I'm contemplating the transfer of O3 meetings for two staff members to our Assistant Manager (whom I would continue O3's with). I am looking at this as I aim to provide better clarity in reporting and day-to-day oversight for our team.
My responsibilities and schedule can be somewhat erratic and inconsistent due to the demands of my role. This has caused some confusion for members of my team. They aren't sure when they need to bring something to me, or when they should just go directly to the Assistant Manager, who is readily available on a daily basis. It has caused trouble with questions being asked to both of us separately (we do well to be in sync, luckily), and occaisionally tasks being assigned by one of us without the other fully knowing what was expected. During annual reviews, the confusion was identified as an area needing addressed.
I want to be sure to work towards impeccable communication and low confusion. However, I also don't just want to pass off the reporting relationship because it is "easier" to do, or for the wrong reasons. What are your thoughts?