BNET has a great little post about the three things that happen when you work in an environment where everything is treated as a “Code Red emergency.” What they point to:
- All problems get treated as five-alarm fires, whether they’re truly urgent or not. This means when something really is mission-critical, it might not get the attention it deserves.
- Stress levels rise as staffers try to adjust to perpetual long hours and non-stop pressure.
- Burnout happens, productivity drops, and employee engagement disappears.
I agree, though I would have pulled the three items in #3 as individual items.