I recently took up a new team as a senior project manager. This team has a two senior technical architects having equal experience, all of us reporting to a director.
The total team size is 11 including all. Director is saying all the three are leaders for the team and has set up goals of project delivery as 30 % each. The project is getting foundered because of lack of correct reponsibility. All his communications are sent to three people addressed as " team do this" teamdo that", eventually nothing gets done as each thinks it is not my job it is others.
He also sent a mail to stake holders that for this project any commmunication needs to be copied to all the three ( four including him)
I an finding this frustrating because as a manager i dont have control on anything, and every small thing needs to go through discussion with other guys. He says all meetings should be attended by all three. Much worse is each person schedules their own meetings and expecct people in the team to attend. Team members are confused as well.
Is it a good management practice to have such an arrangement ? I always believed in single line of leadership for any team.
Before i took up the job, i was told i will be responsible. After i joined, the above was the arrangement.
This has taken away accountability on my part, how do i make my director understand this will not work. Or am i missing something here ?