The Safe Pick
Not all of us get to pick our teammates but when you do, it’s important not to fall into the trap of choosing the safe pick. The safe pick is the easy way out because you get the short-term benefit of the excitement of new without too much disruption to the status quo. The reality is that nothing is really new. The team just got better at protecting the status quo. That is the opposite of new and defeats the purpose of adding a new teammate.