This chapter explores the systems involved in building a high-functioning and high-performing team. Team culture sets the tone for the team’s priorities, the decisions that are made, and how its members interact and perform. Team culture sets the tone for the team’s priorities, the decisions that are made, and how its members interact and perform. The process of taking a team culture from the whiteboard to reality involves three phases: core component—purpose; core component—values; and core component—standards. Further, J. Cole and A. J. Martin found that having a short, simple overarching theme that captures the team’s core values each day as well as daily rituals are useful for helping teams to successfully implement values and standards. Over time, a team may lose sight of its culture or need to engage in an intentional change as a result of an ineffective or stagnant culture. A similar relationship between social cohesion and team performance has also been found.