It sounds like the problem you're experiencing is lack of communication and agreement. Code isn't going to fix a human problem.
I suggest you tackle the problem at the layer it manifests instead of trying to reinvent a square wheel at a lower layer.
After years of working on several companies and projects the only thing I saw in common were two:
If you have some suggestions on the communication part please tell.
Based on personal experience, I would say, don't give in. Instead push for change, hard. Sometimes you will hit a brick wall and will have to move on. But then you find a team (and a manager) that's a joy to work with and work becomes a pleasure.
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