I am working in an IT company and we offer companies the management of their IT infrastructure. Our support team consists of seven members and one team leader. The team leader, one member and me have the most experience as consultants, the other only occasionally consult little companies and mostly handle support.
I recently took a week of holidays and here is the question:
Who should I inform about tasks that need to be done in my absence?
I was sending a summary of remaining tasks (like four or so) to our team leader, with the request, he may please delegate the work to the co-workers he sees fit best.
He told me, it is not his job to do that and I should talk to my co-workers myself about those tasks.
I believe it is his job, because he runs the team and knows best who has time for what task in the time I am not in the office. He is also able to handle delegation in the case someone suddenly needs to attend to something else or gets sick.