Originally Posted by MediaBLITZ
Successful tournament play dictates an ebb and flow of changing strategies, so the answer is yes and no.
It doesn't change going for the win - but overall the strategy at this point is dictated more by stack sizes and table assignment. Not going to pretend being in the money has zero effect, but it really shouldn't. You are still trying to make the best decisions you can (within the circumstances at that moment) to outlast the field and finish on top.
If you are stuck on a "basic strategy" and find yourself min-cashing too many times it would be wise to consider adding some new strategies at different points. But again these are more about your stack size and your current opponents at your assigned table, in other words, doing what you can get away with.
The basic goal is to get deep with enough chips so you have a reasonable chance to win one of the large prizes at the high end of the payout table. That said, specific circumstances differ, so there can be times to consider adjusting your goal.
An example that comes to mind is if you've satellited into a tournament far above your normal level, where each step up the pay scale means significantly more money. How much is significant differs from person to person.
In my case, I've been in multiple situations where the next pay jump was low 3 figures, and I don't think I tightened up. I've never been in a situation where the next jump was thousands, so I can't be sure what I'd do. But I have no doubt I'd be tempted to try passively creeping up the pay scale.