Think Big Work Small applied to change management

Jason Yip
Jul 25, 2023

I’ve been thinking about Think Big Work Small and change management in terms of coherence and momentum. Think Big to create coherence; Work Small to create momentum.

Thing Big Work Small = coherent momentum; Think Small Work Small = incoherent momentum; Think Big Work Big = coherent paralysis; Think Small Work Big = incoherent paralysis
Think Big Work Small = Coherent momentum

Target operating models are a way to Think Big.

Identifying critical challenges to focus improvement is how to Work Small.

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Jason Yip

Senior Manager Product Engineering at Grainger. Extreme Programming, Agile, Lean guy. Ex-Spotify, ex-ThoughtWorks, ex-CruiseControl