three themes: (1) IT engineers' perspectives on occupation and incentive, (2) the productivity of a project team and corporate human resource management, and (3) human resource management and motivation for IT engineers in growing companies.
Universe Company survey: 530 companies that are regular JISA members
Individual survey: 10,600 employees selected from among the participating companies in the corporate survey
Unit of Observation Individual,Organization
Sample Size Company survey: Number of effective responses is 217 (effective response rate is 40.9%)
Individual survey: Number of effective responses is 2,991 (effective response rate is 28.2%)
Time Period October to November 2000
Spatial Unit
Sampling Procedure Individual survey: Each participating company was requested to ask 20 of its employees to participate in the individual survey.
Mode of Data Collection Self-report questionnaires were distributed and returned by post l (Individual surveys were not returned through the human resources division but by post.).
Investigator Japan Information Technology Industry Services Association
Sponsors (Funds) Health, Labour and Welfare Ministry
Related Publications (by the Investigator) Seisan sei to mochibeshon wo takameru jinteki shigen kanri to purojekuto kanri ni kansuru chosa [Research on human resources and project management to improve productivity and work motivation-Report on a business model that promotes vacation leave for a working style ensuring energy and peace of mind, Fiscal year of 2000], March 2001, Japan Information Technology Industry Services Association.
Related Publications (based on Secondary Analysis) List of related publications (based on Secondary Analysis)
Documentation [Chosa-hyo(Company survey)][Chosa-hyo(Individual survey)]
Major Survey Items Questionnaire Items:

[Company survey]
(1) Corporate overview: Corporate overview in the latest fiscal term (number of full-time employees, average number of employees, capital, sales, and business content) and management characteristics (22 items regarding management, business, organization, human resources, and employment).

(2) Competitive superiority: Superiority compared with other companies in the same industry (10 items), source of competitive advantage, and emphasis on the occupation from the perspective of present and future corporate strategy)

(3) How IT engineers work and how employers make IT engineers work: Actual status of conducting a survey on employee incentive and job satisfaction; how much the company emphasizes policies to improve employee motivation and contribute to the company and employee satisfaction with these policies (policies indicated by 26 items such as working condition, working style, evaluation, treatment, corporation, and objectives), status of introducing human resources and labor management (policy for motivating individuals), status of introducing human resource and labor management (policy for motivating employees and activating projects), policy for career development of IT engineers, employment system in the future (plans for introducing new employment system).

[Individual survey]
(1) Face sheet: Sex, age, marital status, dependent family, education, annual compensation, position, current occupation, occupations in which R has experience, occupation with longest career, total number of years of experience as an IT engineer, number of years in R's longest occupational experience, number of jobs switched, tenure, qualifications that R holds, number of overtime hours.

(2) Current job: Overview of the current project (number of project members, period of the project, classification of the project, how to begin the project, current status of development, if R should continuously work at the client's office), features of the assigned project, how to proceed with the assigned project, and matters to be improved.

(3) Attitude toward work and desired working style.

(4) Working ability: Self-evaluation of working ability, and availability of experience and knowledge.

(5) Work motivation: Important matters for work and satisfaction with the job, 26 items including working condition, working style, evaluation, treatment, company, objective, motivation, job satisfaction, and satisfaction with the current employer.

(6) Work result, progress of the project, level of role attained, and individual objectives.
Date of Release 2004/06/22
Version Registered on June 22, 2004
Topics Economy/Industry/Management
Employment/Labor
Notes for Users Data sets are written in Japanese.