My role as a UX researcher in an enterprise-scale electronic health records environment requires a strategic approach on many levels.
I use a problem-oriented approach to define design direction of a notoriously complex system. But a similarly strategic approach is required to navigate the complexity of collaborative relationships when responsibilities overlap across roles.
A big part of my role is to demonstrate the value of bringing research earlier in the product development cycle. I have had a lot of fun and successes in this capacity!