Adam Grant published a piece today titled What’s the Common Ingredient for Success Across Teams of Surgeons, Bank Analysts, Software Developers, Airline Pilots, and Basketball Players?

He highlights research in many occupations that has found that the “team” a person is on is the key element for success, and cites a number of instances where people have not been able to replicate their individual success when they leave their team.

Though he doesn’t talk about education, the research does seem to raise questions about various programs that try to attract teachers who are “successful” in one school to “high-needs” schools.

Here’s an excerpt: