Adapting to Change in an Ever-Changing World

Aug 13, 2020 - 11:00pm

NEHA President Sandra Long

In general, most do not like change and resist it because it moves us into the unfamiliar. By definition, change is the act or instance of making or becoming different. We have all had to become different in our processes, interactions, and daily lives lately. I prefer to look at change from a positive perspective. Looking at the positive outcomes of change allows us to recognize the change and make it familiar. Did you know it actually takes more energy and time to resist change than it does to go along with or initiate change? Resisting change can be exhausting and mood altering. In this month's column, President Long explores how change has impacted environmental health programs and how flexibility and dedication are shaping the future of our profession.

 

Read the President's Message in Full

ADAPTING TO CHANGE IN AN EVER-CHANGING WORLD (PDF)

 

September 2020 issue of the Journal of Environmental Health (JEH)
Journal of Environmental Health
September 2020
Volume 83, Number 2

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