Incrementalism is when changes occur gradually. Most often referring to the policy of social change happening in degrees. The use of the term incrementalism is first attributed to Lindblom (1959) and then Wildavsky (1964). According to them, people break down complex problems into manageable steps. They simplify the process. From its inception, there has been a debate on whether incrementalism works to create change or if it actually detracts from change.
Yes, incrementalism works.
Incrementalism is the basis of change and negotiation. It is the realistic way to achieve policy changes.
Incrementalism is the basis of change.
Changes in nature, human beings' existence, the development of the sciences, and policy creation are gradual and accumulative.
Incrementalism detracts from progress. It stops people from demanding change and is an unfit response to a crisis.
Change requires a big surge of progress, not incrementalism
Both the momentum of a movement and innovation are lost if the agreement that both sides come to is too cautious and measured. Radical policy shifts must occur before society settles back into a new equilibrium.