Category:Trickle-down Fear

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Long description: (Thick) Institutional fear-mongering, passed down from tier to tier, expecting the chain of command to be motivated by fear of major consequences alone, without care being taken to mitigate catastrophe anxiety. At some point, this structural fear must be metabolized into a humane response. Refusing to perpetuate trickle-down fear protect's the institution's frontliners/first responders from being paralyzed by robotic scripts that are not flexible enough to deal with (crisis) on the ground realities. Institutional frontliners need agency, trust, and support from their suprastructures to enact solutions AND commit mistakes without excessive fear of punitive measures (to borrow from military terms: court martialling). Some mistakes are inevitable in crisis situations, where bullet-proof, tried-and-tested safety scripts are not always possible.

Used in the Frictionary of: 2020

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