Currently my org chart is a little wonky
I manage two departments, a production department and shipping/receiving
My direct reports are
the shipping manager who will eventually have his own foreman (covid has made hiring an issue and he was previously foreman but was promoted out of the union) he has 8 operators and a clerk (My skips from production)
then in the production department I have two foremen running two shifts and 7 production operators. In my mind the foremen are the work leaders and I assign tasks as such. Currently I am doing O3's with
however technically the production operators directly report to me but dotted line report to their foreman (foremen are still in the union so they are supervisors but do not have hire/fire or disciplinary authority)
Would you advise I do O3's with all production team members as well as the foreman and my shipping manager or remain the way i'm doing things? I eventually want foreman doing O3's with their operators though it's tricky due to the union and with them not being full fledged managers.
Further to this eventually I will be taking on an additional 10 person team consisting of two more foremen and 8 operators though we are delaying that change as it would be too difficult for me to run 3 departments at this time without other leadership in place.