True that. Stats and data are one of the tools I employ when ever I can.
One thing I like to note: I live and work in Japan and here experience does not count as much as seniority. I find my niches to work better, but that is the cause of misery here.
In one aspect I am lucky though: I’m usually UX/UI designer in one and I also code the templates. With that and design sprints I have been able to create good work despite having unwilling managers at times.