It could mean anything. Most common reason is personnel problems, including staffing, individual floor's rules, mistreatment of GN's are just a few.
An example: great floor - TEAM work - super Manager who, for whatever reason, placed a "assistant manager" in between herself and her staff. The AM is mean-spirited, lacking any management skills, vindictive (no cell phones on the floor - a GOOD thing except she has one glued to her ear)!
No negotiation of schedules: no challenges to silly little AM rules.
The floor went from "the place to work" from full staff (18 at night) to 6 - SIX nurses and 12 openings! You know what that means.
I left because of the bitterness and nasty remarks that I had to endure (not directed at me) - nasty spirit-crushing remarks made in the report room (doesn't this uneducated witch know how that opens the entire hospital to law suites!!) - if you defend someone, you get the crap too!
Just last week one of their new GN's left because of the maniacal ravings of this woman - another nurse lost. At last count, five left in one week!!!
The super Manager is in complete denial.
I left and others left - wonder if she will ever see the light!