At my current job that there is growing discontent amidst the employees and the management seems unaware of the extent of it. This includes some new hires, yet, no one complains to the management about their exhaustion and frustration, due to a lack of trust.
The workload is always extreme - literal chaos one day and everyone standing around yawning the next. One moment we seem to be overstaffed and the next we seem to be understaffed. Morale is very low.
The management seems to be partially aware of the low morale and they try to remediate it with planning fun company events, giving encouragement, friendly competitions, etc. But none of these things fix the root problems - poor communication, heavy-handedness, too few managers, and employee exhaustion.
We have just barely recovered from a large employee exodus, which thankfully was during a slow season. An exodus right now would make my job impossible and would set the company back considerably.
1. Should I talk with my own manager one-on-one about the things I've overheard and what others have confided in me about? Or would that be like tattle-tailing?
2. How can I tell the management that they need to expand their own ranks to make themselves more accessible to the rest of us without seeming to imply that they aren't doing a good enough job?