Thinking about your org’s overall strategy: does engineering have enough influence on the direction your company takes? Why/why not?

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Director of Network Transformation, Self-employed
Depends on the industry you are in.  
Chief Technology Officer in Software, 2 - 10 employees
Industry, product/service offering, maturity, scale and many other factors will impact the question of whether or not it is 'enough influence'. I generally believe that  engineering is mission critical to all organizations in the modern world and should be at the table for all the critical decisions, even if that is simply to expand what is possible and constrain the improbable. 
CTO in Healthcare and Biotech, 11 - 50 employees
Engineering has a significant influence in a startup like I am in right now because we are creating a digital product. Just a big reminder that Product requires to be in that influence as an arbitrator, so we won't deviate from the correct path we should be directed to.

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Without a doubt - Technical Debt! It's a ball and chain that creates an ever increasing drag on any organization, stifles innovation, and prevents transformation.
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