Engineering is part of the greater picture, if it only operates well within its org, then it is failing the company as a whole. Empathy, adaptability, and creativity when it comes to working with the rest of the growing organization is key to a successful company. It is true that very often, tech startups have a big focus on engineering but that doesn’t make us the center of the company. If we aren’t able to communicate and serve others, we aren’t playing our role in the success of the company. This is a big reason why all the engineering metrics we discussed above are so meaningful for the rest of the company. Building trust, collaboration and being flexible in the way we all work towards the same objective is what make things happen.