The Core Commitments and Protocols (TCP) create LOVE and increase EFFICIENCY in any team. TCP is the first intentional culture design platform for making great teams which achieve creative results in the most efficient manner. 


TCP is based on the observable fact TEAM=PRODUCT which was first discovered by Jim and Michele McCarthy around 1995. TCP's focus is on getting results through creating and maintaining team's extraodinary connectivity.

TCP is also known as "software for your head". Like any well-made software TCP creates reproducable results - from any group of people who adopt the Core Commitments and use the Core Protocols a great efficient team will emerge quickly. Hundreds of teams contributed to TCP by testing the platform on themselves. TCP evolved through the iterative process for over two decades. The Core Protocols codebase is continuosly versioned, released and delivered solely by McCarthy Technologies since its inception and to this day.

High Level Design Diagram

For the team to become great below five necessary conditions must be met:

  • Freedom
  • Self-Awareness
  • Connection
  • Productivity
  • Error Correction
five necessary conditions for great team - by richard kasperowski

five necessary conditions for great team - by richard kasperowski

The Core Commitments and Protocols provide the functionality to achieve all five conditions.

Communication design by richard kasperowski

Communication design by richard kasperowski



The Core is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. For exact terms see The Core is considered as source code under that agreement. You are free to use and distribute this work or any derivations you care to make, provided you also distribute this source document in its entirety, including this paragraph. Copyright © 2010 Jim and Michele McCarthy

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