I find it hard to adjust to the top down decision making from management where I work. One example: I have raised my interest in moving to a different team a handful times, but management sometimes forget to come back to me, or I just receive a short "no". I feel I don't have much influence, but in the end of the day I am writing the code so I wish I felt more ownership to the processes.
To narrow what is going on to the essencial: My managers mainly focus on how they can keep pace with processes they have initialized, and care less for the human factor.
To illustrate what arguments leads me to that conclusion. 1) We are understaffed on both my current team and the one I wish to transfer to. 2) Management have initialized a large project that soon will split my current team into two teams. In my view, they take a big risk taking on a big project on our team when they are informed I am interested in changing team.
What is the best way to influence in a work environment like this, where concerns for the process are more important than the concerns of the individual? How can I make the managers care more about my perspective, hopefully without end up being perceived as a negative or difficult employee?