One of the complaints we fans had with last year's team was its inflexibility. The formation was the same, players were used in pre-determined positions ... there was little attempt to look at the collection of players and determine how best to use them.
Marin Rennie is doing just that. True, certain players will always play certain positions (e.g. goalie) but Rennie's approach has been to use player's to the best of their abilities. At first glance the Whitecaps squad seem to be very thin in the midfield (players between the defence and forwards). And yet the management seems to take that in stride, feeling that some players who were slotted as defenders or wingers may be suitable in the midfield. Martin Rennie has taken the time to get to know his players, and is bringing a new perspective to the team.
It's amazing how many of my clients simply want to stay with the kitchen layout they have had for years. Old "rules" like the sink must be placed at the window or the kitchen must be designed around the "work triangle" may not necessarily result in the best functioning kitchen. That doesn't mean that all rules are bad or must be broken, but sometimes trying things in a different way will result in something amazing.
When I meet with a prospective client I try to bring fresh perspective to the room. But before I even think about where the sink will be located, or whether a cooktop & wall oven combination is better than a single range, I spend time getting to know my clients and determining how they work in the kitchen. Once I know that I have the perspective to plan a kitchen around them.