Location: Water Management and Systems ResearchTitle: A win-win
Submitted to: Resource
Publication Type: Popular Publication
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/25/2022
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Technical Abstract: Ask not what your Society can do for you – ask what you can do for your Society. I have chosen to be a part of a profession – agriculture, food, and biological systems – that is critically important for the world. And I have chosen to be a part of organizations – universities and government science and research agencies – that help me make a difference in the world. We are part of organizations – colleges, corporations, consulting firms, government agencies – because they allow us to do more than we could alone. We benefit in important ways… Make more money. Have a bigger impact on the world. Work with more interesting people. But we must live up to our end of the bargain. There are costs… We allow the organization to benefit from our expertise, creativity, and energy. We must follow organizational rules. We have less time for other fun stuff. Overall we stay with the organization because the benefits outweigh the costs. Both we and the organization come out ahead. A win-win.