Poor communication, lack of foresight, lack of adequate staff
ELT has completely removed themselves from the front-line staff; they don't care how the work gets done as long as their goals are met. People are working themselves to death because they believe in the organization, but leadership clearly doesn't care. Every single department is understaffed for the way the higher-ups have dictated that the job be - more ... done, and they won't review current processes to find a better balance.
To be fair, the wages and benefits are excellent for the area. And your coworkers are likely going to be some of the most hardworking people you'll ever meet. HR has done an ... - less