TSoT establishes system-level patterns that can be used to translate the reasoning behind how people are organized. The most relevant desired state reality is firmly established by a systemic analysis methodology enabling leadership practitioners to advance their field as a profession. 

  • MODEL – An organizing construct that defines the external characteristics of team systems including roles, parts, and processes.
  • PATTERN – An organizing assessment that forecasts possible characteristics of team systems including roles, parts, and processes.
  • SYSTEMIC – System wide, linking or affecting the entire system independent of sequence.

This then introduces the concept of patterns or models to provide measurability context and direction for determining how to resolve contradictions when designing or redesigning team systems. Patterns and models lend themselves to this understanding which is why they provide the foundation to TSoT.

Since TSoT is the unification of a variety of both traditional and nontraditional fields, with a focus on the organizing principles that guide organizations, produce products, and steer market interactions, you will see the examination and reference to the research of other authors and other concepts. An important aspect of any good framework is building on existing works in new and interesting ways.