My company is reorganizing to a flatter reporting structure in which my title changes from supervisor to team lead with no change in compensation. With this change my direct reports will now report to my manger along with the other former (laid off) supervisors direct reports. In the discussion with my manager his expectations is I am to lead both groups of directs and has not given thought on how to communicate the message to our group. I would like to give my manager input on how to communicate the message of responsibilities as I feel there could issues/confusion with the individual contributors (IC) as to who directs their work and priorities.
I have worked with my mananger for 5-yrs, he is an admitted recovering micromanager. Highlighting this point as I can foresee this further blurring the lines between leading without authority, alignment, and who/when should ICs take their direction. Seeking advice on managing up to manage the message.