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  • Main Title The power of teams: Do self-managing work teams influence managers' perceptions of potency?


  • Author: Hass, Nicolette P.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Chair: Beyerlein, Michael
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Major Professor
  • Committee Member: Kennedy, Frances A.
    Contributor Type: Personal
  • Committee Member: Lambert, Paul
    Contributor Type: Personal


  • Name: University of North Texas
    Place of Publication: Denton, Texas


  • Creation: 2005-12
  • Digitized: 2008-02-12


  • English


  • Content Description: The present study examined the perceptions of teams and managers on team potency levels as a function of stage of team development. Drawing from the power and influence literature, potency was established as a means by which to assess team's internal dynamics. Stage of team development was separated into four categories including pseudo, potential, real and high performance teams. Archival data included 45 teams and managers gathered from the manufacturing and service industries. Results indicated a significant linear relationship between team perceptions of team potency and stage of team development. Additionally, potency perceptions of teams significantly differentiated between the four stages of team development. Manager perceptions of team potency produced non-significant results. Possible explanations of the results as well as implications for practice and future research are provided.


  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Teams in the workplace.
  • Keyword: potency
  • Keyword: influence
  • Keyword: work teams
  • Keyword: power


  • Name: UNT Theses and Dissertations
    Code: UNTETD


  • Name: UNT Libraries
    Code: UNT


  • Rights Access: public
  • Rights License: copyright
  • Rights Holder: Hass, Nicolette P.
  • Rights Statement: Copyright is held by the author, unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved.

Resource Type

  • Thesis or Dissertation


  • Text


  • OCLC: 68934485
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc4961


  • Degree Name: Master of Science
  • Degree Level: Master's
  • Degree Discipline: Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • Academic Department: Department of Psychology
  • Degree Grantor: University of North Texas