For team systems to exist they must possess the structure and function necessary to convert system inputs into system outputs. This structure must be aligned to the ability to collect and receive input data, process and transform that data, produce material output, and have control elements in place to measure and adapt to internal and external environmental variables.

When examining a team system, clearly identify that all necessary roles within the system are present and comprehensible. When examining team system ideality, identify the interactions between the system roles and look for contradictions or possible efficiencies. Look for lines of completeness and opportunities to transition in more ideal roles. Identify system roles that do not contribute to the output transformation and consider if those roles are necessary.