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Chapter 1. What's So New About Teams? > Team Members: Rethink Your Roles - Pg. 9

What's So New About Teams? 9 FYI Charles Darwin said, "It's not the strongest species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but rather the one that is most adaptable to change." This changes when the group becomes a team. You are expected to help plan the work and deter- mine how it will be carried out. Why Change? Changing the way you work is often not easy. It requires a radical change in the way you look at your job--and at yourself. Nobody really likes to change the way he or she does things. You're accustomed to doing your job in a certain way. It's comfortable to keep doing it that way. To change takes you out of this comfort zone. But progress can't be made unless you become uncomfortable. Even though the changes your discomfort engenders may lead to progress for the company, you may ask what's in it for you. Some of the benefits you gain are