I work at a large company with different groups and divisions and things like that.
We are made to participate in several cross-company workshops where many issues are discussed. In one group, everything is good. We have our meeting, everyone contributes and someone makes a summary and that's what happens.
But in another group, I'm very uncomfortable because what I say is always made to feel wrong and there's 3 or 4 members who decide everything. I and couple other team members feel we're wasting our time. We really want to help make the company better but these 3 or 4 just delete anything we offer.
I told the others that we should just be in the group and let the other 3 or 4 do what they want. My boss says we just have to participate and don't worry about what they do but others say these groups are very important and higher up bosses are watching.
Should we insist that our contributions are included? Should we participate and let them do what they want? Should I ask my boss again if this will hurt my job?