Renewal

Renewal

Renewal is necessary. To invent new things, to see new perspectives you have to renew. You have to dare to drop the old systems and experiment to get something better. Otherwise we would still be monkeys. (Insert monkey sound here)

Renewal has some phases in which it takes place:

  1. Exploration – Some small experiments to see which direction to go to to make things better. (This is the function of Art and the creatives)
  2. Definition of vision – Setting a goal or vision for the new path. This defines the renewal proces to give it a certain scope. (This is for the structural/system thinkers)
  3. Experimentation – You begin with what you know and try to change things. Rethinking the whole system at once does not work. You can’t build a whole holistic system from scratch. Experiment with replacing some of the parts or begin small and simple. (for the creatives again, outside the box thinkers)
  4. Definition of rules – By slowly adapting what you know to the new situation you learn what works and what does not. Rules begin to form. (Structuralists)
  5. The next step – Hopefully you created a better system by now. But all things are never perfect. Begin again at step 1.

Our whole society keeps on renewing. Most people are not good at it. Most combine the existing ideas when they build/set up something new. There are a few people who can imagine new ideas, who dare to look beyond what already exists. Those are the people that are the most interesting.