Why is “relationship” important for our competitiveness as professionals in the chemical enterprise?

ACS members (current and future) need a myriad of transformative experiences throughout their careers to remain competitive in today’s global marketplace. Transformative experiences typically hail from transformative relationships and vice versa, and they differentiate those that are good from those that are extraordinary. We have a huge opportunity to revolutionize the ACS experience for our members by nurturing relationships that go beyond comfortable affiliations and engage deeply with more people in many places in diverse ways. Membership in ACS may be positioned as a long-term relationship centered around transformative experiences that enable the individual, thus the broader chemical profession, to thrive throughout one’s career.