To be part of the in-group, sometimes you need to accept irrational behavior. To be visible by senior managers, you need to ask questions. Even if the answers to those questions won’t matter.
Just showing interest is a big plus.
But then the question is, do you really want to be part of that group?
If your vision is aligned with that group and you want to be noticed, then the answer is simple.
Sometimes, you must explore the core of the group to understand that it is really for you.
You will gain deeper understanding and you can decide later on if you still want to be part of that group or move to another group that resonates more with your needs and aspirations.