The multi-year effort decentralized Medtronic’s three big groups — cardiology, neuroscience and medical surgical — into 20 narrowly focused operating units (OUs).
“The OUs can maintain focus and accountability, execute faster and make quicker decisions, while retaining the advantages of size and scale. … Play small and play big,” Martha said in an October 2020 communique.
Fast forward to today. Mike Hess, VP of corporate technology and innovation, calls Medtronic’s Design for Reliability and Manufacturability (DRM) program a “great example of the play big, play small mindset.”
“The DRM team…