Maintenance the undervalued oft forgotten part of society. When reading this insightful and well researched article, which explores the modern obsession with innovation at the expense of maintenance, I was struck that this is true of so many important areas of the work we focus on at Renaisi.
It is easy to be distracted by the need for innovation and the new at the expense of the important role of maintenance in strengthening people, places and organisations. It is often the less glamorous support and connecting actions and activities which make the most significant impact to people's lives.
Projects and organisations which improve and innovate should obviously be celebrated but this article was an important reminder to not let the new distract from the crucial role of maintenance in all areas of our lives.
focusing on infrastructure or on old, existing things rather than novel ones reminds us of the absolute centrality of the work that goes into keeping the entire world going.