I got a job to automate processes in a specific field. My background is in process automation.
After I started, I discovered my team is not responsible for the processes or their automation at all. Another team is and whereas the colleagues are friendly and stress that they welcome suggestions, they also make it very clear that they don't need external involvement and don't see it as recommendable for me to take over any of the automation tasks. My team are just users.
It's also clear that everyone involved in my recruitment knew that I wasn't to take care of the processes as this is not what my team does.
Instead, I'm relegated to much more junior tasks: basically, I need to perform the processes manually. I can't automate the process without the other team's involvement since I would need access to systems, which I can only get from them and they made it clear I won't get it.
Could you please tell me what the solution is?
This situation happens to me for the second time in my life. When it happened the first time, I tried to prove to the other team I could contribute - which was definitely the case given I actually had much more technical expertise in the field than they. I tried to make it cooperatively with them. So I spent a year basically trying to make the very territorial colleagues "like me", being totally cooperative but despite that being blamed by them for even proposing any contribution. I was forced to perform simple manual tasks during that year. I never want to experience that again.