Yes, it keeps their expertise sharp90%

No, they should be less hands-on10%


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Senior Director Engineering in Travel and Hospitality, 10,001+ employees
Coding does not men they are not sharp. Architecture and Design reviews help them stay upto date as well
IT Director, Supply Chain Digital in Manufacturing, 10,001+ employees
In most cases, the answer is Yes. Not only does it keep expertise sharp but also:
- Hands-on awareness of the realities
- Earn respect of the team as someone who knows the ground realities.
CTO in Consumer Goods, 11 - 50 employees
If you’re not in the code base writing code on a regular basis, then your contribution is more likely to be an annoyance to the team than a blessing. You’re also putting someone junior to you on the spot to do a code review. If you’re at an executive level, contributing code probably isn’t the highest value way to provide value to your teams or your company.

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