I have found that when I was dealing with management if I really needed something I had to let them think of it . So what worked for me was to just talk about it with someone not in management close enough for those that counted to over hear it . Then in a few weeks they would figure that you had forgotten about it and make it their idea . I'm just a little guy that likes to not be in the spot lite any way let them pat their own back all they want. Just smile shake your head and know the reality of it for your self you won without the fight .