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

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.
Date12 1900
CreatorsHass, Nicolette P.
ContributorsBeyerlein, Michael, Kennedy, Frances A., Lambert, Paul
PublisherUniversity of North Texas
Source SetsUniversity of North Texas
Detected LanguageEnglish
TypeThesis or Dissertation
RightsPublic, Copyright, Hass, Nicolette P., Copyright is held by the author, unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved.

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