Every employee who disagrees with a policy or a decision has a choice: ignore it, whine about it, or be direct.
Ignoring something you don’t agree with is fine, so long as you feel the difference of opinion is not a serious error. If you feel that a policy or decision is harmful in a way that really matters, you have an absolute obligation as a member of the team to voice your concern directly to those who can do something about it.
Doing anything less because you are uncomfortable or worried about sounding like you’re not a “team player” is putting your own welfare ahead of the company’s. A good company, one that’s worth protecting, will NOT punish employees for voicing a reasonable concern.
But here’s the thing: Don’t whisper your concern in a “meeting outside of the meeting.” That’s destructive to the team. Don’t cross your arms, roll your eyes, and whine to your colleagues who have no way to influence the outcome.
If it doesn’t matter, forget it! But if it does, you have a moral obligation to put on your grownup pants and head straight for the decision makers who can do something about it.
If those decision makers are worth their salt, and you present your idea calmly and clearly, your stock will only go up in their eyes.